Who owns and runs this website?

The British Newspaper Archive is owned and run by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. It is a commercial partnership with the British Library.

In turn, we are wholly owned by Findmypast Limited, the same company that brings you family history websites Findmypast, GenesReunited, Lives of the First World War, Who Do You Think You Are? Story and many more.

Ultimately, we are owned by DC Thomson & Co Limited, a UK-based, family-owned business that has been involved in publishing since the mid 19th century. 

The official bit

Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited is a UK limited company. We are incorporated in Scotland. Our registered company number is SC375068 and our registered office address is 185 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2HS.

We are registered as a Data Processor with the Information Commissioner’s Office: our registration number is Z284784X and you can check our registration here.

We are registered in the UK for VAT (value-added tax), our registration number is: GB 426 9170 84

Get in touch

Do you have questions, comments, feedback? Get in touch: we’d be happy to hear from you and aim to get back to you within 2 working days.

If you’d prefer to write or phone, here are our details:

Customer Support, The British Newspaper Archive, DC Thomson, 1st Floor, Meadowside Building, Dundee, DD1 1DD.

Phone: 01382 210100 (International: +44 1382 210100)