Wither Google News Archive ?

One of my favorite places on the web has been the Google News Archive, a wonderful storehouse of digitized newspapers, some of them stretching back 150 years or more.

It was fascinating to just pick a year and go back and see what life was like.

In May Google announced they would no longer be updating the site with new resources but that the search feature would remain for the papers they had stored.

Today however the google news archive search seems to have vanished. You can still try to access some of the papers if you do enough searching but the basic resource is gone.

Not sure if this is temporary or permanent but it is sad.

Author: PATRICK EDABURN, Assistant Editor