Online

The South Australian Government Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry does not provide an online searchable index service. However, Genealogy SA does provide an equivalent service through their Online Database Search. This includes:

  • Birth Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1928
  • Death Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1972
  • Marriage Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1937
  • Newspaper Birth Notices Index from 1960 onwards
  • Newspaper Death Notices Index from 1972 onwards
  • South Australia Cemeteries Index 

Networked resources in the Library

Within the Library you may access the following via eResources:

  • South Australian Births, Registrations 1842 to 1906
    This CD-ROM resource contains a compilation of data from the South Australian birth records between 1842 and 1906. Information that may be available includes: Surname; Given names; Date; Sex; Father; Mother; Birthplace/Residence; District; Book; Page; Cross-references.
  • South Australian Births, Registrations 1907 to 1928
    This CD-ROM resource contains over 220,000 records of births registered in South Australia under a compulsory registration system introduced in 1842. It contains births registered between 1907 and 1928, as well as many late registrations where the birth occurred many years earlier. Information that may be available includes: Surname; Given names; Date; Sex; Father; Mother; Birthplace/Residence; District; Book; Page; Cross-references.
  • South Australian Marriages Registrations 1842 to 1916
    This publication contains over 140,000 records of marriages registered in the state under a compulsory registration system introduced in 1842
  • South Australian Marriages Registrations 1917 to 1937
    Contains records of marriages registered in the state under a compulsory registration system introduced in 1842.
  • South Australian Deaths Registrations 1842 to 1915
    This publication contains over 225,000 records of deaths registered in South Australia under a compulsory registration system introduced in 1842.
  • South Australian deaths registrations 1916 to 1972 (JukeBox PC only)
    The last publication in the South Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Series, this index from 1916-1972 contains over 381,000 death entries that occurred during this period, as well as including 131 registrations of people whose deaths occurred before 1916, but were registered later (including one from 1885) It also covers the wars from the Great War to the Vietnam War with more than 3,700 designated war deaths
  • Unregistered Deaths in South Australia from July 1842
    This is a collection of death records found in various South Australian sources that do not seem to have been registered with the Principal Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Adelaide. 

Microfilmed and other published material