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You can search our two online indexes, the Historical index and the Marine index. Your search results will give a summary of details held in our birth, marriage or death registers.

Once you find the details you want, you can get a copy of the original register record in the form of an uncertified image.
 

Search the Historical index now (external link)

What's in the Historical index?

The Historical index has entries relating to:

  • births in Victoria from 1853 to 1912
  • marriages in Victoria from 1853 to 1942
  • deaths in Victoria from 1853 to 1988
  • church baptisms, marriages and burials in Victoria from 1836 to 1853.

Each entry includes the:

  • name of the person or people the entry relates to
  • type of event (such as birth, marriage or death)
  • registration year
  • registration number
  • other information relevant to the type of event.

 

Search the Marine index now (external link)

What's in the Marine index?

The Marine index has over 6,200 entries relating to births, marriages and deaths that happened between 1853 and 1920 onboard international and coastal ships bound for port in Victoria.

Each entry includes the:

  • name of the person or people the entry relates to
  • type of event (such as birth, marriage or death)
  • name of the ship the event happened on
  • registration year
  • registration number
  • other information relevant to the type of event.