Family History Research in South Australia

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 100 pages
Author: G. Jaunay
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9781921956003
Other: b&w photos, addresses
Publisher: Unlock the Past

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
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
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
- 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
- Addresses of places mentioned in the text
- Family History groups
- Specialist history groups
- Websites mentioned in the text
- Other websites for South Australian research


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