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Old October 6th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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As my hometown , Liverpool, has cropped up in Ripper investigations several times over the years, I'm thinking, out of simple curiosity, of doing a little research into my local newspapers - (when I'm well enough) - obviously those in circulation in 1888 - perhaps 1887/1889 too. At the moment, I know of 3 different papers - I'm 100% sure that one of them was around then (and is still going); I'm 99% sure its sister paper (unfortunately no longer with us) was in circulation then too - and I know the address for both. I only know about the existence of the 3rd paper because i was recently browsing through a local history book which included an old advert for this paper - all I know is its name so have no idea when it was in print. I have some questions I need to ask before I begin (I may have other questions at some point)...before I ask, maybe I should remind folks that I live in Liverpool, ENGLAND, so things may be different in other countries but even just some general tips would be welcomed as the only research I've ever done involved my family tree...

1 - how can I find out what papers were in circulation in Liverpool in, and around, 1888?
2 - how likely is it that newspaper archives for long gone papers would still exist? If they do exist, how can I find out where?

If anybody can answer my questions, or give me any other advice, I will be eternally grateful! Thank you for reading

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Old October 6th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #3
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Thank you so much...I will check tha out as soon as I get a new notebook (paper is so much more trustworthy than modern technology at times!)
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Hope it helps, Cica...
I also uploaded an avatar for you....hope it's satisfactory.
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Cicatrice,
If you are a member of your local library, you may be able to access the British Library 19C newspaper archives via the library computers or possibly from your home PC, (I can access from home as a member of Calderdale Library). It's worth looking in to.
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I believe it also may be possible to join libraries in areas where you don't live, thus making sure you're a member of one which has the relevant subscriptions.
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Thank you guys The avatar is cool
In Liverpool, I can use all libraries with just one card but, if I remember right from my previous research, I don't need to be a member to use the records office etc of the main library - I'm sure that I'll be able to get help of some sort from the staff...thanks for the tips!!
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Hi Cicatrice

I wrote an article about "Jack the Ripper’s Liverpool" for Ripperologist at the time of the Ripper convention at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool in August 2003. You can read a copy of it at the following link (scroll down to get to the article). A number of other items in the same thread may prove of interest to you as well.

http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...e-Ripper/page3

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Thanks Chris - I'm going to see if my neighbour will let me use his laptop so it'll be easier to check all this stuff out than on my phone
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Thanks Chris - I'm going to see if my neighbour will let me use his laptop so it'll be easier to check all this stuff out than on my phone


Just seen your thread now. Here is a link to help you, and really you need to consult archivists in your local archive, but I bet you know that by now!

http://liv.ac.uk.libanswers.com/faq/49530


Also, here is a link to the British Library's archive of newspapers covering 100s of years:

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
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