South Australian Pioneer Families

Old colonist arrivals, births & marriages

Family surname *

The three online databases of early settler arrivals, births and marriages are simultaneously searched for matches to the entered family surname. The records found are automatically sorted into family groups to help you visualize the line you're researching. This makes it easy to fill in your family group sheets and construct branches of your family tree.

Many of the known unregistered births and marriages are included.

Most of the spelling errors and inconsistencies in the original source documents have been corrected. Any that remain may give useful but out-of-order search results. If you discover any of these errors, please let us know at so that we can make the appropriate amendments.

The individual components of this colonial pioneers database give more information on sources and acknowledgments:
Pioneer arrivals,
Births (1836 to 1860),
Marriages (1836 to 1857).

If you are unable to find a particular arrival, see our directory of SA shipping & migration resources to help locate another source.

You may also be interested in our deaths and burials database.