• Type the search criteria for what you’re searching for into the box below, and then
  • To refine your results, click one of the tabs to search Manchester Historical Society Web site’s archival categories.
  • Use the search tips below for advanced search techniques. or visit The Google Search Operators page on Mozilla’s Site for more tips
  • You can also search our news items by Calendar View.
  • We hope that our updated search functionality will simplify your search. However we have provided direct link buttons to our legacy category pages below the search.

General rules for inputting Google search parameters:

To find pages with...

Do this in the search box...

all of the words in a series
Type the important words: tricolor rat terrier
an exact word or phrase
Type OR between all the words you want: miniature OR standard
any of the words in a series
Type the important words: tricolor rat terrier
none of the words in a series (exclude the file with the words)
Put a minus sign just before words you don’t want: -rodent, -“Jack Russell”
numbers ranging from: nnn to: nnn
Put 2 periods between the numbers and add a unit of measure: 10..35 lb, $300..$500, 2010..2015
restrict a search to a series of years
For each year, precede the value with inurl:*nnnn such as inurl:*1964 inurl:*1965 inurl:*1966 with each year-set separated by a space.
(There is no true date-range capability here; instead we’re using a portion of the PDFs’ filenames to identify the year the edition was published.)

Legacy and Date Searches

Suggested Searches:

Thanks For Visiting the archive!

We are still making adjustments to our new website archive and some of the files are still syncing. If you have trouble using the search, please use the directories by clicking the “Newspapers By Date”, “Recipes By Date” and “Yearbooks” links lower down this page.