Adelaide Catholic Archives

catholicThe Archdiocese of Adelaide has maintained an archive for over twenty years. The material is held on the first floor of the Diocesan Resource Centre at 39 Wakefield Street Adelaide.

Access to the Adelaide Catholic Archives collection is by appointment only and access fees are charged.

The priority of the archive does not encourage family historians to use the facility and indeed much of the collection of use to family historians such as parish registers has been filmed and is available at the State Library and SA Genealogy & Heraldry Society. However, if your research relates to the administration of the church, its priests, the welfare services or its properties then you will need to start with this collection. The archivist can direct you to the appropriate church body if they hold their own records. This is particularly the case with school and orphanage records.

The archive restricts access to records less than 80 years old and records less than fifty years old are closed.

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