24 hour reference resources
19th Century Newspapers
A wide range of newspapers from 19th Century Britain, offering a wealth of articles, reports and adverts, including many local and regional newspapers;
- The Leeds Mercury
- Bradford Observer
- Huddersfield Chronicle
- Northern Star.
Fascinating and potentially useful information can be found by searching across all publications, regardless of location. Ancestors can pop up in unusual places, particularly if they had a political background or were found to be on the wrong side of the law!
When using the resource:
- in a Calderdale library the site will appear automatically;
- at home, follow the link and enter the word calderdale followed by your Calderdale library card number (without the R) in the box which appears. Then select 'Proceed'.
Visit 19th Century Newspapers|
Top tip : when searching for a phrase or a 2 worded place-name, use apostrophes. For example, 'Hebden Bridge'
Joining the library
Not a member of Calderdale's Libraries? Membership gives you access to our 24 hour reference resources, books and much more in 22 libraries around Calderdale.
Membership is free and it's easy to join the library!