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European Resources for family historians: Intro

This State Library of South Australia guide highlights resources available at the Library as well as various databases and websites that may assist your search for ancestors in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Nation of Migrants

Modern Australia is a multicultural society.  While many Australians trace their ancestors to the United Kingdom, many have roots in other parts of Europe or other parts of the world!

This Library guide outlines resources held by the State Library of South Australia that may help trace ancestors back to various European countries.  It also contains links to helpful websites, and to other organisations.

Getting started

The State Library has guide books covering almost every aspect of family history research. The list below is just a small selection to help you get started searching for ancestors overseas.

Most of these books (and many others) can be browsed in our Family History Collection.