Help line columns

This is a list mainly of newspapers which have been forwarded to AFFHO by members.

Are you aware of other publications or services that are available? If so please forward details. We would like this to be an on-going contribution.

NOTE: Many newspapers only provide the “‘Letters to the Editor'” service. They do not provide a specified page or column but will publish Letters to the Editor if they satisfy their requirements as to content and general interest to their target readers. We have only included the names of newspapers that were sent to us. For a more comprehensive list of local newspapers contact your local or State Library or those in the area where you wish to research.You may also like to check the following British site for a comprehensive listing of UK papers that you may be able to access: The Newspaper Society

The Mobile (Alabama) Genealogical Society operates The News Stand a listing of (and links to) genealogy columns which appear in newspapers around the world. Countries currently listed – Australia, Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland & USA.


Direct Line You Say We Pay
Sun Herald
GPO Box 506 Sydney NSW 2001.

Help Wanted Column Molly Dye Page
Sunday Telegraph
GPO Box 7037 Sydney NSW 2001

Sydney Morning Herald
235 Jones Street Broadway NSW 2007

Your Helpline
Woman’s Day
GPO Box 5245 Sydney NSW 2001
[Include telephone number (not for publication). Send photograph where suitable. Reply direct to writer.]

Where Are They Now?
Australian Womans Weekly
GPO Box 4178 Sydney NSW 2001

Can You Help / Family Reunions
The Singleton Argus
PO Box 312 Singleton NSW 2330

Letters to the Editor
Lithgow Mercury
PO Box 91 Lithgow NSW 2790

Letters to the Editor
Oberon Review
83 Oberon Street Oberon NSW 2787

Letters to the Editor
Moree Champion
Balo Street Moree NSW 2400

Letters to the Editor
District Reporter
32 Hill Street Camden NSW 2570

Letters to the Editor
Liverpool City Champion
203 Northumberland Street Liverpool NSW 2170


Letters to the Editor
Northern Territory News and The Sunday Territorian
GPO Box 1300 Darwin NT 0801

Letters to the Editor
Katherine Times
PO Box 59 Katherine NT 0851

Letters to the Editor
Tennant Creek Times
Tennant Creek NT 0860

Letters to the Editor
Centralian Advocate
PO Box 2254 Alice Springs NT 0871


Family Trees
The Sunday Mail
PO Box 937 Hervey Bay QLD 4655


What’s Your Problem?
The Advertiser
GPO Box 339 Adelaide SA 5001
[There is also a Genealogy column in the Personal Notice Section.]

Can You Help?
Sunday Mail
GPO Box 339 Adelaide SA 5001
[Includes general enquiries reunions Where Are They? and genealogy type enquiries – lengthy wait.]


Help Needed
The Age Newspaper
PO Box 257c Melbourne VIC 3001

You Asked For It
Australasian Post
GPO Box 4529RR Melbourne VIC 3001
[If possible enclose photo.]

Community Billboard
‘Retirement’ Newspaper
PO Box 186 Hawksburn VIC 3142
[Published by Wagga Daily Advertiser- Distributed through Kmart Guardian Care Chemists RVA Villages Probus Clubs Councils libraries clubs etc.]


Letters to the Editor
The Mercury
93 Macquarie St Hobart TAS 7000
[Hobart City and Southern Tasmania – The Community Express is also incorporated in the Mercury.]

Letters to the Editor
The Examiner
PO Box 99A Launceston TAS 7250
[Around Town Section and Sunday Examiner Northern Diary Section.]

Launceston Week
The Examiner
PO Box 99A Launceston TAS 7250.
[Around Town Section and Sunday Examiner Northern Diary Section.]

Letters to the Editor
The Advocate
56 Mount Street Burnie TAS 7320

Letters to the Editor
The Circular Head Chronicle
36 Smith Street Smithton TAS 7330

Letters to the Editor
The Western Herald
26 Agnes Street Rosebery TAS 7470

Letters to the Editor
Western Tiers News
4 East Barrack Street Deloraine TAS 7304

Letters Column
North Eastern Advertiser Pty Ltd
24A King Street Scottsdale Tasmania 7260

Enquiries to the Editor
The Huon Newspaper
Main Road Franklin Tasmania 7113


Can You Help?
The West Australian
Private Bag 54 GPO Perth WA 6001
Fax (08) 9482 3830 email
[Includes Reunions Family and Friends.]

Bush Telegraph
c/- ABC Regional Radio
Phone Toll Free – 1800 999 336
Mon/Fri between 1.30pm and 4.30pm (local time)
[Regional Western Australia excluding Perth.]


Lost Contact – National Noticeboard
The Australian Senior Newspaper
PO Box 130 Wyong NSW 2259.
Fax – (02) 4353 4620
[Note Copy must be on form provided in newspaper obtainable from selected Chemist shops and other outlets throughout Australia.]


Ancestors Trail
Star Sunday
PO Box 1467 Christchurch NZ

Heritage Column
Inquirers Corner
129 Loarn St Invercargill NZ 9501

Where are they now?
Australian Women’s Weekly
Private Bag 92512 Wellesley St Auckland 1 NZ


Shirley on Saturday
SAFM Radio
PO Box 91162 Auckland Park South Africa 2006


In Touch
Manchester Evening News
164 Deangate Manchester M60 2RO ENGLAND

Old Pals
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo Ltd
Letters to the Editor Old Hall Street Liverpool L69 3EB ENGLAND

Australia/New Zealand Women’s Weekly
Kings Reach Tower Stamford Street London SE1 9LS ENGLAND
Fax – 0171 261 6322

Family Tree
SK/TT [ Sky Text Television]
PO Box 116 Swindon Wiltshire SN3 ENGLAND