I'm sure you appreciate just how much work has gone into creating this CD. |
Transcribing almost 3000 passenger lists to create a database of nearly 60,000 families,
then to create graphics of all the lists and webpages has taken many many hours of work.
Without the help of the following, this project may never have been completed.
Special thanks to: my husband Ken and family, and our Transcribers: Malcolm Frost, Neville Hesketh,
all SAGEN Listers and every researcher who likes to hear these words - THANK YOU.
1852 ONWARDS: We have a number of passenger lists for ships which arrived in South Australia after 1851
To see these lists, visit my website:
I'm sure you can understand the immense amount of work to be done for the next stage of this project.
Unfortunately I have to bow out (strict orders from my family).
I still have quite a lot of lists from 1852 to the 1880s waiting to be transcribed
and am willing to pass them on to anyone willing to take up the challenge.
Someone will - maybe you. If so - please email me (see bottom of this page)
If you have not located your family via my webpages,
I recommend you CLICK HERE to see MY FAVOURITE RESEARCH LINKS
the OFFICIAL PASSENGER LISTS (many of these are difficult to read) - available at the State Library of South Australia (SLSA).
The South Australian REGISTER, The South Australian OBSERVER and The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN newspapers.
The publishers of these newspapers sent special reporters to each ship arriving in South Australia, |
to list the passengers on board that ship from the PASSENGER LIST held by the Captain.
The reporter's list was published in the next publication of the newspaper.
More often than not, these published lists are the only source available of a passenger list for a particular ship.
Where possible we have compared these list with photocopies of the actual passenger list.
We understand that microfilms of the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER Newspapers
are held in State Libraries across Australia.
SLSA Source 58: A Folder of Newspaper Clippings, available at the State Library of South Australia,
provides a valuable research resource of the Pioneers of this Colony.
Many wonderful people have helped with this project.
In every case I have compared the information sent to me with the Primary or Secondary sources.
Almost every transcriber has been acknowledged, though some have wished to remain anonymous.
BOOKS: MIGRANT SHIPS FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1836-1860 by R Parsons; FREE PASSAGE TO PARADISE, by P Button;
BAREFOOT AND PREGNANT (covering Irish Orphan Girls scheme) by Trevor McClaughlan
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX SA 1836-1885; and various books by Robert Sexton and Don Charlwood.
MICROFICHE AND CDs: South Australian Births Registrations 1842 to 1906, South Australian Deaths Registrations 1842 to 1915;
South Australian Marriages Registrations 1842 to 1916
OTHER RESOURCES: the internet and a wide range of books containing Family histories, family papers, diaries,
HARZ MOUNTAINS (Kingdom of Hanover) Government Sponsored Emigration 1848-1854 to Adelaide And Beyond;
The SLSA, family descendants and many of the websites listed on MY FAVOURITE RESEARCH LINKS webpage.
Thanks also to Barry Leadbetter, Robert D Blair, Robert Janmaat, Sue Swiggum, Graham Jaunay, Sue Woods
LATTER DAY SAINTS Family Research Centre, at Fairfield (Melbourne) and elsewhere