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1906-1941 WA Birth Indexes

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For WAGS Members - A little something to keep you busy!bdms family notices

1906-1941 Western Australian Birth Indexes 

Compiled by WAGS volunteers from The West Australian, Western Mail & the Sunday Times newspaper births in the family notices columns, we now have available the 1906-1941 Births Index - in the Indexes and Database section of the Members Only Area (MOA) of the website. You need to log in to view the data.

The BDMs indexing is an ongoing WAGS Project Team effort and will provide additional indexes for the WAGS website as they are completed.

A few statistics for the 1906-1941 Birth index...

There are 77,730 entries in this index - (20 line entries per page). The primary source is the "Family Notices" Birth columns of The West Australian Newspaper (WAN), the Sunday Times (ST) and the Western Mail Newspaper (WM) for the dates shown. They represent less than 40% of births registered in Western Australia and include interstate and overseas births published in the WA newspapers.

Smiths are the most prolific breeders at 939 in the index table, just ahead of  Jones at 466 with the Browns trailing at a miserable third with just 434 births to their name.

There are 4,038 births in the top 10 names, with 76 names having more than 100 births to their surname.

However, surnames with a single birth to their name topped the lot with 4,421 unique surnames.

The most popular first given names for children in the period 1906-1941 were Joan for girls at 446 and the ever-popular John for boys at 1152.

There are 43,358 entries that have no first name recorded.

Single Births: Males = 39,757; Females = 37,141; Unknown = 5

Multiple births:

Triplets - Female triplets = 3; Male triplets = 3; 2 Female & 1 Male triplets = 1; 2 Male & 1 Female Triplets = 2 + 1 Unknown triplet

Twins - Male and Female twins = 276; Female twins = 264; Male Twins = 266; Unknown sex twins = 11

Number of births per year:

Total recorded in the index = 77,730

Year    Births
1899    1
1902    1
1904    1
1905    9
1906    757
1907    814
1908    806
1909    852
1910    978
1911    1238
1912    1533
1913    1674
1914    1746
1915    1747
1916    1946
1917    1747
1918    1643
1919    1744
1920    2268
1921    2126
1922    2148
1923    2252
1924    2016
1925    2155
1926    1890
1927    2329
1928    2635
1929    2816
1930    2249
1931    2198
1932    2076
1933    2130
1934    2206
1935    2558
1936    2825
1937    3092
1938    3335
1939    3402
1940    3609
1941    4483

Unknown   1695

 

 

Happy hunting....

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 December 2017 10:49

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