For those with connections to South Australia, the wait for records to go online has been long, but now is your time to clear the calendar, and get ready to do a heap of serious research.

State Records of South Australia holds more than 90km of South Australian records, covering almost every facet of state and local government administration in South Australia. Trust me, that’s a LOT of records.

Now they have partnered with FamilySearch to digitise and publish some of their most popular records relating to family history. These include passenger lists, school admission registers, hospital records, police records, social welfare and more. The digitised records are viewable on the FamilySearch website, after you have created a free account, and log in.

As more records are being digitised all the time, be sure to check back regularly for updates. Note: you will not find most of these in the FamilySearch list of datasets. At least not at this stage. So click on the links below to take you to the records for each collection.


Births, Deaths and Marriages
​Boarding Out
​Destitute Asylum
GRG28/5 (Units 1-6) Register of admissions – Destitute Asylum, from 1870
​GRG1/44 Police Reports to the Coroner – City Coroners and successors
Police Reports to the Coroner are listed by file number. To identify the file number refer to Police Reports to the Coroner Special Lists where you can search by year and name.
Passenger Lists and Ships’ Papers
​The best way to view the Passenger Lists is via the Passenger Lists page on the State Records website. Below are links to the Lists uploaded by FamilySearch.


I’m sure you’ll all have fun with the links above, but if you’re after even MORE South Australian records online to help with your research, be sure to check out the following:
33 Free Websites for South Australian Genealogy
– More Free Websites for South Australia Genealogy and History