Archives February 2017

The Economist Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Economist Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Power of Old Newspapers

The pen’s mightier than the sword. Or, at least, that’s how the saying goes. This statement refers to the power of the written word to charm, influence, and entrance us.  Much like people, papers are written with an agenda in mind. Sometimes it’s to draw people to ...

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Scottish Sunday Express Archive: Back Issue Papers

Scottish Sunday Express Archive: Back Issue Papers

Why Outdated Newspapers Are Treasure Troves for Historians

Over the centuries, newspapers remained an easy way to inform the public of current events and local happenings. These publications give people an abundance of relevant, real-world information without having to rely on wires or a private investigator. Even now, newspapers remain a trusted source of information ...

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Scottish Daily Express Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Scottish Daily Express Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Relevance of Dated Newspapers

You might think that the old guy keeping a pile of yellowed newspapers in his attic belongs on Hoarders, but, that might be where you’re wrong. In fact, old issues of newspapers can prove invaluable for both genealogists and local historians. These outdated publications  provide a microscopic view of ...

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Sheffield Telegraph Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Sheffield Telegraph Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Why Everyone Should Read Old Newspapers

Newspapers offer unique insights into what the world, or community, was like on any given day.  While many local papers feature personal sections, such as a listing of deaths or births, this information isn’t easily found in any other medium.  A typical Google search will not take you ...

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Private Eye Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Private Eye Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Reason You Should Care About Archived Newspapers

Since the Oxford Gazette printed its first issue in 1665, newspapers have been keeping citizens of the British Isles up to date on happenings both abroad and closer to home.  Though much of the modern world now receives its news via television or the internet, newspapers still ...

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Western Mail Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Western Mail Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Present Need for Outdated News

Even in the age of Google searches and blog posts, local newspapers remain one of the best ways to gain in-depth knowledge of your community. Presenting cultural insights and details that might be missed by bigger publications, these regional British papers give everyone a chance to learn about what ...

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The Scotsman Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Scotsman Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Importance of Old Newspapers

It might be yellowed and dusty, but dated news still has its uses. Inside those crumbling pages exists a storehouse of valuable information. This is especially true for anyone interested in genealogy. Old newspaper let you see the names of places, descriptions of individuals, and text of obituaries that are ...

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Manchester Evening News Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Manchester Evening News Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Why Outdated Newspapers Are Treasure Troves for Historians

If all newspaper suddenly vanished from the earth, historical scholars would find their research sources woefully limited. While textbooks and online encyclopedias provide plenty of information about the past, they rarely give a good sense of a town or period’s personality.  As primary sources of data ...

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Yorkshire Post Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

Yorkshire Post Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Relevance of Dated Newspapers

With the advent of digital media and online databases, it might seem like newspapers have gone the way of the dodo. It’s difficult to see how an old newspaper, filled with outdated news updates, fits into that society. However, Wikipedia doesn’t hold everything. There’s only so much ...

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