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History Service

 The History Service is located in the Civic Centre Library and provides resources and assistance for people who are researching the history of the local area and for those interested in tracing information about their own family's history.

History Service staff and volunteers are on hand to assist with your research needs and to share with you the history of the local area.

If you would like assistance with a history research query please complete an online History Services Research Query Form.

Additional history services are available including:

  • Outreach programs
  • School projects, tertiary and university research
  • Family history research
  • District information and referrals to heritage agencies
  • Conservation advice to help preserve your own material
  • Group bus tours to local areas of historical interest
  • Visits to schools within the city
  • Local history displays
  • Playford's Past History Blog

See what We've pinned on Historypin

 

Timeline of Playford 

Just hover your mouse over the dots and click for further information.

 

Trace your Family History

The ability to assist with family history research was introduced to the History Service in 1994 during the International Year of the Family.

There are a wide range of research aids, including more than 5000 microfiche, 1000 books and magazines, CD ROMS, Parish Maps, genealogical data files, scanning facilities that will assist you to conduct research into your family history as well as the online resources. To find out more, click here.

 

There are many additional services available through the History Service including:

  • Outreach programs
  • School projects, tertiary and university research
  • Family history research
  • District information and referrals to heritage agencies
  • Conservation advice to help preserve your own material
  • Group bus tours to local areas of historical interest
  • Visits to schools within the city
  • Local history displays

 

 

 

Contact

Ph. 08 8256 0382 or 08 8256 0334

Fax. 08 8256 0381

Email: library@playford.sa.gov.au

 

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Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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