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BOOK - Family History Research in South Australia    [Australia]
By G. Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc., Milton, 2015

Softcover...29.95 (C$)

It has been said by many that South Australian records are harder to access than those of their Eastern states counterparts, not to mention those overseas. Now here is a a guide to help you find, and access those South Australian records.

Divided into two parts, the first part looks at the records generated in South Australia since 1837. Each groups of records is outlined to reveal the process of generation, the coverage and the potential content the researcher can expect to find. A step-by-step flow-chart on how to access significant records is included with each major group of records. The material covers not only the scope of the records available, but also the problems you may encounter, the reasons for the possible problem and where possible the way around the problem.

The second part of the book looks at the major repositories holding records of interest and how the family historian can access them, either in person, or via the internet. A list of addresses and useful websites wraps up the second section.

  • First principles
  • Using repositories and resources
  • Part 1. The records
  • Birth, death and marriage records
    • BDM Registry
    • What you can expect to find in the BDM indexes and certificates
    • Adoptions
    • Change of name
    • Divorce
  • Other sources for SA BDM records
    • District Registrar certificates
    • Parish registers
    • Other sources
    • Some of the problems you may encounter
    • The process to secure a BDM certificate
  • Cemetery and burial records
  • Electoral records
  • Probate records
    • Probate Registry
    • Public Trustee
    • The process to secure a proven Will
  • Land ownership records
  • Shipping records
    • Ships' crews
  • Court records
  • Censuses and census substitutes
    • Censuses
    • Directories
  • Newspapers
  • Occupational records
    • Government employee files
    • Private sector employee files
  • Hospitals and Asylums
    • Adoption
    • Fostering
    • Orphans
  • Photographs and pictures
  • Law and order
    • Convicts
    • Law enforcement
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Naturalisation
  • Military records
    • The British Garrison era 1836-1870
    • The South Australian military era 1840-1903
    • The Commonwealth era 1903 onwards
    • How to access Commonwealth military records
  • Part 2. The repositories
  • Archives
    • State Records of South Australia
    • National Archives of Australia
    • State Library of South Australia
    • Flinders University Library
    • The National Library of Australia
  • Church Archives
  • Anglican Archives (Church of England)
  • Baptist Church
  • Catholic Archives
  • Jewish Records (Hebrew)
  • Lutheran Archives
  • Salvation Army
  • Uniting Church
  • Other Archives
    • Ethnic collections
    • Business archives
    • Educational institutions
    • Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia
  • Genealogical societies
  • Specialist and regional museums
  • FamilySearch
  • Professionals
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contacts
    • Addresses of places mentioned in the text
    • Family History groups
    • Specialist history groups
    • Websites mentioned in the text
    • Other websites for South Australian research
Paperback: 100 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2011
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc., Milton, 2015
ISBN 9781921956003 Inc. 1992-2019
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