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Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe You'll also receive our free weekly newsletter so that you can stay up-to-date on our Two of the Best Free Newspaper sites, Australia and New Zealand -you never know. Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records , census data, Discover the family you've never met in our exclusive records Search millions of British records, dating from census records. Electoral Rolls. Electoral rolls for South Australia, Northern Territory, New Zealand and more. The National Archives holds many records in which you might find information about your ancestors. This is the place to come if your family members served in .
See Start with yourself. Written down the information your family knows. Collected all of the certificates and documents that you and your family have.
See Sources at home. Organised your information and identified the gaps. Done some Background reading — especially checking whether there are any family histories or life stories that might be useful to you and looking at Research Guides on library and archives websites. It really helps to narrow your focus into small chunks. Birth, death and marriage [BDM] records If you have a good look at your own birth certificate, you will find information on it which can help you apply for access to the birth, death and marriage certificates of your ancestors.
For living relatives or certificates that are not historical you will need permission from the person, or to prove your relationship to them.
For this reason you will also need your own birth certificate and identity documents. You could ask other family members to help you get them or if you are eligible you might be able to become a client of a service — such as Link-Up - who may be able to apply on your behalf.
You can also search for historical BDMs if you know the names of your ancestors and apply for the certificates. Each BDM certificate you receive will set off a new round of requests — each new certificate will give you additional names and dates.
If you find someone, this will not only give you direct information about them, you will also know that there are likely to be records about them. You may find direct information about your ancestors and references to some government records. If you think any of the people you are looking for or their partners might have done military service, search the National Archives RecordSearch database.
Military records are a rich source of family history information. See Military service records TIP: These records can be invaluable resources for family history research as they document interactions between the state and individuals, and enable family historians to identify when and where their ancestors lived, worked and died in South Australia. How do I start my family history research at State Records?
Our records are arranged according to the government agency which created them, and reflect the responsibilities assigned to them by the government of the day. It is therefore important to consider which government department may have had dealings with your ancestor. For example you may have information which suggests that an ancestor lived in the Barossa Valley region, married inand had four children.
The key government agencies in this scenario are likely to be: The Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages — responsible for recording these events for South Australians Local councils — responsible for maintaining rate assessment books which record the annual payment of council rates and the payee Land Titles Office — responsible for administering the leasing and buying of land in South Australia.
Find out as much as you can from within your own family by talking to relatives and examining family documents eg: Make a plan of the people you wish to research and the questions you wish to have answered.
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Although State Records staff cannot undertake research on your behalf, they can help you in the Research Centre by: The collection is arranged in broad subject order and subjects covered include: State Records has also published a number of subject based Fact Sheets to help researchers.
In addition State Records has developed a number of more detailed guides for family history. These guides describe a larger group of records than those in the Fact Sheets, and provide some historical context.
A full listing of these guides can also be found on our website. Hint and Tips for Researchers Variations in spelling The spelling of surnames may change over time, and the possible variations should be considered. Always remember to check any discrepancies in spelling against other sources, as clerical errors may have resulted in misspellings in the original documents. Relationships with families of the same name If the surname you are searching for is a common one, it can be difficult to be sure that you have found the correct person.
A common mistake is to assume a family relationship based on a similar name without testing this assumption, eg: Name searching Whilst it is possible to conduct a name search in ArchivesSearch, the results are likely to be limited as only a few series of records are indexed to the individual name level. A full listing of the series linked to name searching is available on the help pages of our catalogue ArchivesSearch.
Which records will help with my research? The registration of births, deaths and marriages by the South Australian Government began in Prior to this date these events were usually recorded by religious bodies.
While BDM certificates may only be accessed via the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the indices we hold can be essential building blocks for family history research, as they help in building the skeleton of your family tree and provide names, dates, locations and relationships between the generations. State Records holds the following indices to BDM records: All certified copies of certificates must be obtained from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Transcriptions of the data on a certificate can be provided by the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society. Passenger lists During the nineteenth century travelling by sea was the most common way for migrants to make the journey to South Australia. Lists of ships passengers were created by the ship masters and were handed to the South Australian Customs and Immigration Department upon arrival.
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These lists can be a vital source of family history information, as they can enable researchers to identify the initial point at which their ancestors arrived in South Australia. The lists held by State Records document the arrival of passengers where South Australian ports mainly Adelaide were the ports of international disembarkation.
Passengers who disembarked at other Australian ports and then travelled to this state after their arrival will not appear on these lists. The government assisted immigrants whose skills were considered to be useful to the colony.