Australia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Baptisms
Collection years 1792-1981
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1792 to 1981. It does not index all records for this place, record type or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth and baptism

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date and place of christening
  • Date and place of birth
  • Names of parents

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 Marriages, 1810-1980 Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980
Australia 98,691 29,100 80,560
New South Wales 277,191 59,393 12,170
Queensland 0 421 0
South Australia 55,725 7,266 239
Tasmania 33,305 62,949 2,566
Victoria 101,388 13,660 0
Western Australia 53,153 0 11,232
Totals 619,453 172,789 106,767

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Given Name
  • Birth Place
  • Approximate Birth Date

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

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?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

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

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Check for variations of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name

Record Finder

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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