Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Victoria, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Inquest
Collection years 1865-1925
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Public Record Office - Victoria


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains digital images of court inquest records from the Public Records Office of Victoria in North Melbourne, Australia. The collection will also include Inquest Deposition Files created by the Coroners Court of Victoria. The years covered include 1865-1925. Earlier records are handwritten.

Most genealogical records found in Australia are in English. However, due to immigrants coming from various countries throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, variations in spelling may appear in many of the records. See Australia Language and Languages for further help.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files, 1865-1925.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Inquest Records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Date of Inquest
  • Names of any witnesses
  • Testimonies of witnesses

Collection Content

Sample Image

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Given name
  • Gender
  • Death or burial place

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Event Year
  2. Select Inquest Number to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for death records
  • Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Record Finder

Consult the Australia Record Finder to find other records

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation
"Australia, Victoria Inquest Records, 1865-1925." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 September 2016. Public Record Office of Victoria, North Melbourne.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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