Birth, death and marriage records

FamilySearch – Australia and New Zealand

The Historical Record Collections for Australia and New Zealand include the following:1. Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-19812. Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005. Cards of cemetery inscriptions mostly Queensland, but there are some in New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, and Western…

Western Australia – Reverse marriage lookup 1906-1965

The Western Australian Historic Indexes offers online searches of marriage indexes to 1936. This site, by the Perth Dead Persons Society, offers searches beyond this date and identifies both husband and wife, something that is not possible using the microfiche…

Divorce Index Victoria 1861-1900

This index, by Sue McBeth and Wendy Baker, indexes the divorce case files held bythe PROV lists the names of both parties, any co-respondents and file references.

Places Names in Vic BDM Indexes

Use this site, by Susie Zada, to take some of the guesswork out of the abbreviated place names used in Victorian BDM indexes. There is some great advice and tips.

Victorian Place Name Abbreviations

This list, by Carolyn Harris, is useful when using the Victorian civil registration indexes as the place names are often abbreviated.

Births, Deaths and Marriages – South Australia

The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office is part of Consumer and Business Services. There is family history information available but no online indexes. These are available at Genealogy SA and Family History South Australia sites.