Australia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 .
- 1 Record Description
- 2 Record Content
- 3 Coverage Table
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Contribution to This Article
- 8 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
This collection will include records from 1792 to 1981.
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
- "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
- "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
- A county or state vital record registration
These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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.
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.
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Christening date (if the source is a church record)
- Family history library microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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.
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.
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.
|Locality||Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981||Marriages, 1810-1980||Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980|
|New South Wales||277,191||59,393||12,170|
How to Use the Record
Beginning Your Search
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Ancestor's name
- Approximate year of birth
- Names of parents
Searching the Index
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
Using the Information
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.
Unable to Find 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.
- If you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much information as you have on your records
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:
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.
- Public Records of Australia
- Western Australia Registry Indexes
- South Australian births, deaths and marriages before civil registration
- South Australian Birth, Marriage & Death Directory
Related Wiki Articles
Contribution to This Article
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
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.
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Australia Births and Baptisms 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 14 March 2012), Alfred Leslie Smith, 31 March 1892; citing Victoria Territory Records, Registry of Births Deaths Marriages, reference 1853-1932, FHL microfilm 1,368,450, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Genealogical Society of Utah. Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981, International Genealogical Index, Salt Lake City, Utah.