Historical South Australian Marriages
1836 to 1856
9,600 registered and unregistered South Australian marriages up to 1856 including those before civil registration (mid-1842)
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The major sources of these records were the Holy Trinity Church marriage register and the South Australian Marriages Registrations 1842 to 1916, SAGHS, 2001. Other church records, journals and newspapers of the day were also used.
Weddings before civil registration commenced and others recorded in church marriage registers but not submitted to the Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages are included. Also, the maiden names of previously married women have often been determined. For more information, see the article on the accuracy of family history sources.