Google Groups contains an Usenet posts dating as far back as 1981.

I want to search the Usenet archives for some historical references.

How can I limit my Google Groups search to only be between two dates, say 1981 and 1989?


This is now part of standard search within Google Groups.

From Groups: Help: Search and filter:


Include only messages created after the YYYY/MM/DD date. For example, after:2011/11/02.


Include only messages created before the YYYY/MM/DD date. For example, before:2011/11/02.


Use Google Groups Advanced Search, specifically the Message Dates date range option.

  • 3
    the answer to use the advanced search does not work anymore... – user2646177 Dec 30 '13 at 20:42

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