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About the South Aust. Group

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saarmsThe group assists members with research interest in South Australia to overcome the phobia most people have about it!  There is a great wealth of other source material available to family historians.   Our group hopes to bring these to the attention of researchers.   We also hope to foster contacts with the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and to broaden our knowledge of South Australian history and geography to enable us to better understand our heritage.

 

Newsletter:

Subscriptions $10.00 for four issues. Contributions welcomed from anyone.
Subs need to be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , c/o SA Group, cheques are to be made payable to WAGS Inc. Contributions are welcome - contact the editor Richard Watts via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Projects:

The South Australian Interest Group has embarked on two indexing projects. These both involve the newspaper the "Express" and "Telegraph" (as held on microfilm in the State Library of WA).

The first index is the extraction of all the Birth, Death and Marriage records as they appear in the daily paper. We aim to cover the time period 1862-1870.

The second project is the indexing of all the court reports as they appear in the newspaper for the same time period. This will cover the Supreme Court (both civil and criminal sittings), local and police courts of Adelaide and Port Adelaide, and courts from country areas as they appear. It will not include the Insolvency Court or Coroners reports as these are indexed by other sources.

These projects are well underway and the volunteers appear to be becoming well and truly addicted to the other sections of the newspaper as well! Data extraction and entry have been completed.  Merging and entry verification are being attempted. Anyone who would like to help with this project will be most welcome to join us.

Enquiries should be directed to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:47

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