The State Library of South Australia has recently published on their website the Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices covering 1971 -1990 and then from 1997 to 2013.

From January 2001 Mr Gerald Savill began extracting and indexing funeral notices that were published in Adelaide’s major daily newspaper The Advertiser. In total he spent more than 300 days at the State Library of South Australia searching newspaper microfilms. The results of his work are now available online on the Library website as the Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices.  The Index is arranged alphabetically by surname, given name and on occasion given maiden name or nicknames.

I searched the Index for the funeral notice of my Uncle Donald (Don) Burrows and very quickly located the information below saving me much time searching The Advertiser films.

                          Burrows Donald Michael 2003-07-05

The Savill Index is a welcome addition to South Australian family history resources!

This article has 3 comments

  1. I am pleased to be able to inform you that funeral notices for years 1991 to 1996 have now been indexed and added to the on line Savill Index by the State Library of South Australia on 7/8/14. The index now covers years 1970 – 2013.

  2. Gissi Giovanni

    Good morning,

    I’m writing from Italy. How I can find more information on:

    Melillo Michele (Mick) 2001-05-08

    I need to see a photo and know the cemetery where he is now.

    Many thanks

    • Thanks for your question Gissi. I’ve transferred your inquiry to our Ask-a-librarian service.
      You’ll be hearing from us soon.


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