About Us

The Family History South Australia website (also known as FamilyHistorySA) was launched on 1 January 1996 after its creation, development and testing in late 1995. The aim was, and still is, to provide free data and resources for family history and genealogy research on South Australians and their ancestors at home and abroad. The site is fully accessible to everyone with a recent web browser that has javascript enabled including tablets and mobile smartphones. There are no membership or subscription requirements.


A number of volunteers have contributed information to our databases, especially cemetery memorial inscriptions, headstone photographs and pioneer arrivals. Gratefull thanks to all!

Fees and advertising

All of the information and services we provide are completely free of charge. The website is also entirely free of pay-per-click and banner advertising to ensure that users are not distracted from their research.


This site is entirely non-commercial and has no affiliation, formal or informal, with any genealogy society or other commercial or non-commercial organization.

We do, however, host (under the same conditions) the SA History website, the content of which complements our own.

Privacy Policy

We fully respect your privacy while visiting our website. We do not collect any information that could personally identify you.

Our databases do not contain the details of any living persons.

This site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for their privacy practices or content.


Use of this site and its data and information is entirely at the user's risk. Any data required for a critical application should be thoroughly checked by the user for accuracy and suitability to that application.

Happy researching!

Barry Leadbeater

Site owner
Adelaide, South Australia