Founded in 1972 and incorporated on 29 August 1973, the Society now has over 3200 members and a significant library.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
Primarily focused on South Australia.
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
A President and Council are elected at the Annual General Meeting. A branch is based at Kadina with a small library. (Kadina is a town on the Yorke Peninsula, approximately 144 km north-northwest of Adelaide.)
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
The collection policy is primarily focused on South Australia. The society has an active copying policy (previously by microform and now digitisation) and an active indexing program with volunteers entering data into a computer database which is being gradually up-loaded onto the website.
Located in the former Unley Institute building, built in 1911.
Large collection of published and unpublished family histories
Microform series of the District Registers of Birth, Marriage and District Certificates, 1842-c1932.
Church registers (complete collection for Catholic Church, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches and smaller collections for other denominations)
School admission registers
Local Government assessment records
Ships' passenger lists and indexes
Hospital admission registers
Indexes of Adelaide 'Advertiser' personal notices, c1972 onwards.
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
In-house database of records which is increasingly being moved onto a website database.
Área de acceso
Horario de apertura
Tuesday, 10.30am-9pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30am to 4.30pm Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm Sunday (2nd and 4th), 1-4.30 pm Office Hours Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm.
Condiciones de acceso y requisitos
The Library is primarily for the use of the members, however, non-members can use the library by paying a visitor's fee. Some material is available on the website, but a fee is payable for additional material by non-members.
A location map is available on the website. Public Transport runs past the Library. Wheelchair access is available.
Área de servicios
Servicios para la investigación
See website for fees.
Servicios de reproducción
A photocopier is available and a digital camera can be used for some records. Copies can be taken from microform viewers. However, there is an embargo on copying some records (eg District Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages).
Área de control
Identificador de la descripción
Identificador de la institución
Reglas y/o convenciones usadas
Estado de elaboración
Nivel de detalle
Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación
3 May 2019
Notas de mantención
Puntos de acceso
Puntos de acceso
Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
Genealogical (Thematic area)
Immigration (Thematic area)
Religión (Thematic area)
201 Unley Road, Unley Adelaide, South Australia 5061