Look back into the Island's past

Since 1884 the County Press has brought the news to Islanders.


You can now access more than 6,500 editions of the County Press online and search for articles by keywords and dates.


Searches are free but you must register and pay to view pages.


Update - Friday, May 2: If you are experiencing problems loading pages in the viewer, you can now open them directly as a pdf. Use the green tab to open the sidebar and click the link at the top.


For the best experience using the archive, we recommend using Google Chrome. If you encounter an error with any pages, please clear your cache and try again. If the problem persists, please contact us with details on which page is causing the issue.

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Ideal for someone interested in family research or local history.

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To start using the County Press Archive, please click here to Register