Old School Genetic Algorithms News On Google News Archive
Looking for genetic algorithms, Google News Archive gives you a nice amount of news dating back to 1980s.
This other one is a brief summary of students and researchers work on engineering mentioning genetic algorithms and the early work of David E. Goldberg during his good times at The Clearing House For Genetic Algorithms. The excerpt:
And this another one suggests someone was, as early as 1983, already using genetic algorithms to do stock trading or something related.