Commonwealth Civil Registration Start Dates

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From 1st July 1837, the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England and Wales became the responsibility of the state, (although this wasn't compulsory until 1874). However, it took a while for the rest of the UK and Commonwealth to follow suit.

So far, I have found dates for the begining of civil registration for the following:


          1838    Tasmania

          1841    Western Australia

          1842    South Australia

          1842     Victoria

          1856    New South Wales

          1856    Queensland

          1870   Northern Territory - Births only

          1872    Northern Territory - Deaths and Marriages

          1930     Australian Capital Territory


          1864     Nova Scotia - doesn't cover Births and Deaths between 1876 and 1908

          1869    Ontario

          1870    North West Terriorries

          1872    British Columbia

          1878    Saskatchewan

          1882    Manitoba

          1888    New Brunswick

          1891    Newfoundland

          1897    Alberta

          1898    Yukon

          1906    Prince Edward Island

          1926    Qubec

Isle of Man

          1849    Voluntary Births and Marriages

          1878    Compulsory Births and Deaths

          1884    Compulsory Marriages


          1842    Births, Deaths and Marriages

New Zealand

          1848    Voluntary all Births Marriages and Deaths

           1856    Compulsory