Newspaper Finding Aids


TIARA February 2008
Sharon Sergeant
www.ancestralmanor.com


Historical Newspaper Uses and Access


Finding Aids and Metadata


Early Ireland Printers and Newspapers

1866 - 30 newspapers in Dublin; 74 in the provinces - Belfast 11, Waterford 7, Cork 4, Limerick 4, Wexford 4, Sligo 4, Londonderry 4, Drogheda 3, Enniskillen 3, Dundalk 3, and two each in Armagh, Boyle, Carlow, Castlebar, Clonmel, Ennis, Enniscorthy, Galway, Kilkenny, Nenagh, Omagh, Roscommon, Tralee, Tuam; and one each in Athlone, Ballena, Ballenasloe, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Ballyshannon, Bray, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cashel, Cavan, Colerain, Downpatrick, Gorey, Kells, Kilrush, Longford, Lurgan, Maryboro, Mohill, Monaghan, Mullingar, Naas, Newry, Parsonstown, Porterdown, Rosecrea, Skibbereen, Tullamore and Wicklow.

Early Ireland Printers and Newspapers

Masthead titles in order of frequency of use: Journal, Chronicle, Gazette, News, Herald, Reporter, Express, Constitution, Standard, Independent, News Letter, Advertiser, Free Press, Whig, Post, Sentinel, Telegraph, Examiner, Watchman, Mail, Star, Banner, Circular, Press, Argus, Conservative, Democrat, Press, Vindicator, Correspondent, Moderator, Eagle, Champion, Patriot, Citizen, Eagle.
Publication frequency: Daily 6; Weekly - Saturday 47, Friday 8, Thursday 9, Wednesday 2, Tuesday 2, Monday 1; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 5; Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2; Wednesday, Saturday 16; Tuesday, Friday 3; Monday, Thursday 2.

Ireland Newspapers


US Newspaper Resources


Finding Aids and Resource Cross-Referencing


Newspapers Outside the Region can be Finding Aids


Sample Online Digital Newspaper Resource Comparisons


Additional Resources


Additional resources, courtesy of Henry Scannell, Curator of Microtext and Newspapers at the Boston Public Library