South Australia Family History Societies

This section lists the societies of South Australia, giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Adelaide North Districts Family History Group

The group's main aims are to encourage genealogical research and to give help and guidance to all those wishing to research their genealogies.

Their website contains an extensive list of their archives, which include publications relating to other states in Australia such as Victoria and Queensland.  Some resources relate to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  The resources offered by the association include:

  • Bishop's Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Parish Registers
  • Passenger Lists
  • Wills

Many books are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
  • Discover Scottish Church Records
  • Finding Ancestors in Church Registers
  • Land Research for FH in Australia and New Zealand
  • Solving Riddles in 19th Century Photograph Albums

Details of Members Interests are also accessible.


South Australia Genealogy and Heraldry Society

The society was founded in 1973.  An extensive list of holdings accessible at their library located at 201 Unley Road, Unley is accessible.  For further information regarding documents held please peruse the library's on-line catalogue.

It is also possible to search their on-line databases of: 

  • Birth Registration Certificates Index 1842-1928
  • Cemeteries Index
  • Death Registration Certificates Index 1842-1972
  • Marriage Registration Certificates Index 1842-1937
  • Newspaper Birth Notices from 1960
  • Newspaper Death Notices Index from 1972


South East Family History Group

Their site contains information regarding their archives, and you can also search their on-line catalogue, which includes resources, microfiche and magazines.  Resources include:

  • Church Records
  • Journals
  • Local Histories
  • Maps
  • Newsletters
  • Passenger Lists
  • Photographs
  • Shipping Lists

Some of these records relate to England and Wales. Details of their on-line databases and Members Interests is also available on the site.  

Databases include:

  • Attamurra School Students 1876-1893
  • Caroline Births 1864-1900
  • Early Pastoral Leases
  • Justices of the Peace 1871
  • Millicent Almanac 1886
  • Millicent Births 1872-1876
  • School Teachers 1893


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