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Victorian Birth, Deaths and Marriages at Kingston Libraries

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You can now search Victorian Births, Marriages and Deaths on Findmypast at any of our 9 Library branches.

Records available:

  • Victorian Births 1836-1913;
  • Victorian Deaths 1836-1985;
  • Victorian Marriages 1836-1942.

Parkdale Family History Room

The following records are available to be searched in the Family History room at Parkdale Library.

Victorian Pioneer Index 1836-1888

Covers births, deaths and marriages registered in Victoria since the start of Civil Registrations inJuly 1853. Church records of baptisms, burial and marriage starting in 1836.

Victorian Federation Index 1889-1901

You can search these birth, death and marriage records by surname, given name, name of father or mother, given name of spouse place, year, age and reference number.

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Victorian Edwardian Index 1902-1913

This alphabetical index can be searched many ways for births, deaths and marriages.

Victorian Great War Index 1914-1920

The Great War Indexes over 517,000 records of births, deaths and marriages registered in Victoria between 1914-1920.

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Victorian Marriage Index 1921-1942

This index includes all marriages registered between 1921 and 1942. It also includes re-registrations, corrections and late registrations. A few marriage registrations from the 1870's are included.

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Victorian Death Index 1921-1985

Over 1.5 million deaths registered in Victoria during a 65 year period can be searched. Results include surname, given name, registration number and registration year.

Victorian Inquest Index 1840-1985

Index to 240,000 inquests taken in Victoria from 1840 through till the 1980's. Cause of death and region is given from the 1880's for some years the occupation is provided as well.

Marine Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria 1853-1920

With an index to over 6000 births, deaths and marriages on board ships bound for Victoria (the "Marine Registers"). Each entry in the index is linked to a scanned image of the original entry in the Marine Register.

Patients in Melbourne Hospital 1856-1905

The Royal Melbourne Hospital historic Ward Books containing 49,552 names, details include: Patient's name, age, and admission date together with some of the patient's biographical information. Each set of details includes the full reference to the relevant Ward Book's location at Public Record Office of Victoria.

Be aware that not all records are available to the public. Under the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages' Access Policy, the following restrictions apply:

  • birth and change of name records are restricted from public access for 100 years or until the person has passed away, whichever is the later;
  • marriage records are restricted from public access for 60 years or until both parties to the marriage have passed away, whichever is the later;
  • death records are restricted from public access for 10 years.

Source: http://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/utility/about+bdm/legislation+and+policies/access+policy/

A List of Fees for products and services from Births Deaths Marriages Victoria can be accessed at http://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/utility/about+bdm/fees/

Privacy restrictions and the specific data that was required on birth, death and marriage certificates vary between States and time periods.

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