Our new online guide to Victorian migration records is now available. Many family historians ask the question “When did my ancestors arrive in Victoria?” This new guide is designed to help you find the answer to this question in the different collections of passenger lists and other Victorian immigration records.

This handy guide provides step by step instructions for finding ancestors arriving up to 1923 in the passenger lists held at the Public Records Office of Victoria. Plus there are extra sections to help you find people leaving Victoria, interstate arrivals and crew. Each part of the guide provides information and links to resources that are available at the State Library of Victoria and beyond.

If your have already spent ages looking for that elusive relative without success, look through the diverse miscellaneous immigration indexes that are listed in this guide. Of course, you can find these and other useful collection items in our library catalogue. Don’t forget to check the Australian newspapers online either.

If all else fails, read through our “I can’t find them!” checklist for extra hints and tips.

We hope that you find this research guide helpful and welcome your comments, which you can post on any section of the guide.

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