A miscellaneous mixture of records from South Australia was recently published on findmypast.com.au, including immigration, burial, military and occupational records.
These nine new data sets form a wide-ranging resource for genealogists and family historians tracing their South Australian ancestry – particularly the elusive members of the family tree.
Here is the full list of the new South Australian record sets:
- South Australia remote deaths 1851-1965
- South Australia lonely graves 1837-2005
- South Australia unregistered deaths 1840-1970
- South Australia Boer War Contingents
- South Australia Boxer Rebellion Contingent
- Passengers to South Australia on board Buffalo, 1836
- Calais Lacemaker immigrants to South Australia, 1848
- South Australia immigrant agricultural workers, 1913-14
- South Australia cultivators, 1840
Delving into this diverse new range of records, we encountered a colourful range of characters and stories – from the first Governor of South Australia to the state's little-known cultivators, from the Founder of Adelaide to Boer War soldiers. Historic figures, infamous personalities and lesser-known individuals alike await discovery among the records. Your ancestor may just be among them!
In a series of three articles, we explored the new record sets, the stories they uncover, and what they can tell us about South Australia's history and genealogy. You can read these blog posts here:
- 1/3: South Australia's first governor and the Founder of Adelaide
- 2/3: South Australian remote and unregistered deaths
- 3/3: South Australian Boer War and Boxer Rebellion records
And don't forget to search the records yourself, above, to see which elusive ancestors or historic South Australian characters you can uncover.