The history of a block of land can be accessed through the register book. This book contains certificates of title and other information about property. These searches are often used to research family history, and in some cases searches can be free, however for others a fee may be payable.
Historical information available includes:
To conduct a search you will need:
You can access historical land information through the South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS).
Land Services staff will not conduct historical searching on your behalf.
Video tutorials have been created to provide a starting point for those wishing to undertake historical searching and you are encouraged to view these before starting your search.
Not all historical information is available online and some records kept at the Land Services office in Adelaide are available to the public Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Other sources of historical information include:
Records located at the old systems section, also called the general registry office, that are available to the public include:
The general registry office holds deeds and records of land that were freehold between 1837 and 1858. The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. A name-based index is available, but not all records are available to the public as certain records may need permission from the owner.
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