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English & Welsh Resources for Family Historians: Newspapers

The State Library of South Australia has a large number of resources that may assist you in tracing your English or Welsh ancestry. This guide also contains websites of interest, contact details for relevant organisations and tips & tricks.

Newspapers available at the Library

Here are a variety of overseas newspapers held by the Library that may be of interest to the family historian.

Newspapers available for home access

The following newspapers are available to South Australian residents who register for home access with the State Library of South Australia.  You can come in and register or register online.

Historical Newspapers Online

You would be amazed at the types of information you can locate in historical newspapers about your family.  A birth, death or marriage notice is not uncommon but how about an insolvency, a mention on the Queen's Honour list, a criminal conviction or a military promotion. Newspapers can also tell you what was happening on a day to day basis; things like the weather, sports, political issues and other items that may have been of interest to your ancestor.

NOTE: some of these links are to subscription sites or have conditions for access