New York Times archives: Online back to 1851

The New York Times has launched an expanded archive on the web, with a searchable database of articles going back to 1851. It’s $2.95 for one article, $7.95 for a four-pack.
Planning to search for a couple of features I wrote for the Times a while back, I put ” Mernit” into the query box and got a list of about 80 articles which included my brother’s birth announcement from the 50s, obits for Mernits I had never heard of, reports of my dad’s competitive chess games, and my article.
This is an exciting new resource.