Newspapers and Family history zone
Newspapers and family history zone at the National Library.

Many of our family history sources are available on open access within the Newspapers and Family History zone in the Main Reading Room. The material is divided into sections for each Australian State and selected overseas countries.

An online and printed guide is provided to help locate useful indexes and records in electronic, microform or print formats relating to:

  • Births, deaths and marriages
  • Cemetery transcripts
  • Censuses
  • Convicts
  • Electoral rolls
  • Government records
  • Immigration and shipping
  • Inquests and probate
  • Land records
  • Naturalisation
  • Newspapers
  • Parish registers

Other material of interest to family historians not on open access may be found using the Library's catalogue.