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Take a look at the top 10 residential records we have compiled to help get your research started.
The State Library has created a 'Genealogy Chart' and a 'Drop Line Chart' to assist customers in researching family history:
Genealogy chart (pdf 364KB)
Drop line chart (pdf 71KB)
The State Records collection focuses on records of agencies which have been involved in assessing council rates, managing development applications or managing land ownership.
Birth, death and marriage records are the best source for family history. Some have made early birth, death and marriage information available online.
Post Office directories are a valuable source of information for family historians.
The State Library has an extensive collection of Australian electoral rolls from 1862 to 2009 which can be viewed at the library during open hours.
The SA Deaths library guide provides a comprehensive list of online records, directories, resources, books, and items available on microfiche.
During 1869 the South Australian government changes the method of purchasing Crown Lands to a credit scheme and the names of successful credit selectors are now searchable via the Family History SA's Credit Selectors of Crown Lands database.
The State Library has an extensive map collection, this library guide provides links collection items and online resources.
The South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS) provides up to date information about land and property in South Australia, including historical land titles.
The National Library of Australia's Trove provides family history researchers with access to Australian online resources including historic newspapers, archives, images and more.
Business records of the South Australian Company including minutes, correspondence, the original 1836 Deed of Settlement and much more.
Image: Horse-drawn wagon, Heywood farm, Mount Compass, c. 1909 [B 18659/16]