Genealogy, Property and War Research Resources


Ancestry Library Edition 

Did you know that you can access 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

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