I have never posted to this forum until today, although I've been using Google since the beginning and the Archived News since the month it was first offered. And although I eventually discovered the answer to why I cannot access the archives via the old interface (OR the less efficient ones) VIA a Google search, I'm not pleased with the company today. The search interface was far from perfect, but it was better than what's there now - NONE! I accept that Google decided to not add to the database of archived newspapers (don't like it, but accept it), but this doesn't make sense. Apparently, the archived news feature wasn't known to many, but whose fault was that? Others in this and the other discussion thread that lead me here mentioned that there were ways to promote usage or support it (advertising or a nominal charge to users to access the archives, for example), so why make it inaccessible ('archive' is no longer a choice on the side bar menu of advanced search, and you get squat if you enter older dates into the advanced search data range fields - also noted by others here). Earlier in this thread luckyshow said it all, so I would like to piggyback on that with a "yeah - what he/she said!" One last thought: by profession I am a researcher, so "the hunt" is in my blood, but the archived news database isn't something I accessed for work. I really enjoyed mining the archives in my spare time, not just looking for personal or family "stuff" (not a die-hard genealogist, either). Often, it was the article or ad that was adjacent to what I was originally searching for that caught my eye, my attention - it was like taking a trip in a time machine and waaaay better than wasting an hour watching a bunch of idiots dance with stars. I learned something old every time I visited the archives. Google, if you're listening, use that for a tagline to promote the Archived News. Just bring it back, please.