Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Clan MacLeod Society of Australia (South Australia) Inc.


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Genealogy

Genealogical Resource Suggestions

The following list of Genealogical resource suggestions was prepared by the late South Australian MacLeod Society President, Fraser McAskill, a keen genealogist, with additions by Alex McLeod.

Adoptions

Biographical and Genealogical Dictionaries

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

Change of Name

Civil Registrations

Convicts

Deserters and Jumped Ship

Directories and Almanacs

(eg.Sands & MacDougal Directories)

Divorces

Electoral Roles

Family Bibles

Friendly and Welfare Societies

Genealogical Charts

Government Charts

Government Inquests

Insolvency, Bankruptcy

Land Titles Records

Local Government Records

Local History Publications

Local History Societies

Manuscripts, Letters & Diaries

Maps, Gazetteers and Place Names

Naturalisation

Newspapers

Occupational Records, Trades, Guilds

Parish Registers

Passenger Lists, Departures and Arrivals

Published Family Histories and Biographies

Research Directories and Indexes

Schools, University Records, Resources

Shipping

Society Groups, Ethnic, Religious, Cultural

Undertakers, Monument Masons’ records

University Libraries

Wills, Probate, Letters of Administration

Use only the ones applicable to the research at hand.

Some places will charge a fee for copies

It is advisable to contact places first to check opening hours.

Where to Look?

South Australian Resource Directory within Family History South Australia

South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc.

Principal Registry Office  (Births, Deaths & Marriages)

State Library of South Australia

Mortlock Library of South Australia  (within State Library of South Australia)

State Records of South Australia  (State & Local Government)

National Archives of Australia

Probate Registry Offices

Interstate Libraries & Universities  

(for genealogical resources and directories for South Australia).

© 2008 - 2016    Genealogy - Thinking of creating your own Family Tree

Thinking of creating your own Family Tree

If you are a beginner, begin at the end, with you and your immediate family, the living family historians.  Although you probably never thought of yourself as a family historian, you are, as you know the immediate past, because it has happened to you.  So do your parents, grandparents and other members of your family.  Tell them what you would like to do and ask if they can help.  If they are willing to help you, ask questions and record the information they give in any way you can, take notes, take photos, videos or record the conversations.  These videos or recordings can become part of your family's oral history.  Postcards, photos, letters, documents, passports are all invaluable, as they provide clues and evidence which can be added to your family tree and story.  Collectively, you and your family can already build quite a substantial picture which will prove extremely useful and give you some direction.       

The past is there, it has already happened and has been recorded, it is just a matter of knowing where to look and when you find it, recording it accurately and thoroughly.  When you are ready, hit the Libraries, the Government offices and the Genealogy Societies, the latter will offer you many books, access to computers, microform readers and helpful advice from the Society volunteer members.  The internet is exploding daily with more and more Genealogical sites being created for researchers.  Many family trees and histories have been published and are available both in print form and on the internet.  

Of course, don't forget to include your local Clan MacLeod Society for the support it can provide!  Heritage and history, traditions and kinship can all be accessed through membership, something that the dislocation of emigration can, over time, gradually dilute.

If you feel you would like to share your family tree or story with us, you are encouraged to do so, please contact the Clan Secretary.