Readers frequently e-mail me for help finding older articles on HeraldNet. Often they’re looking for a story featuring themselves or family members. Sometimes they’re just looking for information about a particular topic or event. I’m always happy to help, but I also wanted to share some tips for more effective searches.
The most critical thing is refining your search term(s). Be as specific as possible. If you’re searching for a specific phrase or name, put it in quotation marks. You can also search for multiple words, using AND between them. That will ensure your results include all of the words. Our search page has more details about how to structure search terms.
You can also limit your search by date. If you know an article appeared in The Herald during a particular week, month or other time period, you can target your search accordingly.
Another important thing to know is that our online archives do not contain every article ever published in The Herald. We have online archives going back to 2000, but there are a few gaps. I’m trying to document those gaps, so we can fill them in eventually.
If you have any questions or still can’t find an article after using these tips, feel free to e-mail me.