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08-11-2020, 17:10   #166
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Strange. For what it's worth I was already a member but let my sub lapse recently.

Maybe try this link?
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08-11-2020, 17:45   #167
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the link is visible ^ but viewing doesn't seem to work without subscribing (except those items already clipped by others)
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08-11-2020, 23:02   #168
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Cant get it to work...
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The link ‘works’ for me - opens their homepage which has a small box top right of screen ‘Try 7 days for free’. I tried to register and it recognized my email, so I tried logging in, got access to 'search' but when I clicked on a ‘found article’ it wanted me to register again, full details including credit card (which could be cancelled later). Crap functionality.

The more important issue IMO is it’s important to realise that Newspapers.com does not have all years for the papers it lists and ‘Irish’ coverage is poor. It seems good for the US, but quite poor for Ireland. It has the Freemans Journal (up to 1900) and about 20 years of the Irish Times (early years) and a few papers from the South East but not much else. Absent for e.g. are the Tipperary Vindicator and the Limerick Chronicle, both great for coverage of events in surrounding counties in the mid 1800’s; also no Northern papers feature. Similarly the site is very poor for Australia, the free Oz site (Trove) is miles ahead.

My opinion– it’s good when it’s free but certainly not value for an annual subscription. Use it when you are desperate for info and cannot find it elsewhere but don’t expect too much for Irish searches.
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10-11-2020, 19:45   #170
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Have it working also, -
Say you are in Ancestry and have a newspapers.com hint and you click on the hint, then you get asked to subscribe, pay etc.
However if you have a registered newspaper.com account, or you register, you can put the details from the hint into that and you will be able to do the search - very time consuming..

Would fully agree with poster "Mick Tator" and the use of this site.
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11-11-2020, 11:43   #171
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Ancestry are doing a - 20% off an Ancestry 6-month membership - for Uk & Ireland Premium - for £55.99 instead of £69.99
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11-11-2020, 14:16   #172
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Would Irish Newspaper Archives have any special Christmas offers coming up? There is a report I know they have but its too recent for Newspapers.com.
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11-11-2020, 18:42   #173
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They usually do. Follow them on social media to keep an eye.
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Would Irish Newspaper Archives have any special Christmas offers coming up? There is a report I know they have but its too recent for Newspapers.com.
If it's something I can check for you let me know JB.
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12-11-2020, 00:38   #175
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If it's something I can check for you let me know JB.
Thanks Hermy. I'm looking for a report on a tragic death, requested by a family member. There seems to be an issue as they said they are having trouble printing it out legibly. I'll pm you with the details tomorrow.
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I have a renewed subscription to Irish newspaper archives if anyone needs a look up for anything.
I have been helped greatly before in this regard and would like to do the same for others.

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19-11-2020, 11:51   #177
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This is one of the best things about our little forum. I love the collegiate nature of it.
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I have a renewed subscription to Irish newspaper archives if anyone needs a look up for anything.
I have been helped greatly before in this regard and would like to do the same for others.

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Just curious, is it as painfully slow for you as it is when I try to use it in libraries?
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19-11-2020, 15:59   #179
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Sadly, it is still as slow as ever which is a shame given it's such a brilliant resource.

I was told by head office of their intentions to update the servers but that was over a year ago and still no sign of the promised improvement.
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19-11-2020, 16:50   #180
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I agree about the slowness, such a pity. On the plus side, they are VERY decent to their subscribers in terms of applying offers and discounts. Some bigger companies could learn a lot from them.
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