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SLSA South Australian books
South Australian History Sources
This is the best book for finding out where resources for South Australian research are held. It will tell you if an item is held in the State Library of South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society or State Records of South Australia.
Migrant ships for South Australia 1836-1866
This book gives an alphabetical list of the migrant ships that arrived in South Australia and gives information about the ship e.g. the type of ship, the owner, the tonnage, the date it left England and the arrival date. The first few chapters describe pre-departure preparations and life on board ship to Australia.
Free passage to paradise?
This book lists the people who applied to come to South Australia between 1836 and 1840 as emigrant labourers. By using their embarkation numbers the author has worked out which ships the emigrants arrived on.
Ancestors in archives
A guide for family historians to South Australia's government archives.
Biographical index of South Australians 1836-1885
This index was published in 1988 by the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society (Genealogy SA). It is a great way to get started with basic facts about a family, however as compilers did not know the individual families, is it advisable to verify all information.
From Aaron Creek to Zion Hill : the place names of South Australia
This is a comprehensive list of South Australian place names and how they came about.
Books for beginners
Smart family history: fast track your family research
This resource is arranged in sections corresponding to stages of human life. It begins with records relating to early childhood, follows with the records generated from youth through adulthood, then finishes with records associated with death.
Starting your family history
This simple to understand book introduces genealogy and the basic resources and knowledge required to successfully conduct family history research. An excellent starting point.
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New books in the Library
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Family history magazines
Th quarterly journal of the Genealogical Society of Victoria.
Magazines available for use at the State Library.
Please note that most of these family history eResources are only available onsite at the State Library.