Register Personal Notices Volume 2: 1860-1865

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 448 pages
Author: A. Phillips & R. Butler
Year: 1990
ISBN: 0947284168
Publisher: Gould Books

The 'South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register' was the major South Australian newspaper from 1836. Personal notices from this paper, which became the 'South Australian Register' in June 1839, have been published and indexed in an important series of volumes. Each volume includes:

  • the entire text of all birth, marriage and death notices for the period covered
  • an index of ALL persons mentioned in the notices
  • an index of marriage celebrants
  • an index of place names - especially useful to local historians

In addition to the full text from the original notices this volume includes - 18,800 index headings to 38,842 index items - 18,997 place names, 2362 marriage celebrants, 17483 names. The place index includes several thousand references to names and places in other Australian colonies and some 30 overseas countries - especially Britain and Ireland.

The information given complements that available from other sources. In addition to names and dates of persons being researched there are often details of the person's origins and relatives in other colonies and overseas - Britain, Ireland, Germany, India, New Zealand, Canada, U.S. and elsewhere. In some instances the death notices give extensive details about the person's life and achievements - and sometimes his/her vices! Shipboard births and deaths are sometimes recorded. Also included are notices from the Adelaide Observer which were not in the Register. The Observer was the weekly organ of the Register, and generally (but not always) reproduced personal notices from the Register.

Register Personal Notices Volume 3 - 1866-1870 - 16,480 index headings to 35,712 index items - 16,603 places names, 1990 marriage celebrants, 17,119 names.

3 Reviews
  • Register Personal Notices. Vol 2

    Posted by Betty Thomas on 28th Jan 2022

    I found this book useful, up to a point, but also very interesting to read the sentiments expressed in the notices, particularly Death Notices.

  • Newspaper notices

    Posted by Keith on 24th Jul 2020

    Excellent addition to my library. Have used it many times in Public Libraries but can now access the information from home. Bargain at the price. Just have to find Vol 1 now.

  • Vol ll

    Posted by Wayne on 5th Feb 2020

    Very impressed with the presentation of this book, On ordering I thought it was a loose cover book but on receiving it was hard covered and that was a bonus seen it was only $10
    It only covers the years 1860 to 1865 of the Register's Personal Notices of BDMs with a complete index. Well done Reg and Allan a treasure trove for any one looking for an ancestor. Now I'm looking for Vol l???? as I also purchased Vol lll.

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