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British Newspaper Archive on GR as well as FMP

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CupCakes Report 28 May 2013 08:53

I've just seen some requests for look ups on FMP for News paper article.

The same is on GR as well - I've just checked for the posts requested - as expected they are there.

Some people are aware that GR & FMP are part of the same company.
Brightsolid online publishing limited has a 10 year contract to digitalise all the old British Library Newspapers & micro films held at Colindale in London - a mammoth job.


TootyFruity Report 28 May 2013 09:08

There are many reasons why peeps ask for look ups from other sites mainly because they don't have the subscription level on this site. It could be that they don't like the search facility on this site, I prefer GR's sister site FMP's search engine but only the UK. I'm less than impressed with, and search engines.


Gai Report 28 May 2013 09:12

Post copied from another thread.


The British newspapers archives were on GR before they were on FMP. When they were first on here you could only print a copy of the article and couldn't save a copy to your computer as a pdf etc. The only way to save a copy was to take a screen shot and it was very cumbersome.

Now I don't have access to the archives on here at present but today I discovered on FMP that you can save a copy as a pdf to your computer. It would be interesting to know whether you can now save an article using GR,



CupCakes Report 28 May 2013 09:24

Yes you can add an article to Keepsake on GR or if you use the Snipping tool you can save and download to your computer. If you computer is set up to forward images as an email, you can email to anybody as well


Gai Report 28 May 2013 10:58

Thanks NanaSue

It's great that you can now save to your computer and that's certainly an improvement for the members of GR.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 May 2013 11:41

Still can't work out how to save to my computer - the only way I've found is to take a screen shot and paste it into another programme :-(

Although there was a thread about the snipping tool earlier, it seems not to be part of our operating (or what ever) system.


Gai Report 28 May 2013 11:56


I can give you instructions on how to save from FMP to a Mac but not sure if it's different on a normal PC.



jax Report 28 May 2013 12:08

From what I understand if you have the platinum membership it does not include the British Newspapers....that is a seperate sub

If you have the full FMP everything is we know there a probably more people that help on the boards using FMP records than GR's

As they are part of the same company I am sure I am allowed to say that


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 May 2013 13:46

Thank you Gai, but this is from GR. We don't have a Mac - its the other :-S

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 May 2013 15:00


KenSE Report 28 May 2013 15:23

+++DetEcTive+++ . if you have Windows Vista, you should be able to find it in All programs - Accessories


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 May 2013 20:12

Ken - OH says we do have Vista. Although I have looked under Accessories, I can't find anything about a snipping tool.


SylviaInCanada Report 28 May 2013 21:17


I also apparently do not have it in the Accessories on my computer


SylviaInCanada Report 28 May 2013 21:21

regarding the Newspaper Archives .................

I started using them on the original site, before GR or FMP started carrying them

and still prefer that site.

I grant that BS now owns that site, but the search engine gives me better results.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 May 2013 21:35

As in the site to which I gave a link, Sylvia, at 15:00?



Porkie_Pie Report 28 May 2013 21:39

Det, Try this link

Activate Vista's Snipping Tool



SylviaInCanada Report 28 May 2013 21:41



I've been using that site since it began

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 May 2013 22:01



MarieCeleste Report 28 May 2013 23:02

Having (through various circumstances) three ways of accessing the British Newspaper Archives (GR, FMP & BNA), the independant BNA site (as posted above) has by far the best search engine. I haven't tried the Lancs library free version.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 May 2013 23:45

Roy - thanks for the link. That probably explains why its not on our PC. :-)