Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Newspapers, Magazines and Journals

 

NEWSPAPERS


TROVE - NEWSPAPERS

This allows text-searching of digitised historic newspapers. The newspapers have been scanned and the text from the articles has been captured by optical character recognition. The titles include the major Melbourne newspapers:

and

Other more short lived early newspapers which did not survive the goldrushes include:

Major regional newspapers include:

Religious newspapers include:

Also included are many regional and suburban, religious, ethnic, women's, sporting, occupational and financial newspapers covering Victoria and Australia.

To find newspaper mentions using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Newspapers and Gazettes". For a more focused search: use the "Advanced Search" and use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Newspapers and Gazettes". A search can then be made by title, place or date range.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

To browse newspapers by title:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/

 

GOOGLE NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES

Victorian Newspapers include:

https://news.google.com/newspapers

 

THE AGE DIGITAL EDITION

This includes complete content including advertisements and images for The Age from 2006 to the present. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card.

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/az.php?s=45723


NEWS (GALE ONEFILE)

This includes text only articles from The Age (1991-present), Herald Sun (1996-2004, 2009-present), The Australian (1996-2004, 2009-present), Bendigo Advertiser (2003-present) and various suburban and regional newspapers. It does not include images or advertisements. This is searchable. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card.

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/az.php?s=45723


PROQUEST AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND NEWSSTREAM

This includes text only articles from The Age (1996-present), Herald Sun (2001-present), The Australian (2001-present), Geelong Advertiser (2009-present) and various regional and suburban newspapers. It does not include images or advertisements. This is searchable. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card.

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/az.php?s=45723

 

NEWSBANK

This includes text only articles from The Age (1991-present), Herald Sun (1999-present), The Australian (1998-present), Weekly Times (1998-present), Geelong Advertiser (2003-present), Bendigo Advertiser (2003-present) and various regional and suburban newspapers. In addition the more recent editions of the major titles include an image format. This database is searchable. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card. It is accessible through the catalogue.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

This includes text only articles from the Australian Financial Review (September 2013-present). It does not include images or advertisements. This is searchable. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card.

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/az.php?s=45723

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - SERVICE NEWSPAPERS OF WORLD WAR TWO

These are digitised, full text newspapers covering the period of World War Two. Featuring over 200 titles from England, US, New Zealand and Australia which were produced for military and civilian units serving at home and abroad. Australian titles include AIF News, Guinea Gold Australia Edition, Wings (Official magazine of the R.A.A.F.), Salt (Authorized Australian Army Education Journal), and The First Aider. A State Library of Victoria library card is required for access.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

DAREBIN HERITAGE - NORTHCOTE LEADER

Images only.

1888-1959

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/newspapers

1960-1977

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/Newspapers/1107/northcote-leader-1960-onwards

 

DAREBIN HERITAGE - PRESTON POST TIMES 1978-1994

Images only.

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/Newspapers/1086/preston-post-times-1978-onwards

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIAN LUTHERAN 1913-1966

The Australian Lutheran was the nationwide magazine for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia (ELCA). It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australian-lutheran


FINDMYPAST - SCOTTISH AUSTRALASIAN MAGAZINE 1910-1918

The magazine has articles on a wide range of topics relating to Scotland - articles on well known Scots in Australasia, Home news, missing friends, "personal paragraphs', obituaries, the clans, and much more.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/scottish-australasian-magazine

 

KOORI MAIL 1991-PRESENT

Australian Institute of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Studies website has a digitized collection of the Koori Mail, Australia's fortnightly national Indigenous newspaper. This is from 1991 to the present. This is located at:

http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/koori-mail/koori-mail-issues

 

NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS AND INDEXES

 

HERALD SUN TRIBUTES 1998-PRESENT

This includes death, funeral and memorial notices for the Herald Sun from 1998 to the present. There is a searchable index.

http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/


FINDMYPAST - HERALD SUN FUNERAL NOTICES 1981-1997

Deaths from funeral notices in the Melbourne Sun News Pictorial/Herald Sun for country funerals, c.1981-1997 incl. a few metropolitan entries. Author/compiler: Noela Lawrence.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-funeral-notices

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - HERALD SUN FUNERAL NOTICES 1981-1997

These include notices in the Melbourne Sun News Pictorial/ Herald Sun for country funerals from 1981 to 1997. It includes a few metropolitan entries. Author/compiler: Noela Lawrence. They may be searched through Milestones.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - HERALD-SUN MARRIAGE AND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY NOTICES 1992-1996

These include marriage notices and wedding anniversary notices from Melbourne Herald-Sun 1 January 1992 to 31 Mar 1996. Author/compiler: Noel Webb. They may be searched through Milestones.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - DEATH NOTICES 1988-1992

This is an index to newspaper death notices in Victoria from newspapers available at State Library Victoria. Author/compiler: Terry Kearins. It may be searched through Milestones.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection


LEGACY.COM

This includes death, funeral and memorial notices for The Age, Ballarat Courier, Bendigo Advertiser, The Border Mail and various regional newspapers.

http://www.legacy.com/search

 

FAMILYSEARCH - MITCHELL LIBRARY, INDEX CARDS TO PORT PHILLIP GAZETTE 1828-1845

Original records at the Mitchell Library, Sydney. Start date of 1828 is incorrect.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/242186?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG ADVERTISER BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAGE NOTICES 1840-1848

Complied by Daryl Wight.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/630606?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - IAN WYND INDEX TO GEELONG ADVERTISER TRADES AND BUSINESSES 1840-1851

Records in possession of the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/157683?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG ADVERTISER NEWSPAPER INDEX 1849-1934

Records in possession of the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/274094?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG ADVERTISER NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS 1900-1920

Records held at Geelong Historical Records Centre, Geelong.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/541172?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - W.J. MORROW GEELONG ADVERTISER SUMMARY 1850-1866, 1870-1883, 1885-1900

This includes indexes for each year. There is also an index of photographs 1923-1935. Records in possession of the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/274090?availability=Family%20History%20Library


GEELONG ADVERTISER TRIBUTES

This includes death, funeral and memorial notices for the Geelong Advertiser from 2011 to the present. There is a searchable index.

http://tributes.geelongadvertiser.com.au/


RYERSON INDEX

This is an index to death notices, funeral notices, obituaries and legal notices in Australian newspapers. Victorian newspapers include The Age (1949-present), Herald Sun (1999-present), The Argus (1927-1957), Geelong Advertiser (2007-present), Ballarat Courier (2009-2018), Bendigo Advertiser (2005-present), Border Mail (2003-present) and various regional and suburban newspapers.

http://ryersonindex.org/search.php

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, NEWSPAPER VITAL NOTICES 1831-2001

This database contains birth, marriage, and death notices from three Australian Newspapers for the years 1831-2001: The Age, The Sydney Mail, and The Sydney Morning Herald. The entire collection is available to browse (The Age may be browsed from 1854-2000), though at this time the searchable index is complete only for a portion of the collection.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=9091

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, OBITUARY INDEX, 2004-PRESENT

This database includes extracted data from death notices found in Australian and New Zealand newspapers.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=8962

 

FAMILYSEARCH - THE MOUNT ALEXANDER MAIL, CASTLEMAINE BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES AND DEPARTURES 1854-1900

Records in possession of Mr. M. J. Blume, Castlemaine. These include births 1854-1880, 1891-1900, 1881-1890, marriages 1854-1900 deaths 1854-4 Feb. 1899, 1 Feb. 1899-1900 and departures 1871-1890.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/204661?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BENALLA AND DISTRICT NEWSPAPER INDEX OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES 1890-1992

Original records housed with the Benalla Family History Group, Benalla.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/697525?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - OBITUARIES, EAST GIPPSLAND c1920-1960

Original records in possession of Linda Barraclough, Bairnsdale, Victoria. This contains obituaries from newspapers with an index by the East Gippsland Historical Society.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/207199?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES - INFOKOORI, AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS INDEX

INFOKOORI is an index to the Koori Mail a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, New South Wales, that focuses on the Indigenous people of Australia, from May 1991 to July 2016. It is also an index to biographical information from various magazines including: Our Aim (1907-1961), Dawn (1952-1969), New Dawn (1970-1975) and Identity (1971-1982). Other historical information about Aboriginal people and communities, from newspapers published in NSW, is also being added to INFOKOORI.

https://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=KOORI

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON THE ARGUS MISSING FRIENDS INDEX 1851-1855

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON PORT PHILLIP HERALD PASSENGER INDEX 1840-1846

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON THE ARGUS PASSENGER INDEX 1846-1868

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON TICKETS OF LEAVE AND CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM 1840-1851

These are extracted from the Port Phillip Herald and The Argus. A list of exiles in January 1848 is included.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON DEPASTURING LICENCES INDEX 1840-1851

These are extracted from Port Phillip Herald and The Argus.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON ELECTORAL LISTS INDEX 1841-1851

These are extracted from the Port Phillip Herald and The Argus.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON INSOLVENCY INDEX 1840-1854

These are extracted from Port Phillip Herald and The Argus.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON SUPREME COURT: CRIMINAL SESSIONS INDEX NOV. 1850 - DEC. 1865

This was compiled from reports in The Argus.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MARION BUTTON THE ARGUS COURT REPORTS 1851-1856

This includes victims, witnesses, jurors and accused.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTERS

 

TROVE - MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTERS

This allows text-searching of digitised magazines and newsletters. The magazines and newsletters have been scanned and the text from the articles has been captured by optical character recognition.

Included are Australian serial publications, including popular magazines, literary and special interest journals, and born-digital publications. Smaller organisation publications are also included, such as school yearbooks or newsletters from special events.

Note that The Australian Women's Weekly is included on Trove under "Newspapers and Gazettes".

To find magazine or newsletter mentions using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Magazines and Newsletters". For a more focused search: use the "Advanced Search" and use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Magazines and Newsletters". A search can then be made by title, place or date range.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

JOURNALS

For literary and special interest journals see "Trove - Magazines and Newsletters" above.

 

TROVE - RESEARCH AND REPORTS

This includes:

To find these using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Research and Reports".

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - JSTOR

Journals, primary sources and books are searchable. This may be accessed through the library catalogue. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card.

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - PROQUEST PERIODICALS INDEX ONLINE

Articles published in the arts, humanities and social sciences are searchable. This may be accessed through the library catalogue. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card.

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - INFORMIT COLLECTION

Australian magazines, journals and newspapers are searchable. This may be accessed through the library catalogue. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card.

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

https://scholar.google.com.au/

 

FINDMYPAST - PERSI INDEX

The PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) contains over 2.5 million entries from thousands of historical, genealogical and ethnic publications. Most of PERSI's articles are from periodicals covering the United States and Canada, but there are also thousands of genealogy and local history entries (in both English and French) from Britain, Ireland and Australia.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search/periodical-source-index?ds_kid=43700029761493632&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5fj0saXT6AIVDBWPCh0y7AUCEAAYASAAEgJ4uPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


SPECIFIC JOURNALS

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - ANCESTOR JOURNAL 2012-PRESENT

This is the quarterly Journal of the Genealogical Society of Victoria. Access is for members only.

https://www.gsv.org.au/ancestor-journal-current-and-past-issues

 

FAMILY HISTORY CONNECTIONS - THE GENEALOGIST 2015-PRESENT

This index may be viewed online at the Family History Connections website. For members only.

https://www.familyhistoryconnections.org.au/index.php/resources

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - VICTORIAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL 1911-2012

This is the journal of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. It was originally called Victorian Historical Magazine. There is an online index for 1911-2007.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/victorian-historical-journal-0

 

ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - VICTORIAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL 2013-PRESENT

This is the journal of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/victorian-historical-journal-back-issues/


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - LATROBE JOURNAL 1968-PRESENT

This is a scholarly publication produced by State Library Victoria. It features articles written by researchers using the library's collections as source material.

http://latrobejournal.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/index.html

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - PROVENANCE 2003-PRESENT

This is the journal of Public Record Office Victoria. It features articles written by researchers using the archival holdings as source material.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/provenance-journal/about-provenance

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - JOURNAL OF COMMERCE OF VICTORIA AND MELBOURNE 1858-1932

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/journal-commerce


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - THE JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OF VICTORIA 1902-1955

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/journal-department-agriculture-victoria


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - THE TRAVELLER 1890-1905

This is the official journal of the Commercial Travellers' Association of Victoria.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/traveller


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - MUFTI 1934-2000

The official journal of the Returned and Services League (RSL) Victorian Branch.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/mufti


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - AUSTRALIAN CYCLIST 1893-1905

A journal for cyclists covering racing, touring and the trade of cycling in Australia.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/australian-cyclist


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - THE AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL GAZETTE 1869-1871

The journal of the Medical Association of Victoria.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/australian-medical-gazette


STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - THE AUSTRALASIAN DECORATOR AND PAINTER 1905-1924

A technical journal for decorators, painters, signwriters and paperhangers.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/australasian-decorator-painter

 

 

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