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12/12/14
Original Poster
Stacie C. - Google Search

The Google News archives are back!

Hi everyone,

Great news--we've re-enabled archives search! Our team listened to all your feedback you left here in the forum, and was hard at work to bring you an even better archive experience. From all the posts we received, we heard loud and clear how important these archives are to our users. You can now go digging back in time to 2003. Search on :)

Desktop screenshot:
(Note: Click "Search tools" then "Recent">>Archives.)



Mobile screenshot:




Best,
Stacie
The Google News team
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All Replies (42)
Abdelrahman Ellithy
12/14/14
Abdelrahman Ellithy
I love it when Google listen to webmasters as well as users :)
Patiently waiting...
12/16/14
Patiently waiting...
What about the newspaper archives (the microfilmed newspapers) at news.google.com/newspapers? That was a much-needed feature for many genealogists - it was one of my top recommended websites ever... now it's nearly impossible to find anything since Google changed the search function last December.
Ken Hirooka
12/16/14
Ken Hirooka
Thank you a lot!
As long as I see this feature is has not introduced on Google.co.jp. 
Can I expect global rollout soon?
Coleburg83
12/16/14
Coleburg83
2003? You could find that information easily anyway.

The great thing about the old archives was that you could find news articles from as far back as the 1800s that you couldn't find anywhere else.

It's not been over a year since it went down and will it ever be back up like it was? Maybe think about putting some new people on it?
12/18/14
Original Poster
Stacie C. - Google Search
Hi Ken, 

A global rollout is definitely in the works. Stay tuned!

Hi Coleburg83, 

We realize how valuable a resource news.google.com/newspapers is to many people. The team is currently working on creating a better experience on the Newspaper Archives that should be available in the near future. Thanks for your patience.

Best,
Stacie
The Google 
Ken Hirooka
12/19/14
Ken Hirooka
Thank you, Stacie.

So glad to hear global rollout is on the way. 
I tried this function in English and found good-ol' articles :-)
Thank you and the team for great work!
Coleburg83
12/28/14
Coleburg83
So "in the near future" Google is going to have a news archive search up that will allow users to search old newspapers again? Like it was before they shut it down?
AGQ_Pgh
1/5/15
AGQ_Pgh
The News Archives are actually losing functionality -- you used to be able to type in a page number and hit <enter> and go to that page (especially helpful when searching a 100+ page Sunday newspaper)  -- now you have to manually click through each page at a time  -- any idea why that is happening?? Started about a month ago.....
Greg Enright
1/6/15
Greg Enright
I couldn't agree more with AGQ_pgh. It is sad to see the extent to which this valuable resource has been eroded by Google. It was a sad day when it was stopped in its tracks by the decision to stop adding new content. Then the search functionality was completely mangled. Now the issue AGQ mentions, the inability to go directly to a specific page. I can sort of get the cutting off of new material, given the amount of effort that must be involved, but why take the floor out from under two static functionalities like search and page entry? 

I have to add that the recent news that the search has been "re-enabled" was a massive letdown and an empty claim. The first step to making anyone excited about such a pronouncement would be to go back to the original functionality, but this seems to be another step in the wrong direction. 2003? The latest tool at least went as far back as 1970. 

When GNA started up, I was amazed and mightily impressed. Google earned a lot of cred with me. I've built a blog around the tool, but have had to do nothing but fight with it ever since as it has been scaled back and beat up. C'mon guys...get it right. It was and can be a great - and incredibly fun - resource.
Google user
1/16/15
Google user
Can I do a word search in a specific newspaper for the period 1860-1900?
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OldDanTrucker
8/6/18
OldDanTrucker
THIS Thread got murdered in cold blood! guess everyone is playing candy crush and bashing Trump on their Asinine OS I mean  phone
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