How to view records in the archive

Records in the State Records archive can be viewed at our Research Centre and some can be viewed online. You can also order digitised copies of records.

Find out more about how to view records at the Plan Your Visit webpage.

When you find records to view you can book an appointment at our Research Centre. Records need to be pre-ordered before your visit.

Find out more about how to make an appointment and pre-order records.

Records that have been digitised can be viewed online through FamilySearch and Ancestry.

Find out more about records available online.

Lists of passengers arriving in South Australia from overseas, from 1845 to 1940 can be viewed on our website.

Records can be digitised on request. When you find a record to be copied use the record’s archival reference to request a quote.

State Records can provide digital images of records in PDF, JPEG or TIFF formats.

Copies can also be made while viewing records in the Research Centre by using your own camera or the digital camera provided in the Research Centre.

Please bring along a USB to save images taken using the Research Centre camera.

Find out more about our digitisation services and how to request a quote.

Government agencies can loan their own records from State Records. To do this agencies must have an Authorised Agency User and abide by conditions of loan.

Find out more about agency loans on our website.