Ever wondered how far back you can go with your family tree or maybe you’d like to discover more about your ethnicity?
We’ve teamed up with Ancestry to give you the chance to do just that as it announces that more than 12 million historic UK newspaper pages from more than 200 publications have been made available on Newspapers.com.
The pages across a variety of publishers, including Reach plc, provide details on historical events, individuals and other fascinating insights into the news and culture of the time to help people discover more about their family history.
To mark the occasion, two fantastic prizes are up for grabs that could help you delve deeper into your family history.
The lucky winners will each receive a full year’s Ancestry All Access subscription, featuring all of Ancestry’s services including Newspapers.com and Fold3, which is the ultimate tool for discovering your unique story.
They’ll also each be sent an AncestryDNA test kit which will unlock the details of the past through their DNA, including ethnic background and genetic relatives.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes, simply fill out the entry form below:
Owned by Ancestry, Newspapers.com is the largest online newspaper archive and consists of 736 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 23,100+ newspapers from around the world. The UK newspaper titles include The Daily Mirror and a vast array of regional publications from across the UK such as Manchester Evening News, Birmingham Mail, Kent & Sussex Courier, and many more.
Pages dedicated to births, marriages and obituaries will be launched in the near-future providing users with easy access to incredible details about their ancestors, as well as the lives of people at the time, on a national and local level. Meanwhile, people looking to explore specifics around their family history, or delve into events that took place in areas where their ancestors lived will also be available to view.
“Newspaper articles are an invaluable source for not only discovering more about historic events throughout time, but also about our ancestors and how they once lived,” said Simon Pearce, family history expert at Ancestry. “This is why we are launching over 12 million archived newspaper pages from a variety of publishers in the UK. Newspapers.com has been a huge success in the US and we are now pleased to offer people in the UK the opportunity to further their family history research and discover all kinds of interesting stories and anecdotes within these pages.”
A standalone subscription for Newspapers.com is currently £49 for 6 months. To sign up for a 7-day free trial visit Newspapers.com