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Why isn't it free to use this site?

The British Newspaper Archive is still free to search in the British Library reading rooms.

In addition to the reading rooms and  from the comfort of your own home, you can also search this website for free. You get a preview snippet for each result so you can see whether that result is relevant to you, you then choose to pay to access the full page.

This precious collection has been made available for you to search online by a team of people digitising individual newspaper pages which, understandably, has come at a substantial cost .

It is therefore necessary for us to make a charge for full access to pages but please be assured that our pricing for online access is in line with other commercial family history resources and we will review our prices regularly to ensure that we remain competitive.

You choose either a pay-per-view or a subscription depending on what your likely level of use is going to be.

Plesae click here to see our current prices - we are offering some great deals.

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