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  • Pages from over 200 UK national and regional newspaper publications including The Daily Mirror, Manchester Evening News and Birmingham Mail 
  • Details on historical events, individuals’ lives and culture of the times our ancestors were living in available to view
  • To celebrate Women’s History Month some of the incredible pages include the launch of the first women's football team in The Pall Mall Gazette and the first British female astronaut, Helen Sharman in the Evening Standard


29th March 2022, London UK, Ancestry, the global leader in Family History, announced that more than 12 million historic UK newspaper pages from over 200 UK newspaper publications have been made available on  The pages across a variety of publishers, including Reach plc, provide details on historical events, individuals and other fascinating insights into the news and culture of the time to help people discover more about their family history.

Owned by Ancestry, is the largest online newspaper archive and consists of 736 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 23,100+ newspapers from around the world. The UK newspaper titles include The Daily Mirror and a vast array of regional publications from across the UK such as Manchester Evening News, Birmingham Mail, Kent & Sussex Courier and many more.

Pages dedicated to births, marriages and obituaries will be launched in the near-future providing users with easy access to incredible details about their ancestors, as well as the lives of people at the time, on a national and local level. Meanwhile, people looking to explore specifics around their family history, or delve into events that took place in areas where their ancestors lived will also be available to view.

To help celebrate Women’s History Month, some of the incredible stories found on include:


“Newspaper articles are an invaluable source for not only discovering more about historic events throughout time, but also about our ancestors and how they once lived,” comments Simon Pearce, Family History expert at Ancestry. “This is why we are launching over 12 million archived newspaper pages from a variety of publishers in the UK. has been a huge success in the US and we are now pleased to offer people in the UK the opportunity to further their family history research and discover all kinds of interesting stories and anecdotes within these pages.”

To sign up for a 7-day free trial visit:

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