Local and Family History
Our Local History Room at the Nuriootpa Library has a great collection of resources to help explore local and family history.
Reflecting the history, development, culture and society of the Barossa region, discover information about European settlement, German heritage and First Nations peoples. Find resources for Barossa towns and smaller localities, food traditions, schools, wine heritage and much more.
Our collection of family histories, local newspapers, genealogical databases and South Australian birth, death and marriage indexes are invaluable for family historians.
Please note: Local history material is not available for loan.
Donations of printed materials, photographs, film and video, etc, reflecting the history of our region, its people, places and events, are welcome. Please contact Local History team staff on 8563 8440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local history tools
Access online resources and databases to further your knowledge and passion.
Our library catalogue to locate local history materials.
Burial records using our cemeteries register.
Online at your Library
Ancestry: Library Edition - All Libraries
Find My Past - Local History Room, Nuriootpa Library
Microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM
Microfilmed Newspapers – The Leader, Barossa News, Barossa and Light Herald, Australische Zeitung (various dates) complement the print newspaper collection.
South Australian Birth, Death & Marriage (BDM) indexes – microfiche & CD-ROM
Local BDM certificates - Angaston and Crawford registers – microfiche
Access the growing collection of digitised images from the Barossa Valley & Archives Historical Trust (BVAHT) collection
Barossa Heritage Trails app and local heritage walks.
How can we help?
Come and visit the Local History Room at Nuriootpa Library. Local History staff are available to help guide you.
Do you need research help or assistance with a local or family history enquiry?
- Book a one-to-one History Help session Friday mornings between 10am-12pm.
- Complete our Local and Family History Query form or email us at email@example.com
- If travelling in our region, please book ahead and arrange an appointment, if possible
Contact us on 8563 8440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org