Passengers in History – Arrivals to South Australia 1836-1964

This free site brings together two wonderful resources: • A passengers database developed by the SA Maritime Museum volunteers. The database lists 328,000 passengers who came to South Australia 1836 -1964 plus 600 pages listing passenger diaries, letters and ship…

FamilySearch – South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940

Immigrants ships papers contain a record of births and deaths aboard, 1849-1867 and 1873-1885. Indexed records in collection include passenger lists arriving and departing from South Australia. Information on images varies but may include ship’s name, master’s name, tonnage, where…

Family History South Australia – FamilyHistorySA

FamilyHistorySA, by Barry Leadbeater, aims to provide free information for family history and genealogy research on South Australians and their ancestors at home and abroad. The searchable databases include:• Pioneer family arrivals, births and marriages• Early shipping arrivals and passenger…

19th century South Australian shipping databases

This site by Graham Jaunay has three online databases designed for accessing details on vessels, and emigrants, arriving in South Australia. They include:• 1836 to 1840 emigrants who applied for free passage – Lists the names of 11,518 labourers and…

Bound for South Australia – Passenger Lists 1836-1851

Bound for South Australia by Diane Cummings. The passenger lists 1836-1851 are arranged by arrival year and alphabetically by ship name within each year. The passenger lists are presented as scanned images from the original source or are transcribed. There…

German Emigrants to South Australia 1837-1864

This database, by Robert Janmaat, is on the The Ships List site and currently this site has transcripts of the passenger lists 1837-1864 available plus useful background information from a variety of sources. 

State Records of South Australia

State Records of South Australia has links to an A-Z for researchers; Aboriginal services; fact sheets; family history information; indexes and special lists plus passenger lists. Some records are freely available online at FamilySearch. Use the indexes on this site…