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What can I find is recorded on VICTORIA BMD certificates
« on: Saturday 23 June 07 05:32 BST (UK) »
 
Researching your family tree in Victoria
This page is here to give some guidance to the basic records and resources available relating to families that lived here in Victoria, Australia

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The Victorian system of registration is one of the best in the world, there is plenty of useful information on both the certificates and the indexes.

What you'll find on a Victorian certificate of birth, death or marriage:

Births  
 Date and place of birth;
 name of child and whether present or not;
 name of parents (including mother's maiden name);
 occupation of parents;
 ages and birthplace of parents;
 date and place of marriage of parents;
 previous children of their marriage noting living or deceased;
 signature, description and address of the person who gave the information;
 names of witnesses;
 date and place of registation.
 
Deaths
 Date and place of death;
 name and surname;
 occupation of the deceased;
 sex and age;
 cause of death,
 duration of illness,
 medical attendant by whom certified and when he last saw deceased;
 name and surname of parents (if known) including mother's maiden surname        signature, description and address of the person who gave the information;  signature of deputy registrar, date and where registered,
 when and where buried,
 undertaker whom certified;
 name and religion of Minister, or names of witnesses of burial;
 place of birth of the deceased and how long he or she resided in theAustralian           colonies or states (stating which),
 name of spouse,
 place of marriage,
 age at marriage;
 names and ages of children of the deceased.
 
Marriages
 Date and place of marriage;
 name and surnames;
 conjugal condition, whether bachelor or spinster, widow or widower,
 stating date of decease of former wife or husband;
 children by each former marriage;
 birthplace;
 occupation;
 age;
 residence (present and usual);
 parent's names of each party (including mother's maiden name) and occupation of    father;
 signatures of the parties and witnesses;
 signature of Minister. Prior to 1963 the date of termination of previous marriages of  the parties is also shown.



Regards Jenn (I found this information on the net)
 
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Re: What can I find is recorded on VICTORIA BMD certificates
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 May 14 06:21 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jenn,
It sounds very informative.I will look into purchasing the certificate of their marriage.

regards,
Kevynne

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Re: What can I find is recorded on VICTORIA BMD certificates
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 May 14 09:48 BST (UK) »
But don't forget that in the case of a death ,the information is only as good as the informants knowledge of the deceased. I don't think I've ever got an Australian death cert with the person's English parents named correctly!
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Re: What can I find is recorded on VICTORIA BMD certificates
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 May 14 20:59 BST (UK) »
thanks .yes I totally agree about wrong information on death certificates. Even found a marriage certificate wrong when the bride didnt admit to being a few years older than her groom.

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