as of today, August 17, 2011, Google has disabled their News Archive search. not sure how many of you used this amazing historic newspaper resource, but i am crushed. they announced a while back that they would be discontinuing additions to the newspaper image database, but why they would eliminate the advanced search functionality while the images are all still there is beyond me. preparing to wipe out the whole thing? hoping to sell the images to Ancestry.com? whatever the reason, it is a sad day for geneaologists and free-database researchers everywhere.
yes squigy, that that search field DOES work, and can be of some use, but just yesterday i was using the "advanced search" page and finding oodles more than with this one. as of this morning, my "advanced search" page bookmark now immediately forwards directly to http://www.google.com . so stupid.