The British Library is to put up digital copies of over 1,000,000 pages from 19th century British newspapers in a searchable website. The project is due to be completed in 18 months and will cover many of the out-of-copyright papers.
"Editorials, advertisements and photographs will be archived, as well as news reports, as they are seen as providing insights into the values of British society at the time." (BBC On-line)
People who know me know I have a keen interest in the 19th century side of affairs and to have a resource like this available on the web will be a dream come true.