Colonial South Australian Pioneers
Historical passenger lists, births, marriages & deaths
1836 to 1850s
Early settler arrivals, births, marriages, deaths and burials in Adelaide and wider South Australia
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Work is progressing to ensure family groups are listed together so that users can better visualize the family they're researching. Each group is based on the principal male of the family and is well advanced for arrivals, marriages and births of their children, but deaths and burials of wives and children are to be found alphabetically under their own names. At the same time, as many as possible of the thousands of errors and inconsistencies in the original source documents are being eliminated. The work will take a considerable time to complete as it involves more than 80,000 persons in hundreds of thousands of records. Please contact us to report any remaining errors and omissions that you find, giving the sources of your information so that we can verify your claims and update our data.