Win a British Newspaper Archive subscription

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We've teamed up with the British Library and digital publisher brightsolid to offer one reader a year's subscription to the new British Newspaper Archive website, worth £79.95

After two years in development, the new British Newspaper Archive website ( provides online access to almost four million archive newspaper pages. This offers family and local historians an unparalleled opportunity to explore local and national publications spanning more than two centuries – and, in the process, possibly learn more about the lives and experiences of their ancestors.

To celebrate this fantastic resource, we've joined forces with the British Library, where the original pages are held, and digital publisher brightsolid, to offer one Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine reader a year's free subscription to the site worth £79.95. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below – good luck!


How to enter


To be in with a chance of winning, simply complete the form below, including your answer to the following question: How many years does the British Newspaper Archive collection span? We'll choose one correct entry for the first prize from those received by the closing date of 5pm on 19 February 2012. Good luck!











Terms and conditions


1 The Promoter is Immediate Media Company Bristol Limited.
2 The promotion is open to all residents of the UK mainland, aged 18 years or over, except employees of the Promoter and its group companies and anyone connected with the promotion.
3 By entering the promotion, you acknowledge that you have read these rules and agree to be bound by them.
4 The prizes are not redeemable or refundable and there will be no cash alternative.
5 The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
6 The closing date and time is 5pm on 20 February 2012. Entries received after that date will not be considered.
7 If any winner is unable to be contacted within one month of the closing date, we reserve the right to draw a runner up.
8 Only one entry will be permitted per person, regardless of method of entry. Bulk entries made by third parties will not be permitted.
9 The winning entrant will be the first correct entry drawn at random after the closing time.
10 There is one winner, who will receive a year's subscription to the British Newspaper Archive website.
11 The winner will be notified within fourteen days of the close of the promotion by email. The name and county of residence of the winner may be obtained by sending a SAE to the Promoter at the address above marked for the attention of Matt Elton within two months of the closing date of the promotion.
12 Entrants must supply the Promoter with their full name, postal address and daytime telephone number. The Promoter will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with the Immediate Media Privacy Policy.
13 The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility for lost, delayed, ineligible or fraudulent entries.
14 The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.




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