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benny1982

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I may have to buy a sub for these as I found my ancestor Gertrude Wallaker of Prittlewell listed in an 1886 newspaper report.

And a William Taylor of Canewdon assaulted Robert Smith in 1874. On the 1871 census Smith was aged 40. I need to find if it was William Snr or William Jnr. I have to pay to get the full newspaper details. William Jnr is my ancestors brother both sons of Wm Snr.
 

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Hello Benny,
You can buy credits to view the papers instead of a subscription. There are various alternatives for payment. Interesting to see what one's ancestors were doing. Makes them characters rather than just names.
 

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As a xmas pressy to me, I have subscribed again to FMP as they kindly gave me a 20% discount.
I can now peruse their newspapers but I dont know what system they use to search them as I spent 30 minutes rading a page from 1878 for Edwin Murray but I never found it!! I even went back a page and forward a page!!
Nice though it is to read about rellies the actual facts are a bit on the thin side .... I suppose we should be greatful for small mercys!

Peter
 

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The National Newspaper Archives give you free search for a certain number of points which in my case amounted to 3 news articles I could download for free. Then you can pay in a variety of ways for news articles.

You can just look and see headlines, which actually can be helpful especially if you are looking for adverts of a relatives business. However it does also get you itching to pay to see more. Depends on how much detail you want. I am writing a history of our family so am looking for even the small info.

Anc.. are offering me 3 months free if I go back. They do have some papers but frankly the Newpaper Archives seem to have much more local interest stories.

Plus there are some papers you can look at free. I have found bankruptcy proceedings freely available. I am hoping soon to subscribe to the Archive as there is a wealth of stories I have seen headlines for both for my local history research and my family history but I have to wait till the Christmas bills are paid. I am really looking forward to a years access.
 

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