Australia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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This index covers events from 1792 through 1981.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as
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This collection will include records from 1792 to 1981. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
 
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*Family Records
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*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.  
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There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
=== Record Content  ===
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Australia, Births and Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
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== Record Content and Use  ==
  
*Name of the child
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Family history library microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
 
== Coverage Table  ==
  
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
 
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws, not all records may be displayed.  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
 
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
 
 
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
 
 
*[[IGI]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This is an index of some births throughout Australia. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Australia.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://www.publicrecords.com.au/births-deaths-marriages/ Public Records of Australia]
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*[http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/W/wa_registry_indexes.aspx?uid=9528-1438-1230-2099 Western Australia Registry Indexes]
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*[http://www.jaunay.com/earlybdm.php South Australian births, deaths and marriages before civil registration]
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*[http://www.familyhistorysa.info/births-marriages-deaths/ South Australian Birth, Marriage &amp; Death Directory]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Australia|Australia]]  
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*[[Australia]]  
*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records|Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
  
=== Contribution to This Article  ===
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== Contribution to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
 
 
"Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981." Index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]): accessed March 4, 2011. entry for Alfred Leslie Smith, born, 31 March 1892; citing Territory Records. reference 1853-1932, FHL microfilm 1,368,450, Victoria Registry of Births, Deaths, Marriages, Melbourne, Victroria, Australia.<br>
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
The citation below refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
  
 
[[Category:Australia|Vital]]
 
[[Category:Australia|Vital]]

Revision as of 20:15, 26 September 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1792 to 1981. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Genealogical Society of Utah. Australia, Births and Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 Marriages, 1810-1980 Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980
Australia 98,691 29,100 80,560
New South Wales 277,191 59,393 12,170
Queensland 0 421 0
South Australia 55,725 7,266 239
Tasmania 33,305 62,949 2,566
Victoria 101,388 13,660 0
Western Australia 53,153 0 11,232
Totals 619,453 172,789 106,767

Related Websites

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Contribution to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.