Adelaide Catholic Archives
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.