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Re: Online Sources

Post by Scottish » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:00 pm

The 'missing' Sunday Post issues (the ones from the years available which showed the front page but were inactive ) are now all online.

These are:
1947
Feb 9th
Mar 9th
July 6th
Aug 17th
Oct 19th
Oct 26th

1942
June 14th
Oct 18th
Nov 15th

Incidentally, the BNA support team told me on May 28th that they'd be in touch when this was resolved but I've heard nothing. I've just checked from time to time to see if they were available.

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Re: Online Sources

Post by Sat31March1928 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:25 am

Missing Sunday Posts now up

e.g.

http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/imag ... 020807.htm

I've also been putting up Edinburgh Evening Newses. So far up to early 1881. Not a great deal of details but I have found a couple of Hearts games I didn't have a record of in other sources.

e.g. Sat 22 Mar 1879 Lancefield 0 Hearts 14

http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/imag ... 032206.htm
Jackson; James; Jackson; James; Jackson

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Re: Online Sources

Post by Scottish » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:44 pm

There are now 38 Sunday Post issues from 1945 online at the BNA.

John Meffen

Re: Online Sources

Post by John Meffen » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:26 pm

I don't have much to look up at the moment, but this could be quite handy tracking former players who moved 'down under'

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/search?adv=y

will try some random Falkirk+Football searches & report back

result

John Gillespie, FFC [soon to be of Queen's Park] being sent off for attacking the referee in a pre-season tournament in 1891 reported in "The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/119051028

I knew it happened but the FH carried no report :!:

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Re: Online Sources

Post by John Meffen » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:01 pm

seems to be free if you register, you need to refine & refine & refine searches, as I kept getting aitken's falkirk ale & the falkirk iron company next to sports articles, plus there seems to have been a racehorse called 'falkirk'

there isn't much, as you'd expect, but there may be some valuable nuggets, especially for getting obits of emigres.

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Re: Online Sources

Post by Sat31March1928 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:10 am

38 1945 issues here

http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/imag ... /1945.html

Image

The Post is now Sunday Post in BNA

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.u ... r=dayearly

Remaining 1945 issues now available
Jackson; James; Jackson; James; Jackson

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Re: Online Sources

Post by kjell » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:11 pm

Hello,

They have today started to add Inverness Courier for 1938.

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Re: Online Sources

Post by kjell » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:31 am

Evening Post between 1900 and 1905 now being added.

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Re: Online Sources

Post by kjell » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:01 pm

Hello,

Inverness Courier, 1935, 1938 - 1941.
Paisley Herald, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875 and 1877.

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Re: Online Sources

Post by ScottishFA » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:22 am

For anyone who has ever consulted an online newspaper archive (ie most of us) this is a fascinating story from the British Library about how it all happens:

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/col ... uture.html

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Re: Online Sources

Post by Scottish » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:56 am

Fascinating. It also contains what, even in January, must be a strong contender for Understatement of the Year: "We know that not everyone is a massive fan of microfilm."

And from the pedant's corner, maybe they'll learn how to spell Thomson (as in DC) correctly in future.

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Re: Online Sources

Post by stuthejag » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:12 pm

I received a e-mail from a old Thistle player who mentioned that the "Sunday People" used to publish details of reserves fixtures.
Is the Sunday People available anywhere on or off line ?
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Re: Online Sources

Post by football2011 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:44 pm

Edinburgh Evening News from 1905-06 now added.

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Re: Online Sources

Post by BMCCOLL » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:25 pm

For those like me who find the BNA's subscription rates extortionate, you can register with findmypast.com and get access to the BNA's archive for under a tenner a month, compared to BNA's £30. Admittedly the Findmypast search function is a bit clunky, but I can tolerate that for that price!
http://scottish-football-historical-archive.co.nf

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Re: Online Sources

Post by Scottish » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:23 am

That's useful info, Brian. Worth checking out. With regard to the BNA's rates, I think they're okay if you're going to spend a lot of time on the site. When they were adding many years of the Sunday Post, I felt it was good value but with only the odd local paper added and the BNA themselves saying they have no plans for any major additions to the Post in the near future, I let my subscription lapse despite various reduced rate offers.

It all depends on what people are looking for and what is available. For Scottish football historians I suspect we have devoured most of what's currently available that we can use.

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