Mapping family

Mapping family is a guide for Australian Aboriginal people derived from the genealogies and data cards recorded during the Harvard and Adelaide Universities expedition, 1938–1939.

The guide is primarily an index of names – the Name Index, and is available as a publication in hardcopy and a downloadable PDF. In addition to the Name Index, each of the original genealogies for South Australia 1938–1939 (Sheets 1–172 and 211–213), has been reproduced in RootsMagic, a genealogy software that can be made available to family history researchers as an app, or by other means.

Its purpose is to provide information about the location of these records held in the South Australian Museum Archives and to assist Aboriginal people to link up with family and community. As well as a valuable tool for family history researchers, this resource can be utilised to grow family trees, incorporating successive generations
into the future.

For South Australian Museum Archive requests relating to Aboriginal Family and Community History please fill in the family history application form and/or contact Family History staff.

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