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Births, Baptisms, Deaths, Burials & Marriages

Baptisms & Births Indexes
Western Australian baptisms [microform]
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Bayswater, W.A : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [1990?-]
[929.39 WES]

The baptism index contains entries transcribed from various Anglican (A) baptismal registers held by the State Records Office and some Roman Catholic (RC) records still held by the church. The registers cover Albany (A) 1847-1856, Cue (A) 1895-1913, Fremantle (St John's - A) 1855-1867, Geraldton (RC) 1857-1876, Greenough (A) 1865-1920, Gingin (A) 1860-1889, Kelmscott (A) 1895-1931, Nannine and district (A) 1902-1912, Northampton (A) 1911-1922, Perth (RC), 1844-1866, Roebourne (A) 1878-1898, Swan (A) 1874-1899 and Toodyay (RC) 1886-1914. Entry is alphabetical by surname within each register. The registers usually provide name of person being baptised, date of baptism (and sometimes date of birth), parent's names, occupation of father and sometimes names of witnesses. Both indexes are on microfiche.

Baptisms September 1840-May 1999 [electronic resource].
[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c2002.
[929.3941 UNI]

Provides details of baptisms carried out by the Uniting Church of Australia, Western Australian Synod, from September 1840 to May 1999. Information provided can include the name of the child being baptised, names of parents, address, fatherís occupation, dates of birth and baptism, denomination, place of baptism, parish or circuit, name of minister and remarks (usually place of birth).

Records of baptisms administered in the church at the Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School near Pinjarra as part of the parish of Pinjarra [microform].
[Perth, W.A : W.K. Witt, 1990?].
[929.39 REC]

Transcribed by Arnold Williams, this microfiched index lists baptisms at Fairbridge Farm School 1931-1958. It is a chronological listing providing name of child, date of birth, date of baptism, parents' names, occupation of father and place of residence.

Birth & baptism records collected from the Catholic Church at Pinjarra [microform].
[Perth, W.A : W.K. Witt, 1990?].
[929.39 WIL]

Transcribed by Arnold Williams, this microfiched index lists baptisms at the Catholic Church in Pinjarra.

Index to birth notices in the 'West Australian' [microform].
[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society.
[929.39 IND]

Birth notices from [the] Western Mail, 1921-1930 [microform].
Bayswater, W.A. : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c2001.
[929.3941 BIR]

Birth notices from [the] Western Mail, 1931-1940 [microform].
Bayswater, W.A. : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c2003.
[929.3941 BIR]

These microfiche indexes relating to birth notices in Western Australian newspapers cover birth notices in The West Australian 1906-1911, 1986-1991 and 1997-1998 and in the Western Mail 1921-1940. The information given is limited as newspaper notices usually do not provide detailed information. They may be added to by the Western Australian Genealogical Society.

Burials & Deaths Indexes
Index to death notices in the 'West Australian' [microform]
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[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society.
[929.39 IND]

This microfiche index covers death notices in The West Australian 1906-1911 and 1985-1998 (1995-1996 not indexed). The information given is limited as newspaper notices usually do not provide detailed information. They may be added to by the Western Australian Genealogical Society.

Death notices in the Inquirer, 1874 to 1878 [microform].
[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, 1993.
[929.39 DEA]

This microfiche index covers death notices in the Inquirer 1874-1878. The information given is limited as newspaper notices usually do not provide detailed information.

Ken Stewart's burials in the Mid-West of Western Australia, 1851-1896 [microform] : an index of all the known burials in the cemeteries, pastoral stations and any other location Ė sited between the Irwin River and the Murchison River dating from the first settlers in 1851 until 1896.
[Geraldton, W.A : Geraldton Family History Society], 1993.
[929.39 STE]

Produced by Ken Stewart, this is a microfiche index of all known burials in cemeteries, pastoral stations and other localities between the Irwin and Murchison Rivers 1851-1896. It is taken from cemetery registers, monumental inscriptions, Registrar General's Office burials index, maps etc and provides names, date of death, cemetery (where known), comments etc.

East Perth cemeteries burials 1896-1916 [microform].
Bayswater, W.A. : Western Australian Genealogical Society, 1998.
[929.39 EAS]

This microfiche index lists burials at East Perth Cemetery 1896-1916. Arrangement is alphabetical order by surname and information provided can include dates of death and burial, age, religious denomination, registration district and registration number.

St. George's Cathedral Perth (Anglican) burial registers, 1854-1916 [microform].
Bayswater, W.A. : Western Australian Genealogical Society, 1998.
[929.39 STG]

This microfiche index covers burials recorded in St Georgeís Cathedral burial registers 2467A/8-11 & 44, 1854-1916. Information provided includes name, dates of burial and death, age and remarks eg occupation, husband or wife of etc).

Marriage Indexes
Western Australian marriages [microform]
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Bayswater, W.A : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [1990?].
[929.39 WES]

The marriage index contains entries transcribed from various Anglican marriage registers held by the State Records Office. The registers cover Albany 1839-1856, Cue and Day Dawn 1896-1907, Fremantle (St John's) 1831-1867, Gingin (St Luke's) 1861-1883 and 1885-1894, Meekatharra/Nannine 1910-1918, Nannine 1904-1909, Northampton 1911-1931, Pilbara 1897-1937, Roebourne 1883-1895 and Swan 1876-1898. Entry is alphabetical by surname within each register. The registers usually provide full names of bride and groom, occupation of husband, date of marriage, ages, name of minister officiating and sometimes names of witnesses.

Western Australian marriage index, 1829-1896 [microform].
Bayswater, W.A : Western Australian Genealogical Society, 1991.
[929.39 BOW]

The Western Australian Marriage Index (WAMI) links together brides and grooms from various marriage records and indexes. The major source of reference was the 1841-1896 index produced by the Registrar General's Office. In this index there was no cross referencing between marriage partners and the WAMI sought to rectify that (however, the Registrar General's Office Pioneer Index 1841-1905 does now provide this cross referencing).

The WAMI is divided into three parts. The first is arranged by Year/Certificate number and provides information such as date of wedding, place of wedding, name of bride and groom, ages and marital status (listed as B=Bachelor, S=Spinster, W=Widow or Widower, D=Divorced, B1/S1=First marriage, W2=Widowed and Second Marriage etc), sometimes names of parents including maiden name and references (01=Anglican Register, 02=Roman Catholic Register, 04=Wesleyan Register, 35=Registrar General's Office, 36=Other Civil Registration, 50=Newspaper Reference, 67=Biographical Dictionary, 68=Printed Family Source).

The second and third parts are a grooms and brides index which provides the name of the groom or bride, the year/certificate number and the name of the spouse.

The WAMI contains details on approximately 11,500 marriages. Marriages taking place before registration began in 1841 have been given a PR (for Pre Registration) number and a four digit number indicating the year and month (ie PR 3707 would indicate a marriage in July 1837). Marriages which took place after Civil registration, but do not appear to have a registration number have been given a NR (for Non Registration) number and a four digit number indicating year and month (ie NR 6708 would indicate a non-registered marriage in August 1867). The WAMI also attempts to show variations in the spelling of surnames, as many mistakes occur in the Registrar General's Office index as to spelling, registration numbers and omissions.

Marriage index of Western Australia, 1915 to 1933 [electronic resource] : searchable index of approximately 51,400 marriage registrations for Western Australia.
[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, c2005.
[929.3941 MAR]

This CD-ROM index allows you to search for a marriage in the period 1915-1933, by groom or by bride. Details provided will include the name of the person married to, year of marriage, registration number and registration district.

Index to marriage notices in the "West Australian", 1897-1920 [microform].
[Perth, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [199-?].
[929.39 IND]

This is a microfiche index to marriage notices in The West Australian 1897-1920. It indexes both grooms and brides and in many events more information is available from the newspaper article eg parentsí names and addresses. The grooms index shows name of groom, name of bride, date of marriage (where given0 and place of Marriage (where given). The brides index cross references with the grooms index and shows the date of The West Australian in which the notice appeared.

Marriages registered in the State of Western Australia [microform].
Marangaroo [W.A.] : J.E. McLennan, [1997]-
[929.39 MAR]

This microfiche series matches brides and grooms for all marriages in Western Australia 1906-1917.

Index for the Plantagenet Matched Marriages [microform] : 1931-1965.
Bayswater, W.A. : Western Australian Genealogical Society, 1998.
[920.39 IND]

This microfiche index matches brides and grooms for marriages registered in Plantagenet District (the area around Albany) 1931-1965.

Combined Indexes
Birth and baptism records of the Parish of St. John's Anglican Church at Pinjarra; marriage records of the Parish of St Johnís Anglican Church, Pinjarra from their inception on 3 January 1880; death records at St Johnís Church, Pinjarra [microform]
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[Bayswater, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [1991?].
[929.39 BIR]

Transcribed by Arnold Williams, this microfiched index lists baptisms, marriage and burials at St Johnís Church, Pinjarra.

Nineteenth century newspapers [microform] : births, deaths, marriages.
[Albany, W.A.] : Western Australian Genealogical Society, [1989?].
929.39 NIN]

This microfiche index covers birth, death and marriage notices in 19th Century newspapers (pre-1833 newspapers, the Perth Gazette 1833-1878 and the Inquirer 1840-1881). The information given is limited as newspaper notices usually do not provide detailed information.

Registrar General's Office Indexes to Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
The Registration Act, which provided for the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages, was passed on 27 May 1841. The Registrar General's Office began recording births, deaths and marriages from 9 September 1841. The Registrar Generalís Office has produced a series of microfiche indexes, which are divided into several parts as follows: births 1841-1880, 1881-1895, 1896-1901 and 1902-1905; deaths 1841-1896, 1897-1905, and then each year until 1980 (note 1906-1916 divided into males and females, 1917-1980 one list); and marriages 1841-1896, 1897-1905 and then each year until 1965 (note 1906-1916 divided into males and females, 1917-1965 one list).

Entry into all parts is by the name of the person registered as being born, married or died. Each part, which is arranged alphabetically by surname, gives the name of the person, the district or town in which the event was registered, certificate number and year, and sex. There is no cross referencing in the microfiche indexes, so marriage partners, parents and next of kin etc cannot be ascertained from any individual entry.

After this series came the Western Australian Pioneers Index 1841-1905. This lists all registered births, deaths and marriages for this period. For a birth, the surname, given names, name of father and mother (including maiden name), place of birth and year of birth and registration number are provided. For a death, the surname, given names, age at time of death, name of father and mother (including maiden name), place of birth and death and year of death and registration number are provided. For a marriage, surname, given names, name of spouse, place of marriage and year of marriage and registration number are given. The Pioneers Index is on microfiche and is also available on CD-ROM.

The Registrar Generalís Office has also placed the Pioneers Index 1841-1905 online and has extended its coverage, births and marriages now up to 1932 and deaths up to 1962. However, the information for entries after 1905 may not be as comprehensive as for those before 1906 eg for a birth, parentsí names are not given. For marriages 1933-1965 and deaths 1953-1980, the original microfiche indexes can still be used.

Registrar General's Department York [microform] : [baptisms 25 April 1836 - 23 November 1841, births 19 March 1836 - 23 December 1840, marriages 1840].
[Perth, W.A. : Library Board of Western Australia, 199-?].
[929.39 REG]

Filmed from CONS 703, which is held in the State Records Office, this microfiche index lists early baptisms (1836-1841), births (1836-1840) and marriages (1840) at York. Acc. 703 is an early Anglican register predating the official registration of births, death and marriages, which began in Western Australia on 9 September 1841.

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