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Reference Library: 201 Unley Road, Unley
Genealogy SA proud of their collection
If you want to carry out family
history research, you might be
tempted to enter your family name
on to the Web to see what you can
find. You may be delighted with a
positive result if your family had
prominence in society, was famous
or even, infamous. For most, this
simple search yields very little. So
what can be done about it and
where else can you go?
The Genealogy SA Library houses
South Australia's largest collection of
family history resources. The Library,
with its substantial records, has
evolved from a small group of keen
family historians who established
the South Australian Genealogy &
Heraldry Society Inc. in April 1973.
In those early days, the "Library"
was brought to Society meetings in a
suitcase for members to peruse and
Over the years the Society moved
several times as its membership
and resource collection grew. It is
now located in Unley. The Library
and research centre is known as
Genealogy SA. It boasts a treasure
trove of comprehensive resources
of value to any family historian, or
those interested in the social history
of South Australia.
Among its records you will find
copies of District Registrars'
certificates; Cemetery indexes
of headstone transcriptions;
newspaper birth and death indexes;
asylum records 1846 -1916; school
admission records for several
hundred schools 1870s to 1980s
and shipping records. It also holds
a large collection of published
family histories and reference books
pertaining to genealogy research in
both Australia and overseas.
The Library is well equipped with
microfiche and microfilm readers,
printers and photocopiers. The
researcher enjoys modern computer
facilities with Internet access
to major subscription websites
including Ancestry, Findmypast and
So, before you simply enter your
name on to the Web, consider
visiting the Genealogy SA Library
and family history research centre,
there are many dedicated volunteers
eager to help you.
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assistance to seniors in:
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• "Come and Try" sessions with
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