Click below to get access to useful fact sheets and templates available in Playford Library's 'Genealogy Kits'. These kits are designed for new family history investigators and contain information relevant for your hunt!
Getting started with family history...
Useful templates & checklists...
What and where to search...
Tracing Your Military Ancestors - Useful Links(84 kb)
Click here to see South Australian Public Libraries that hold Birth, Death and & Marriage Registers:
SA District BDM Registers(63 kb)
Ancestry provides access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry is available from all computers located within the Library and via the Library's wireless network, however Ancestry is not available for use outside the Library.
For help or more information, please take a look at Ancestry Library Edition Sample Search (PDF)* or Ancestry Library Edition Product Tour (PDF)*
Please Note: This resource can only be used in the Library, it can not be used from home or work.
Findmypast is a family history and genealogy website that offers access to a collection of over 35 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. These are mainly family history records, but you'll also find thousands of social, government and general history records, which are of great interest not only to anyone researching their family tree, but also if you're interested in social and local history.
Findmypast is a family history and genealogy website that offers access to UK content including the 1911 Census.
Other Useful links:
Genealogy SA: Genealogy & Heraldry society of SA
Family History South Australia: Excellent website for early SA pioneers. Search shipping passenger list, birth, marriage and cemetery records. Use their free databases, informative articles and genealogy resources to build your family tree and answer family history questions.
Australia's Trove: One portal for the National Library of Australia’s databases.
Family Search: This is the Latter Day Saints website with lots of free information including the 1881 census and various other records. The information is good but not perfect, so use it as a guide only.
Free Birth Deaths & Marriages: Free BMD is where dedicated volunteers are indexing all the civil registration (ie from 1837 onwards) records for Britain. If you find a match it will give you the GRO reference number which then enables you to order a certificate directly from the GRO online www.gro.gov.uk
Genealogy in the UK & Ireland: The GenUKI website has a wealth of information on the types of records, where to find them and other places to contact.
Cyndi's List: This is probably the number one website you should know about, because it links you to almost everything else. Cyndi’s list is free, and is an enormous collection of websites that people have submitted. Listing about 250 000 links the easiest way to think of this is that it is an enormous worldwide yellow pages with websites.
Mocavo: A new search engine that searches free genealogical websites.