SA Birth, Marriage & Death Resources

Certificates & district records

District, abbreviation or placename *

The historical birth, death and marriage registration districts were those that existed up to 1992. Many divisions and amalgamations occurred at previous times, mostly 1855-6 and 1928-35 respectively. Numerous boundary changes occurred. When civil registration commenced in mid 1842, there were two districts only, Adelaide and Flinders. At present there is a single district for all of South Australia.

Genealogy SA index to birth, death & marriage registration certificates from mid 1842

Births

SA Birth Records 1836-60 [free searchable database]

Information included on SA birth certificates and district records
Provision was made on the certificates for the information tabulated below and marked yes. However, on many certificates, some of that information was omitted by the informant and/or registrar. Theoretically, the same information was provided in the district records. Note that in some cases certificates were issued on the older stationery until it was exhausted.
Registration date from:
to:
7-1842
6-1856
6-1856
12-1874
1-1875
7-1907
7-1907
6-1948
6-1948
1-1968
1-1968
present
Date of birthyesyesyesyesyesyes
Place of birthnoyes>1882yesyesyes
Name of childyesyesyesyesyesyes
Genderyesyesyesyesyesyes
Father's full nameyesyesyesyesyesyes
Father's age, birth placenononoyesyesyes
Father's occupationyesyesnoyesyesyes
Usual residencenoyesnoyesyesyes
Mother's maiden nameyesyesyesyesyesyes
Mother's age, birth placenononoyesyesyes
Mother's former married surnamenononononoyes
Year of marriagenononoyesyesyes
No. of previous living, dead issuenononoyesyesyes
Informant signature, descript, resyesyesyesyesyesyes
Authorized personnonononoyesno
Registration Districtyesyesyesyesyesno
Registration dateyesyesyesyesyesyes

Marriages

SA Marriage Records 1836-57 [free searchable database]

Information included on SA marriage certificates and district records
Registration date from:
to:
7-1842
8-1856
8-1856
12-1868
1-1868
12-1907
12-1907
4-1937
5-1937
8-1963
9-1963
present
Date of marriageyesyesyesyesyesyes
Place of marriageyesyesyesyesyesyes
Full names of bothyesyesyesyesyesyes
Ages of bothyesyesnoyesyesyes
Dates of birth of bothnononononoyes
Places of birth of bothnononoyesyesyes
Occupations of bothyesyesyesyesyesyes
Usual prior residencesnoyesyesyesyesyes
Conjugal status of bothyesnoyesyesyesyes
Both fathers namesnoyesyesyesyesyes
Both mothers maiden namesnononononoyes
Declarations of no impedimentnonoyesyesyesyes
Witnesses namesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Witnesses residence & occnoyesyesyesyesno
Registration Districtyesyesyesyesyesno
Registration Dateyesnonononono
Celebrant signatureyesyesyesyesyesyes
Religion or denominationnononononoyes

Deaths

SA Death Records 1836-55 [free searchable database]

Information included on SA death certificates and district records
Registration date from:
to:
7-1842
6-1856
7-1856
12-1874
1-1875
12-1907
12-1907
5-1937
5-1937
6-1948
7-1948
12-1967
1-1968
present
Date of deathyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Place of deathnoyesyesyesyesyesyes
Name of personyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Genderyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Agenoyesyesyesyesyesyes
Cause of deathyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Occupationyesyesnoyesyesyesyes
Usual residencenoyesyesyesyesyesyes
Birth place, time in Austnononoyesyesyesyes
Age at first marriagenonononononoyes
Age at last marriagenononoyesyesyesyes
Name of spousenonononononoyes
Conjugal statusnonononoyesyesyes
No. of m/f issue living/deadnononoyesyesyesyes
Death within 3 m of birthnonononoyesyesyes
Informant sig, desc, resyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Authorized personnononononoyesyes
Date & place of burial/cremnonononoyesyesyes
Undertakernonononononoyes
Registration Districtyesyesyesyesyesyesno
Registration dateyesno>1904yesyesyesyes