The first South Australian Archive was established in 1919 to collect and preserve the archival records of the South Australian state government.

The State Records of South Australia archival collection includes many maps, plans, registers, films and photographs, as well as thousands of documents dating from the earliest days of European settlement. State Records is often a first point of call for people researching their family history.

Learn more about a family history search.

The archive holds records covering almost every facet of state and local government administration within South Australia.

Visit the State Records' Research Centre website.