Genealogy, Property and War Research Resources
Ancestry Library Edition
Did you know that you can access Ancestry.com for free with your library card?
Ancestry provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. It also provides limited Australian coverage.
Ordinarily, Ancestry Library Edition is only available on the computers within the Library, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access is now available remotely (e.g. on your home computer) until 31 December 2021. You can access it here. Log in with your library card number and PIN, then select 'Ancestry Library' from the list.
Access Ancestry Library Edition
Family History SA
Free database and informative articles, specialising in early arrival and BMD records of South Australia's pioneers up to about 1860.
Visit the Family History SA website
Genealogy SA is the leading resource for South Australian family history information.
Visit the Genealogy SA website
Australian War Memorial
The collection contains a wealth of material to help you research and find your connection to the wartime experiences of the brave men and women who served in Australia's military forces.
Visit the Australian War Memorial website
Department of Veteran Affairs (Nominal Rolls)
Search these nominal rolls list members of Australia's defence forces who served during World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War and First Gulf War.
Visit the Department of Veteran Affairs (Nominal Rolls) website
National Archives of Australia
The National Archives of Australia holds the memory of our nation and keeps vital Australian Government records safe
Visit the National Archives of Australia website
Visit the National Archives of Australia Mapping Our ANZAC's website
National Library of Australia
Access National Library of Australia resources to find the history of your house.
Visit the National Library of Australia website
South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS)
South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS) provides access to a range of information products for account and public users. Use Historical Searching to access historical ownership information for properties in South Australia.
State Library South Australia
Post Office directories and almanacs are a valuable source of information for family historians. Search directories online 1864-1899 and 1900-1973 (includes Sands and McDougall directories).
Visit the State Library website - SA postal directories and almanacs and directories.
State Records of South Australia
Access State Records house and property information.
Visit the State Records of South Australia website
West Maps public
West Maps public is a Geographic Information System (GIS) which can provide and analyse information based on location, including:
- aerial photography from 1948 and 2020
- Council's Boulevard of Honour - recognising our returned veterans ;
- property searches
- heritage layers and historic conservation images