A guide to researching ancestors who emigrated to Australia from countries other than the United Kingdom
Newspapers can provide a wealth of information about your ancestors, including:
The State Library has many Australian newspapers published in languages other than English for the various ethnic communities in Australia. We also have a small collection of foreign language newspapers published overseas. Search the Library's online catalogue to find specific titles.
The library subscribes to a range of international newspaper databases, providing access to both historical and current titles.
These resources can be accessed from outside the Library if you are a registered Victorian Library user.
A selection of some of these databases is shown below:
In addition, a list of online newspaper archives is available on Wikipedia which includes free and pay per view newspaper archives from around the world in many languages.