FamilyHistorySAsa pioneer records

Pioneer Settler Families

South Australia

1836 to 1860

family surname *

Combined record collections

If you have pioneer ancestors who might have already arrived in South Australia by 1860, search on their family surname to find any matches in this combined database.The three individual collections:
  1. early SA settler arrivals 1836 to 1858 (incomplete),
  2. early SA marriages 1836 to July 1857 (complete), and
  3. early South Australian births 1836 to 1860 (complete),

are simultaneously searched for any matches to the name you entered.

Family groups

The matched records found are automatically sorted into family groups to help you build your family tree.

Unregistered births and marriages are included, mostly from church baptism and marriage records.

Corrected errors

Many of the spelling errors and inconsistencies in the original source documents have been corrected in our database records. Any that remain may give useful but out-of-order search results.

Means of arrival

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

You may also be interested in the State Library of South Australia's photographs of old colonists who were invited to the 50 year jubilee banquet.