Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Clergymen and Ministers of Religion

 

Clergymen may have studied at a university. See University Records.

Also see Churches, Synagogues and Religious Records.

Until 1870 the state funded the salaries of clergymen so records of these payments may be found in government records; it should be noted that not all religions were accepting of state aid.

 

REGISTRATION


In 1898 ministers of religion were required to be registered in order to celebrate marriages in Victoria. Unregistered minsters of religion were prevented from celebrating marriages from this time. Upon registration the name of the minister of religion was to be published in the Victorian Government Gazette. A register of registered ministers of religion was to appear in the Victorian Government Gazette at least once every two years. If a minister of religion was prohibited from celebrating marriages a notice was published in the Victorian Government Gazette. See Government Gazettes.

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT - LIST OF COMMONWEALTH REGISTERED CELEBRANTS

This includes marriage celebrants who perform religious ceremonies for independent religious organizations as well as marriage celebrants who perform civil ceremonies.

https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/find-a-marriage-celebrant.aspx

 

DIRECTORIES AND INDEXES

 

AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORIES

A portal for historical information on Australian Christian Churches. This site contains a contemporary collection of over 2,000 Australian Christian churches and over 16,000 clergy names. There is a searchable database which includes (where available) the date the church was built, identification of the architect and builders, a list of clergy, the dates they served and details pertaining to certain specific fixtures.

http://www.churchhistories.net.au/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - CROCKFORD'S CLERICAL DIRECTORY: A DIRECTORY OF THE CLERGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, THE CHURCH IN WALES, THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND THE CHURCH OF IRELAND 1858-1976

The directory contains biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK. It also includes Anglican clergymen in Australia.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/38960?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

ANCESTRY - UK, CROCKFORD'S CLERICAL DIRECTORIES

The directory contains biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK. It also includes Anglican clergymen in Australia. The years covered include 1868, 1874, 1885, 1898, 1908 and 1932.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/ukcrockford/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - THE AUSTRALIAN PRESBYTERIAN CALENDAR AND EDUCATIONAL REGISTER FOR VICTORIA 1877

This includes a list of Presbyterian Church ministers and church officials.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/571440?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALASIAN METHODIST MINISTERIAL GENERAL INDEX 1896

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australasian-methodist-ministerial-general-index-1896

 

 

Quick Links

Contact Us:

Tell Us About It!

If you have questions or problems with this site, email the Web Administrator.

Check the Date