I spend a lot of time searching with Google and various specialty databases and would like to share one of my favorite search engine tips:
How to use Google News Archive
There is a small triangle in the search bar on Google News. By clicking on this triangle, you can select advanced news search and a pop-up window with unique search options will appear or you may use this link to access advanced news search.
Google has scanned numerous newspapers into its database and you may be able to find old articles about yourself or even family members.
The following infographic includes more search engine tips for Google.