Australian Family History Societies

This section lists South Australia associations from Adelaide to South East and the Tasmania association, giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

South Australia


South Australia

Adelaide North Districts Family History Group

The group's main aims are to encourage genealogical research and to give help and guidance to all those wishing to research their genealogies.

Their website contains an extensive list of their archives, which include publications relating to other states in Australia such as Victoria and Queensland.  They also have resources relating to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  The resources offered by the association include:

  • Bishop's Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Parish Registers
  • Passenger Lists
  • Wills

They have a number of books available for sale, which include:

  • Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
  • Discover Scottish Church Records
  • Finding Ancestors in Church Registers
  • Land Research for FH in Australia and New Zealand
  • Solving Riddles in 19th Century Photograph Albums

They also have a list of Members Interests.


SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society

The association was founded in 1973.  They have an extensive list of holdings accessible at their library located at 201 Unley Road, Unley.  For further information regarding documents held please peruse the library's on-line catalogue.

It is also possible to search their on-line databases of: 

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

South East Family History Group

Their site contains an extensive list of their archives, and it is also possible to search their on-line catalogue, which includes resources, microfiche and magazines.  Resources include:

  • Church Records
  • Journals
  • Local Histories
  • Maps
  • Newsletters
  • Passenger Lists
  • Photographs
  • Shipping Lists

Some of these records relate to England and Wales. A list of their on-line databases and Members Interests is also available on the site.  

Databases include:

  • Attamurra School Students 1876-1893
  • Caroline Births 1864-1900
  • Early Pastoral Leases
  • Justices of the Peace 1871
  • Millicent Almanac 1886
  • Millicent Births 1872-1876
  • School Teachers 1893


Tasmanian Family History Society

The association was founded in 1980. They have created the 2nd edition of the Tombstone and Memorial Inscriptions of Tasmania(TAMIOT) which is available on either microfiche or CD-ROM. For further information about the index and cemeteries included, please visit their TAMIOT page.

The association has branches throughout Tasmania, including Hobart, Launceston and Mersey, which have their own sites.  They also have branches in Burnie and Huon.