Victoria, Australia Genealogy

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Guide to Victoria, Australia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Beginning Research
Record Types
Victoria Background
Local Research Resources


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Getting Started with Victorian Research

Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.

Principles of Family History Research

  1. Identify What You Know
  2. Decide What You Want to Learn
  3. Select Records to Search
  4. Obtain and Search the Records
  5. Use the Information

Jurisdictions

In Victoria there are 79 councils that provide local government for a specific geographical area within the State. These local councils are considered a separate tier of government in addition to Federal and State governments.
In Victoria, councils are established and operate under various State Government laws, including the Constitution Act 1975 and the Local Government Act 1989.
These councils vary in geographical size and population. They are responsible for providing and maintaining public buildings, and services to their communities. They do not produce vital records. See the following link for a list of the respective local councils.

List of Victorian Local Councils

Research Guides

The State Library of Victoria has published several family history research guides covering adoption, beginners, ships, WW1 soldiers and more.

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