Free Online Search: Digitized Welsh Newspapers

By Diane Haddad

The National Library of Wales has updated its free Welsh Newspapers Online website with a new look and 400,000 pages from newspapers published between 1804 and 1919.

The search form lets you type in a name or other search term and select options including:

  • the language of the newspaper (Welsh only or English only, or leave blank for both)
  • a specific newspaper title
  • year range
  • type of article (such as news or family notices)

Your search terms can include Boolean operators such as AND (to find both words you entered), OR (to find either word) or NOT (to exclude articles containing the word you specify).

You also can browse by newspaper title, time period or place, or browse images by type.

This is a page from the Oct. 22, 1864, Aberystwith Observer: