I for one have been delighted with the outcome of your inadvertent reply and I am sure I
am not the only member of the list who feels that way! Various members of different
branches of my family headed off to Australia and it has just been fantastic to get all
these links to sites in Oz.
So please don't apologise - I give you many thanks!
--- On Sat, 31/1/09, Ray <ray15(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote:
From: Ray <ray15(a)optusnet.com.au>
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD NSW Oz b.d & m certificates
Date: Saturday, 31 January, 2009, 1:08 AM
Well, I might as well continue on this thread which I had inadvertently
started, by adding to what Judy K has written below.
(But before I do, my apologies again to the list for my public reply to
Dee -- which I thought was a personal note; not having realised that it had
arrived via the list. grrr... at me!)
Now on to Judy's excellent additions below.
Many of the early New South Wales (NSW) BDM records, are in fact Church
records; dating from 1787 (when the "First Fleet" of convicts and
gaolers etc. SAILED from England, arriving in Botany Bay in early 1788, with
their arrival being the date from which we start counting "our" white
SETTLEMENT history in this country).
In NSW official registration of BDMs started in 1856; but the NSW registry
has obtained the extant early church records and include them in their
indexes -- hence why their online indexes start in 1787/1788.
BUT if any of you should find in your online index searches, any references
to events BEFORE 1856 (or even some duplicate ones in 1856 itself which have
a "vol." number shown); THOSE records can be looked up for you, free
charge by any kind person in Oz who has access to the microfilms of those
early church registers, which were made available to large NSW public
libraries, and other places/locations by what is now known as NSW State
Records -- formerly known as the Archives Office of NSW. This will save you
the cost of having to purchase a "certificate" from the Registrar for
early records -- which certificate is merely a transcription of the church
Sadly, I have to say that I no longer have access to those microfilm reels,
so I am unable to offer to do such lookups for anyone.
Finally, on the cut-off dates which Judith gives for the BDMs: these
increase by ONE YEAR in early January of every new year, in line with their
consideration of cut-off times for privacy purposes. They have already been
advanced for 2009.
Regards again: Ray in oz.
----- Original Message -----
From: "judith kennelly" <kennju(a)hotmail.com>
Could I just add the following re bdm's in NSW Oz:
Births index is available on line from 1788 - 1908
Deaths index is available on line from 1788 - 1978
Marriages index is available on line fom 1788 - 1958
Certificates can be purchased on line from the Registry for AUD$27.00
(AUD$35.00 without ref.no.) each or they can be purchased from one of
three persons authorised by the BD&M Registry:
1 - Joy Murrin - website: www.joymurrin.com.au
- cost AUD$17.00
2 - Marilyn Rowan - website: www.transcriptions.com.au
- cost AUD$!7.00
3 - LawrenceTurtle - email site: lturtle(a)iprimus.com.au - cost AUD$17.00
Certificates purchased from the above three persons will show the
info as is recorded on the Registry's copies, with the only difference
being that Certificates purchased from the above three persons cannot
used for legal purposes.
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