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Obtaining BDM certificates
« on: Monday 29 February 16 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi I was wondering if someone could tell me how I can go about getting copies of B D M certificates. I contacted Archives Australia and they said unable to do this on their site. Many thanks Hereford.
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Re: Obtaining BDM certificates
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 February 16 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Each state in Australia has jurisdiction over its own BDM records, and costs of obtaining certificates.
Have a look on the Australia Resources board for details.

If you are searching in NSW, their historical certificates are available as transcriptions via one of their transcription agents, at lower cost than actual certiicates. 

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Re: Obtaining BDM certificates
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 March 16 01:19 GMT (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=574209.0 
(Live link to Fact Sheet from National Archives of Australia)

Please remember too that each of those eight separate jurisdictions that Dawn mentions has their own  legislative power to restrict access to non historic records. 

So for example in New South Wales, members of the general public cannot access:
birth registrations of less than one hundred years ago
marriage registrations of less than fifty years ago
death registrations of less than thirty years ago.

Here is the live link to the Australia Resources board  :)
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/australia-resources-offers/
within that are the live links to the child boards for each of the eight jurisdictions.


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Re: Obtaining BDM certificates
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 01 March 16 02:27 GMT (UK) »

From an earlier post I think you are researching this family, married Victoria?

HONAN  Michael      m.   HEFFERNAN   Winefred   Reg. year1841   Reg. no142
HONAN  Michael      m.   HEFFERNAN   Winefred   Reg. year1841   Reg. no35314

births VICTORIA
HONAN Mary   
parents Michael   / Winifred (HEFFERNAN)   Reg. year1842   Reg. no478

HORAN Honora   
parents Michael   / Winifrid (HEFFERNAN)   Reg. year1844   Reg. no274

HORAN Honora   
parents Michael   / Winifrid (HEFFERNAN)   Reg. year1844   no37451

HONAN  Anastasia   
parents Michael   / Winifred (HEFFORN)     Reg. year1846   Reg. no39268

HONAN Anastatia   
parents Michael   / Winifred (HEFFERIN)   Reg. year1846   Reg. no1556

HONAN Ellen   
parents Michael   / Winifred (HEFFRIN)           Reg. year1849   Reg. no34884

I think that an 1841 marriage certificate would have little detail, so might not be of much use to you?



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Re: Obtaining BDM certificates
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 01 March 16 02:55 GMT (UK) »
I agree Wivenhoe,  prior to civil registration, very little information on those official records.  As Victoria was not hived off from NSW until 1851,  Checking for the date of the event of NSW BDM's Early church records (those with "V" in the registration number) can help with some of the early Vic registrations.  It is now possible to deduce the dates using that option at the online index at NSW BDM.   

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx

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Re: Obtaining BDM certificates
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 01 March 16 03:26 GMT (UK) »
I have found out that they were married NSW and I have sent of for the certificate. Hopefully I wont be too disappointed. Thanks for the info that is coming through. hereford
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Re: Obtaining BDM certificates
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 01 March 16 03:33 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Obtaining BDM certificates
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 01 March 16 03:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

If you have sent away for a document for a marriage prior to the commencement of civil registration you may well be disappointed with the lack of family history on the NSW BDM record.   Civil registration commenced 1 March 1856.   

Please provide the names of the bride and groom.

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