Series VPRS 3653
Index To Registers Of Country Births And Deaths
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Date Range: Series 1858 - 1960
  Series in Custody 1858 - 1960
  Contents 1858 - 1960
Public Access: Open
Location: Other
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1858 - 1873 Registrar-General's Department VA 2889
1873 - 1893 Office of the Registrar-General and the Office of Titles, (known as Land Victoria 2001 to 2014; Land Use Victoria 2014 - ct.) VA 862
1893 - 1960 Office of the Government Statist and Actuary VA 989
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1983 - cont Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (including 1983-1986 Assistant Government Statist, Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages) VA 983
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the list of records in this series.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of diverse indices to locally created registers.

    An index to birth register entries kept by the Deputy Registrar was required by An Act for Registering Births, Deaths, and Marriages in the Colony of Victoria 1853 no. 26.


    XXIII. Every Deputy Registrar shall cause indexes of the Register Books in his office to be made and kept with the other Records of his office, and every person shall be entitled, at all reasonable hours to search the said indexes, and to have a certified copy of any entry or entries in the said Register Books, under the hand of the Deputy Registrar, on payment of the fees to be appointed as hereinbefore mentioned.

    Information recorded includes: Surname, first name and entry number of the Register. The registration numbers in these registers differ from those allocated by the Registrar General on receipt of the quarterly returns from the local Registrars.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This index was created to provide access to the locally created registers of country births and deaths.

    Relationship of this serie with VPRS 6101 Register of Country Births and VPRS 6102 Register of Country Deaths is subject to further research.

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P0000 1858 - 1960 Open 10
P0001 1869 - 1900 Open 1
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