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Civil registration began in South Australia on 1 June 1842

SA BDMs pre Civil Registration
SA Deaths 
Cemetery Index, Newspaper Deaths and Government Gazette Databases
SA Gazetted Deaths 1845-1941
SA Marriages 1836-52
VIC BDMs (fee based)
WA BDMs (Pioneer Index)
Australasia Births Deaths & Marriages Exchange
England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983
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England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983
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England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983
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International Genealogical Index (IGI)
UK BDM Exchange
World Connect Database
SA Burial Records

South Australia was part of NSW until 28 Dec 1836; it was later extended to include the present west boundary on 22 Jul 1861 (the NT was annexed to SA from 1863 to 1911)

1841 SA Census

1841 NSW Census
South Australians listed in the UK 1881 Census
Canadian Census Records (fee based)
UK Census Collection 1841-1901 (fee based)
US Census Collection pre1750-post1950 (fee based)
Parish Registers
SA Parish Register Location Database

Military Records
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SA WWI Service Deaths
Commemorative Roll
Commonwealth War Grave Commission
Honours and Awards
Nominal Roll - Korean War
Nominal Roll - Vietnam War
Roll of Honour
World War I Embarkation Roll
World War I Nominal Roll
World War II Nominal Roll
Shipping & Immigration
1836 to 1840
Emigrants who applied for free passage
1836 to 1840
Emigrants who applied but did not accept free passage
19th Century Immigration SA Database
SA Shipping Arrivals 1836 to 1843
SA Shipping Arrivals 1836 to 1886
SA Newspaper Database
List of SA Volunteers
Land, Government & the People
SA Destitute Women 1855-63
SA Land Purchases (by credit selection) 1869-90
Indigenous Ancestry
Resource Guide
Convict Records
Australian Convict Register
Offline Resources
Information last updated February, 2007
South Australian BDMS
Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Registration Office
Level 2, Chesser House
91-97 Grenfell Street 
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 1351 Adelaide SA 5001
DX 225 
Phone: (08) 8204 9599
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