About Us

The FamilyHistorySA website was launched on 1 January 1996 after its creation, development and testing in late 1995. The aim was to provide free information for family history and genealogy research on South Australians and their ancestors at home and abroad. The site is fully accessible to everyone with a recent web browser including tablets and mobile smartphones. There are no membership or subscription requirements.

We specialize in early arrival and BMD records of South Australia's pioneers up to about 1860. See what other family history data and articles we have available online, covering a much broader time span into the early 20th century, as listed on our home page.


A number of highly valued volunteers have contributed data and articles to our website. Grateful thanks to you all.

Fees and advertising

All of the information and services provided are completely free of charge. The website is also entirely free of pay-per-click, banner and video advertising to ensure that our users are not distracted from their research.


This site is entirely non-commercial and has no affiliation, formal or informal, with any genealogy society or other organization.

We have, however, been pleased to note that several respected organisation websites, including government archives and libraries, have included links to us.

Privacy Policy

We fully respect your privacy while visiting our website. We do not collect any information that could personally identify you.

Our databases do not contain the details of any living persons.

This site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for their privacy practices or content.


All data transferred to you from our website is encrypted for your security.

Our website does not use cookies.


Use of this site and its data and information is entirely at the user's risk. Any data required for a critical application should be thoroughly checked by the user for accuracy and suitability to that application.

West Beach, South Australia
email: leadbeater@ozemail.com.au