South Australian Pioneer Families

Arrivals, births and marriages

1836 to 1860

family surname *

Family Group Sheet-like search results

The families with the entered surname will be listed together under each principal male's arrival information including any accompanying wife and children. If unmarried, this may be followed by his marriage. Then, any children born in South Australia will be shown in birthdate order.

This grouping of results may enable you to better visualize the family you're researching and therefore make it easier to construct this branch of your family tree.

Spelling errors

Some families have not yet been processed to eliminate any spelling errors and inconsistencies in the original source documents. Because the listing order may be disrupted, you should scan the search results above and below your family to find any related out-of-order entries. Please advise Barry of any errors at, giving the sources of your information so that he can verify your claims and correct the data.


Ade is frequently used as an abbreviation for Adelaide.

The individual components of this pioneer families database give more information on time spans, sources and acknowledgments:—
shipping arrivals and passengers

You may also be interested in the related searchable databases:—
cemeteries & burials