SA BDMs Now Online

Up until now indexes of South Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages Certificates have only been available in hardcopy, microfiche or CD-ROM format.

And up until now South Australia has been the only state yet to publish these indexes online.

Thanks to a recent decision by the South Australian Attorney General, Genealogy SA is pleased to annnounce that permission has been granted to publish the indexes online. The indexes freely available in this website are extracts from the full indexes previously published offline, and are equivalent to indexes published by most Australian mainland states. Genealogy SA plans to publish the full indexes at a later date in a future"Members Only" section of the website. 

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The photo shows Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Val Edyvean celebrating this launch with SA Genealogy Society President Dale Johns.

Society Database Integrity Manager Troy Holland, website designer Mark Fleming of Techmark, Ian Neale, Assitant Project Officer - Births Deaths and Marriages, and Society Executive Officer Richard Sullivan are looking on.

       

Users are reminded that indexes are extracts from original certificates, and do not have the same value as family history information source documents as do the original certificates. Moreover, indexes are inevitably subject transcription errors, usually due to illegible handwrtiting on the original certificate.

Genealogy SA has microfiche copies of original district certificates should researchers require a transcription. To order a district certificate transcript from Genealogy SA submit request details online as a Research Request 

If as a researcher you require a Certified Copy of the Registrar's certificate from the SA Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry, click here.