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Australian Census & BMD


chrisharley9

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Does any pal know of the Aussie cenus & BMD index online.

Ive now found out Ive got relations from down under - one of the pitfalls when you start researching your family history.

All The Best

Chris

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Chris,

In Queensland the older BDM records (pre 1890) are held at State Archives on microfilm. For BDM you basically have to go to archives and look at the alphabetical lists on microfilm which gives you some details such as date of birth and parents. After this you can order certificates. The later stuff has to be obtained from BDM. There are also immigration and passenger lists available. I am not sure of the procedure in other states but think it is similar.

Queensland site is here:

http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/

BMD procedure here:

http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/research/bdm.asp

The BDM site is here:

http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/bdm/research.htm

Some records may also be held at National Archives. You can do a Record search by name here:

http://www.naa.gov.au/

I am unsure about the procedure in other states.

NSW BDM procedure is explained here. You can search for BMD before 1905:

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

Rgds

Tim

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Many thanks for that. Have already emailed the Queensland gov site. My grandmother was born in East Bundaberg, Queensland & then emigrated back to the UK later

All The Best

Chris

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Chris,

In regard to Census information - unfortunately unlike the UK all personal information gathered in Australia is destroyed immediately after collection and only the statistical information retained (the latest surviving Census with any personal information is that for 1841). If you don't receive any joy from BDM Queensland there are a number of lists that I can place you in contact with. Often people on these lists will undertake (unpaid) information gathering if the information is accessible and the names and register numbers are known.

Hope this is of some use

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