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Sources and Citations - Victoria

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Birth, Death, Marriage

Victoria State Government, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria. https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/research-and-family-history/search-your-family-history

An example of a birth index citation:

Victoria State Government, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria. Richard Goodall Elrington. Birth. Registration number 3218 / 1870. Father: Name. Mother: Name. District: Place. Link to search page

An example of a death index citation:

Victoria State Government, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria. Ellen Lowrie. Death. Registration number 8874 / 1898. Mother's name: Mary Glendenning. Father's name: Jno Smith. Age: 63 Place of Death: Melbourne. Link to search page

An example of a marriage index citation:

Victoria State Government, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria. John Lawrie & Ellen Smith. Marriage. Registration number 266 / 1856.Link to search page

It is not possible to link to the search results page. Supplying the registration number and registration district, and the spelling of the name in the entry (especially if spelt incorrectly or abbreviated) will help identify the index entry.

This page is very useful for understanding the abbreviations for place names on Victorian government records Victorian BDM Place Name Abbreviations List


Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust https://www.gmct.com.au/deceased

Northern suburbs - Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery, Fawkner Memorial Park, Northcote Cemetery, Northern Memorial Park, Preston Cemetery
Eastern suburbs - Andersons Creek Cemetery, Burwood Cemetery, Emerald Cemetery, Healesville Cemetery, Lilydale Lawn Cemetery, Lilydale Memorial Park, Templestowe Cemetery, Yarra Glen Cemetery
Western suburbs - Altona Memorial Park, Footscray General Cemetery, Keilor Cemetery, Truganina Cemetery, Werribee Cemetery, Williamstown Cemetery

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust https://smct.org.au/deceased-search

Bunurong Memorial Park, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, St Kilda Cemetery

An example of a burial citation:

Burial Record (Greater Melbourne Cemeteries Trust, https://www.gmct.com.au/deceased : accessed 16 Dec 2020) database entry for Flinn, John (Service Date: 1 Jan 1900, Cemetery: Andersons Creek, Location: Roman Catholic, Grave 1A).

Warrnambool Cemetery https://warrnamboolcemetery.com.au/deceased-search

Remembrance Parks – Central Victoria (doesn't show who shares a plot, yet) http://rpcv.com.au/deceased-search/ Axedale, Axedale Catholic, Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Kangaroo Flat, Kialla West, Pine Lodge, Sunbury, White Hills, Crematorium (Sunbury is a new addition to Remembrance Parks management, since Oct 2020; I'm not sure if burials are in the database yet)

Geelong Cemeteries Trust (covers 20 cemeteries) https://www.gct.net.au/deceased-search/

Kew Cemetery (Boroondara) http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/search/FindGrave.php

Box Hill Cemetery has a PDF download as a search result, with all people in the plot http://www.boxhillcemetery.com.au/search/

Ballarat Cemetery https://web.ballaratcemeteries.com.au/Deceasedsearch/DeceasedSearch.aspx

Immigration and Shipping

Public Record Office Victoria

Passenger Records and Immigration - https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration

Original passenger lists to Victoria up to 1923 can now be viewed via Passenger records and immigration (https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration)

Assisted passenger lists (1839-1871) (https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration/assisted-passenger-lists)

Unassisted passenger lists (1852-1923) (https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration/unassisted-passenger-lists)

Highlands and Islands Emigration Society assisted the passage of nearly 5000 emigrants to Australia between 1852 and 1857. The records can be searched for free by name, by ship, by destination port. The images can be viewed for free. Registering with Scotlands People is required (free) but credits are not required to search or view images. Scotland Peoples search page

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