Founded in 1972 and incorporated on 29 August 1973, the Society now has over 3200 members and a significant library.
Contexte géographique et culturel
Primarily focused on South Australia.
Textes de référence
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.)
Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte
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Large collection of published and unpublished family histories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.
Instruments de recherche, guides et publications
In-house database of records which is increasingly being moved onto a website database.
Zone de l'accès
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.
Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
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.
Zone des services offerts
Services d'aide à la recherche
See website for fees.
Services de reproduction
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).
Zone du contrôle
Identifiant de la description
Identifiant du service d'archives
Règles et/ou conventions utilisées
Niveau de détail
Dates de production, de révision et de suppression
3 May 2019
Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice
Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
Genealogical (Thematic area)
Immigration (Thematic area)
Religion (Thematic area)
201 Unley Road, Unley Adelaide, South Australia 5061