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The South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc was formed in 1973 to promote and encourage the pursuit of family history and allied subjects in South Australia. The society has no political or religious affiliations. It is affiliated with the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO), the English based Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS).
The society's membership of over 2,800 makes it the largest family history society in South Australia and it is located in the former Unley Institute at 201 Unley Road, Unley. The Society maintains a web site that outlines its services and addresses some of the needs of its remote members and the public who cannot attend in person.
Non-members can visit the library for a daily fee and the Society will undertake research within the Society's library for persons living outside the Adelaide metropolitan area or remote members.
The collection has a strong representation of English, Scottish and Irish material and specifically features:
South Australian material including: birth, death & marriage indexes; district birth, death & marriage records; cemetery indexes; burial registers; Church records; school admission registers; probate indexes; shipping records; family and district histories, electoral rolls.
Material for other Australian states and territories including: birth, death & marriage indexes; probate Indexes for NSW & VIC; shipping records (mainly NSW, VIC, WA); cemetery records (mainly NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS, WA);some electoral rolls (1993, 1996, 1999); : genealogical society journals.
New Zealand: birth, death & marriage indexes; cemetery records.
United Kingdom: GRO Indexes for England & Wales 1837-1990: Scottish Old Parochial Records Index (pre 1855); 1851 1881 1891 Scottish censuses; growing census coverage of indexes/transcriptions for England and Wales; 1881 England & Wales census; probate indexes for England & Wales 1853-1943; genealogy society journals.
Visitors can also access a large collection of data CDs [220+] and browse the Internet for no charge.