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[4qd-bannvalley] The Scotsman online search
- Subject: [4qd-bannvalley] The Scotsman online search
- From: 4qd-bannvalley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (John Woods)
- Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 10:59:06 +1200
- References: <000201c53959$a131b870$661286d9@CPQ11706309182>
Newspapers are always an interesting source of information, but often
difficult to search.
I've just found that "The Scotsman" has an online search facility for
historical articles 1817-1950. I wondered if there was any Bann Valley
content so I searched under keyword Garvagh for dates 1817-1899. This gave
24 results. These included:
2 Jan 1897 page 10- "The Year's centenarians"
25 Mar 1846 page 4 "The Army"
Looking for the keyword Kilrea over the same date range, there were 28
results and for Aghadowey 4 results.
Unfortunately, the headline displayed, e.g. "Sporting News" or "Ireland"
gives very little clue as to the content of the article, and to view the
article it costs you quite a bit! (The search itself is free).
Many of the Bann Valley families we are all interested in came from
Scotland, and some even migrated backwards and forwards on a seasonal
basis,so I imagine Scottish readers of the 1800s were interested in what
they were up to.
I'll have to see if I can find a way to get access to the full articles,
maybe at the University of Canterbury here in Christchurch.....