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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For more detailed help, read our articles on getting the most from searching these pioneers, and advanced searching of all our databases.


Although your first search may be very slow, especially with a dial-up, 2G or 3G internet connection, subsequent searches are much faster.

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 numerous 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.

The arrangement of the search results, much like a set of family group sheets, makes it easy to construct a family tree for the 20-plus year period from the 1830s to the 1850s.

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