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Searches articles published in The Free Lance-Star from 2002 to 2012. The legacy search is no longer maintained or supported. We strongly recommend using the new Google search above.

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Instructions for searching historical newspaper pages:

The search is far from perfect. Some complete editions are missing. Some editions have missing pages. And some are attached to another edition, so the only way to find them is to go the end of the edition before or after the one your looking for.

To search The Free Lance-Star archived editions go to

Type the name of the paper (Daily Star, The Free Lance, or The Free Lance-Star) you wish to search in the ‘Source’ field along with any other search parameters, such as date range or exact phrases, that you want to use to limit your search results.

For example:

The search above returns the following:

The links in the results can be followed to the digitized editions of the newspaper: