BMD Certificate Information

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1. Information Shown on Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

The following tables show what information that you can expect to find on Australian, New Zealand and UK certificates.

1.1. Birth Certificates 

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ACT NT NSW Qld SA Tas Vic WA NZ ENG/WLS SCT IRE
Birth Date Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Birth Place Yes >1908 Yes Yes >1882 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Birth Time No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Name(s) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sex Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fathers Name Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fathers Occupation Yes Yes Yes Yes 1842-1874 & >1907 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fathers Age Yes >1949 Yes Yes >1907 >1902 Yes >1896 >1875 No 1855 only No
Fathers Birth Place Yes >1908 Yes Yes >1907 >1902 Yes >1896 >1875 >1969 1855 only No
Mothers Name Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mothers Maiden Name Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mothers Occupation No No Yes No No No No >1896 >1875 No No >1997
Mothers Age Yes >1949 Yes Yes >1907 >1902 Yes >1896 >1875 No 1855 only No
Mothers Birth Place Yes >1908 Yes Yes >1907 >1902 Yes >1896 >1875 No 1855 only No
Date of Parents Marriage Yes >1908 Yes Yes >1907 >1896 Yes >1896 >1875 No 1855 & >1861 No
Place of Parents Marriage Yes No Yes Yes No >1897 Yes >1896 >1875 No 1856 & >1861 No
Parents Address(es) Yes Yes 1900-1973 No 1856-1874 & >1907 No Yes 1841-1847 No No 1855 only >1997
Previous Children Yes >1908 >1900 Yes >1907 Num. only >1909 Num. only Yes >1896 >1912 No 1856 only No
Informants Name Yes >1908 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Informants Description (Relationship) Yes >1908 1856-1973 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Informants Address Yes >1908 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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1.3. Marriage Certificates

Details ACT NT NSW Qld SA Tas Vic WA NZ ENG/WLS SCT IRE
Marriage Date Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Marriage Place Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ages Yes Yes 1856-1973 1856-1963 1842-1868 & >1907 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 1855-1971 Yes
Birth Dates No >1963 No >1963 >1963 No No >1963 No No 1855 & >1972 Yes
Birth Places Yes >1928 Yes Yes >1907 >1896 Yes >1896 >1880 No 1855 & >1972 No
Marital Status Yes Yes Yes Yes 1842-1856 & >1868 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No.of former Marriages No No No No No No No No No No 1855 Only No
No. of Children to former Marriages No No No No No No No No No No 1855 Only No
Occupation  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usual Residence Yes Yes Yes Yes >1856 >1896 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fathers Name(s) Yes >1928 Yes Yes >1856 >1896 Yes >1847 >1880 Yes Yes Yes
Fathers Occupation Yes >1949 1856-1973 1856-1963 No >1896 Yes 1847-1963 >1880 Yes Yes Yes
Grooms Mothers Name Yes >1949 Yes Yes >1964 >1896 Yes >1896 >1880 No Yes Yes
Brides Mothers Name Yes >1949 Yes Yes No >1896 Yes >1896 No No Yes No
Witnesses Names Yes >1949 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Witnesses Addresses No No No No 1856-1963 No No No No No >1922 No
Witnesses Occupations No No No No 1856-1963 No No No No No No No
Minister/Celebrant Name Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Religion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

1.4. Death Certificates

Details ACT NT NSW Qld SA Tas Vic WA NZ ENG/WLS SCT IRE
Date Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Place Yes Yes Yes Yes >1856 >1890's Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Time No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Name(s) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Occupation Yes Yes Yes Yes 1842-1874 & >1907 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usual Residence Yes Yes No Yes >1856 No No No No No No No
Sex No >1849 1856-1944 1856-1979 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Age Yes Yes Yes Yes >1856 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spouse Name Yes >1949 1856-1944 Yes >1968 >1908 Yes Yes No No Yes No
Marriage Status Yes >1949 1856-1944 Yes >1968 No Yes >1896 No No No Yes
Birth Date No No No No No No No No No No >1966 No
Birth Place Yes >1905 Yes Yes >1907 >1897 Yes >1896 >1875 No 1855 Only No
Cause(s) of Death Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Informants Name No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Informants Description (Relationship) No No 1856-1944 No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Informants Address No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes 1855-1965 & >1972 Yes
Length of Illness Yes No 1856-1944 Yes No No No Yes >1875 No 1855-1964 Yes
Name of Medical Attendant Yes No 1856-1944 Yes No No No Yes >1875 >1875 Yes No
When Last Seen Yes No 1856-1944 Yes No No No Yes >1875 No 1855-1860 No
Parents Names Yes >1949 Yes Yes No >1914 Yes >1896 >1875 No Yes No
Fathers Occupation Yes >1949 1944-1973 Yes No No No >1896 >1875 No Yes No
Burial/Cremation Date Yes >1949 Yes Yes >1937 No No >1896 >1875 No No No
Burial/Cremation Place Yes >1949 Yes Yes >1937 No Yes >1896 >1875 No 1855-1860 No
Undertaker Name No >1949 1856-1944 No >1968 No No >1896 No No 1855-1860 No
Minister/Celebrant Name Yes >1949 1856-1973 Yes No No No >1896 >1875 No No No
Religion Yes >1949 1856-1973 1856-1979 No No No >1896 >1875 No No No
Time Spent in Colony Yes >1905 Yes Yes >1907 No Yes Yes >1875 N/A N/A N/A
Childrens Names & Ages Yes >1949 1856-1944 Yes >1907 Num. & Sex Only >1914 Yes >1896 >1875 Num. & Sex Only No 1855 Only No

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