South Australian Genealogy Directory

Family history, family tree & ancestry resources

Aboriginal people

Births, baptisms, marriages, deaths & burials



  • The South Australian 1841 census is the only 19th century SA census with surviving details. The enumerator sheets are available for viewing at the State Library of SA.
  • Search the Adelaide Proformat database to see if a person was recorded by name. Further information is available for a fee.

Church archives


  • Courts Administration Authority of South Australia
  • Probate Registry [contact information for obtaining deceased estate wills & grants of probate]
    • Supreme Court Building, 1 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    • Telephone: +618 8204 0505
  • Supreme Court Registry [contact information]
    • 1 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    • Telephone: +618 8204 0476 & +618 8204 0478
  • Court records including divorce more than 100 y old — an involved procedure that may require more than one visit to the court registry

Electoral offices

Family trees


Land, Maps, place names and photographs

Libraries & newspapers

Local history


Shipping, immigration & passenger lists

War deaths & military history

Uncategorised resources