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New Resources for Local & Family History

Laois Local Studies > News > New Resources for Local & Family History

Explore 300 years of history through local, regional and national newspapers from the British Newspaper Archive. The subscription website is now available, free of charge, in the Laois Local Studies reading room located on the first floor of the new Portlaoise Library. Offering online access to millions of pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003, the British Newspaper Archive is a fantastic resource for everyone interested in history, and for family and local historians in particular. For a full list of titles available click HERE

Laois Local Studies also offers free of charge access to in its new reading room. With over 110 million records spanning centuries of Irish history Findmypast has the largest online collection of Irish family records. For a full list of record series available click HERE