Europe Free Online Historical Newspapers

There are quite a bit of free online historical newspapers from European countries. There are also some that are subscription-based.

In 2014, this website began to curate links to free online newspapers in the United States. The initial publication listed about 10,000 titles. A few years later, digitized and free Canadian newspaper collection links were curated and published. Today, between the two countries there are over 47,500 historical newspaper titles that are listed. The common denominator is that they are free to search and/or browse online.

This brings us to Europe. There are 44 countries in Europe. I suspect that we will not be able to find free titles in all the countries, but that is our goal.

Each country’s page will list nationwide titles, titles from other collections, and individual titles that are free to search and browse. Many countries have titles from other countries in their national libraries. They will be listed on the page of the collection that holds that title.

Some on these lists are indexed and full-text searchable, some are browse-only; some have English translation capability, and some do not. Some are easy to navigate while others may present quite a challenge. All the research for the initial set of free online titles for each country started in May 2022 and should be concluded by the end of summer 2022. Updates will be periodically added; at least once per year.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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