Friday, 4 June 2010

Dunfermline Journal 1851-1931 on Ancestry

The Dunfermline Journal is available from 1851-1931 on Ancestry, located at

Source Information Dunfermline Journal, 1851-1931 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Newspaper collection located at and provided by Dunfermline Carnegie Library, Fife Council, Abbot Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, KY12 7NL.
Tel: 01383 312600
Fax: 01383 312608

About Dunfermline Journal, 1851-1931
This database contains images of the Dunfermline Journal, the main local newspaper of Dunfermline, Scotland, dating from 1851-1931.

Newspapers are a rich source of information for genealogists, and often contain information not possible to get elsewhere. Local newspapers are famous for publishing as many names and details of local people as possible, covering events such as births, marriages, deaths, wedding anniversaries, personal achievements, and personal tragedies.

Dunfermline is the ancient capital of Scotland and home to the world’s first Carnegie Library (it was the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie). The newspapers contained in this collection come from Carnegie Library.

NB: There's a gap in coverage from 1863-1871

Update: In fact, this has apparently been on the site for a while, but has just been updated - hence why it is listed in the What's New section. Never noticed it before!

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Anonymous said...

This isn't new - it's been on there for at least the last 3 years as it's one of my main reasons for keeping up a sub!

Chris Paton said...

Just had a look - it's listed in the Whats new at Ancestry page, but yes, looks like it has actually been updated, rather than a new project. Never noticed it before!