South Australian Pioneer Families
Historical arrivals, births, marriages & deaths
1836 to 1856
Early settler arrivals, births, marriages, deaths and burials in Adelaide and wider South Australia
Family Group Sheet-like search results
The families with the surname you have entered will be listed together under each principal male's arrival information (including any wife and children accompanying him). If unmarried, this may be followed by his marriage. Then, any children born in South Australia will be shown in birthdate order. Finally, his death will be given if it occurred within the period covered by the database.
This grouping of results should enable you to better visualize the family you're researching and therefore make it easier to construct this branch of your family tree.
However, you will need to check for any deaths of his wife and children that will be listed alphabetically under their own names.
In the case of arrivals of single men with identical full names, there is no way to determine which families they belong to except by taking into account their arrival dates. Sometimes this is not sufficient information.
Some families have not yet been processed to eliminate any spelling errors and inconsistencies occurring in the original source documents. Because the listing order may therefore be disrupted, you should scan the search results above and below your family to find any related out-of-order entries. If you do find remaining errors or omissions, please advise Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org, giving the sources of your information so that he can verify your claims and update the data.
Although your first search may be slow, especially without a fast broadband internet connection, subsequent searches during the same session are much quicker.
If you need assistance, the general article on advanced searching of our databases may help.
The individual components of this pioneer families database give more information on time spans, sources and acknowledgements:—
shipping arrivals & passenger lists
cemeteries & burials