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Sources and Citations - Western Australia

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Western Australia

Birth, Death, Marriage

Government of Western Australia, Department of Justice, Births, Deaths and Marriages Online Indexes. https://www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

An example of a birth index citation:

Western Australia Birth Index. (Government of Western Australia, Department of Justice, The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, https://www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx : accessed 20 Nov 2021), index entry for John Forrest (Father: William, Mother: Unknown Margaret, Place of Birth: Bunbury, Registration District: Not Specified, Registration Year: 1847, Registration Number: 989)

An example of a marriage index citation:

Western Australia Marriage Index. (Government of Western Australia, Department of Justice, The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, https://www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx : accessed 20 Nov 2021) index entry for John Forrest and Margaret Elvire Hamersley (Place of Marriage: Perth, Registration District: Not Specified, Registration Number: 4071, Registration Year: 1876)

An example of a death index citation:

Western Australia Death Index. (Government of Western Australia, Department of Justice, The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, https://www.bdm.justice.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx : accessed 20 Nov 2021), index entry for Eric Edgar Cooke (Sex: Male, Father: Vivian, Mother: Christian, Place of Birth: Not Specified, Registration District: Fremantle, Registration Year: 1965, Registration Number: 51)

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Burials

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board - for burials in Karrakatta, Fremantle, Pinnaroo, Midland, Guildford and Rockingham cemeteries. https://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/research

MidWest of Western Australian Heritage - for burials in the mid west region of WA 1857-2018 - database is still growing. https://midwestwaheritage.com/

An example of a burial citation:

Burial Register (Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Western Australia, https://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/research : accessed 29 Nov 2020) burial record for Austin, Ann (Age: 46, Date of Death: 16 Aug 1918, Residence: Belmont) at Karrakatta Cemetery, Wesleyan Section EC site 0302, Application No. KB00020276.
A direct link to the record may also be included:
http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00020276.

State Library of Western Australia

https://slwa.wa.gov.au/explore-discover/family-history

Perth Dead Persons Society

An assortment of information including pioneers, shipping and convicts. http://www.perthdps.com/index.html

State Records of Western Australia

http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/archive-collection/family-history

The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians

http://www.friendsofbattyelibrary.org.au/the-bicentennial-dictionary-of-western-australians.html

FamilySearch

The FamilySearch guide to online records for genealogy research in Western Australia. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Western_Australia,_Australia_Online_Genealogy_Records





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