Using South Australia Land Records

Using South Australia Land Records

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by Benjamin Hollister

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Using South Australia Land Records


Do you make the most of land records? South Australian Certificates of Title issued in line with the 1858 Real Property Act contain more than just land transactions, SAILIS has more than just certificates, and what about the GRO (Old Systems) records? Did you know that you can find birth, death and marriage details that lie outside the period of public indexes, information about hotel leases, and more? Get an introduction to the main repositories of land records in South Australia, how to access them, and how to make effective searches to find the information you need.


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Presenter: Benjamin Hollister

Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates Roots and Branches Family History, a historical research business focussing on German-Australian research, and as well as offering a variety of support services to historical researchers via the History Helper service. Ben was the co-convenor of the Germanic & Continental European SIG of Genealogy SA from 2014 – 2019 and also founded the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers, and served as Executive Officer. Ben is a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association and a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He holds tertiary qualifications in information management, educational management, and applied history and speaks and teaches regularly about history and genealogy at a state, national and international level.

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