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Birmingham and other newspapers

Birmingham Chronicle (1819 to 1822, 1824 to 1827)

*Birmingham Gazette (1862 to 1956)

Birmingham Journal (1825 to 1869)

Birmingham Mail (1871,1914 to 1918,1939 to 1945)

*Birmingham Post (1857 to 1972)

* indicates incomplete holdings


Subscription website

Birmingham Evening Despatch
Birmingham Gazette
Birmingham Journal
Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Post
Sports Argus


Subscription website

Birmingham Post (1857 to 1900) and other UK regional newspapers (1800 to 1900) See https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/subscriptionsites

Infotrac Newstand

Access to Birmingham Mail and Post, Sports Argus, and Sunday Mercury (1998 to 2005) in addition to national newspapers. Coverage from c1998

See https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/subscriptionsites
London Gazette https://www.thegazette.co.uk/


For coverage of Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and Coventry Telegraph (1982 to present)

Welsh newspapers https://www.llgc.org.uk/en/information-for/family-historians/newspapers/
Times Digital Archive (1785 to 2013) https://www.gale.com/intl/c/the-times-digital-archive