The Genealogy SA Collection

Genealogy SA holds an extensive collection of genealogical and family history reference and research material with a strong South Australian emphasis. Hard copy and digital information is available at the Society Library at 201 Unley Rd, and significant data bases are available on-line through this website



Significant digital databases include;

  • Births, deaths and marriage indexes for South Australian records currently in the public domain;
  • An index of South Australian newspaper death and funeral notices from 1973 onwards;
  • An index of South Australian newspaper birth notices
  • Transcriptions of burial memorial inscriptions for most South Australian cemeteries


The collection of microfilm and microfiche records is a main drawcard for Library visitors, and includes:

  • South Australian births, deaths and marriage District records currently in the public domain;
  • Back copies of the SA Register and Advertiser;
  • South Australian schools admissions records ;
  • United Kingdom GRO births, deaths and marriages indexes from 1876 to 1994

There are plenty of viewers and scan and print is also available.


  • Family and district histories within South Australia
  • Shipping records from 1836 to 1956 for South Australia

Access to Internet Subscription Websites

Library visitors can access the following subscription websites at no charge using the Library computers

  • Ancestry
  • Findmypast
  • Origins
  • The Genealogist

For further information refer to the Library Catalogue