Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


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PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE OF VICTORIA - MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS

This is a finding aid for mental health records.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/health-and-welfare/mental-health-records-1849-1912

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - HOSPITAL PATIENT RECORDS

This is a finding aid for hospital patient records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/health-and-welfare/hospital-patient-records

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PLANS MICROFILM

Examples of 'public works' buildings are state schools, prisons, courts, hospitals, among many others. In addition, these series also contain plans such as bridge and road construction. These are all government buildings or structures.

This is a finding aid for Public Works Department plans on microfilm. The plans are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/researching-land-and-property/public-works-plans-microfilm

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - SCHOOL RECORDS AFTER 1873

This is a finding aid for government school records after 1873. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/school-records-after-1873

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT SCHOOL AND PUPIL RECORDS

This is a finding aid for government school and pupil records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/government-school-and-pupil-records

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT SCHOOL BUILDING RECORDS 1863-1956 (VPRS 640, 795, 796, 3851, 3852, 3853, 3854, 3916, 9513)

This is a finding aid for government school building files. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/government-school-building-and-property-records/government-0

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT SCHOOL BUILDING FILES 1956-1975 (VPRS 8796, 8797, 8798, 8799, 8800, 8801, 9512)

This is a finding aid for government school building files. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/government-school-building-and-property-records/government-school

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT SCHOOL CONVEYANCE DEEDS REGISTER 1873-1909 (VPRS 11461)

This is a finding aid for government school conveyance deeds register. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/government-school-building-and-property-records/government-1

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT SCHOOL PROPERTY FILES 1920-1995 (VPRS 11388)

This is a finding aid for government school property files. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/government-school-building-and-property-records/government-2

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - GOVERNMENT SCHOOL SITES RECORDS 1921-1930 (VPRS 11447)

This is a finding aid for government school sites records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/government-school-building-and-property-records/government-3

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - DIGITISED PHOTOGRAPHS OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS (VPRS 1396 P1)

This is a finding aid for digitised photographs of school buildings. The photographs date from the late 1880s and early 1890s.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/school-photographs-1890-1993/digitised-photographs-school

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - NON-DIGITISED PHOTOGRAPHS OF SCHOOLS 1890s-1993 (VPRS 1396 , 10516 P3, 14514, 14516, 14517 P1, 14562, 14581)

This is a finding aid for non-digitised photographs of schools. Some photographs are available on Flickr.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/school-photographs-1890-1993/non-digitised-photographs-schools

 

NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TEACHER RECORDS (VPRS 10061)

This is a finding aid for non-government school teacher records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/non-government-school-teacher-records

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOL BUILDING RECORDS (VPRS 8044, 7882, 10300)

This is a finding aid for non-government school building records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/non-government-school-building-records

 

PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE VICTORIA - ABORIGINAL MISSION STATIONS AND RESERVES 1869-1970s

This is a finding aid for Aboriginal Mission Stations and Reserves. The original records are not online.

Most of the records in the collection relate to the Aboriginal missions and reservesĀ at Coranderrk, Framlingham, Lake Condah, Ebenezer (Lake Hindmarsh), Lake Tyers and Ramahyuck.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/aboriginal-victorians-1830s-1970s/aboriginal-mission-stations

 

PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE VICTORIA - BOARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF ABORIGINES CORRESPONDENCE 1869-1957 (VPRS 1694)

This is a finding aid for the Board for the Protection of Aborigines Correspondence. The correspondence is not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/aboriginal-victorians-1830s-1970s/board-protection-aborigines

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - APPRENTICESHIP RECORDS 1926-1990 (VPRS 11758, 11538)

This is a finding aid for Apprenticeship Records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/professions-and-employment/apprenticeship-records-1976-1990

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA, INWARD, OUTWARD AND COASTAL PASSENGER LISTS 1826- 1972

They include the following:

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/australia-inward-outward-and-coastal-passenger-lists-1826-1972

 

ANCESTRY- AUSTRALIA, ARMY MILITIA SERVICE RECORDS INDEX, 1901-1940

The records are held by the National Archives of Australia. Series B4747.The database includes attestation forms for members of the Commonwealth's Militia; also known as the Citizen Military Forces. These forms were completed by the person on enlistment.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61986/

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ARMY MILITIA SERVICE RECORDS 1901-1940 (B4747)

The database includes attestation forms for members of the Commonwealth's Militia; also known as the Citizen Military Forces. These forms were completed by the person on enlistment. The records are digitized.

https://www.naa.gov.au/

 

FINDMYPAST - AUSTRALIA, MILITARY COMMEMORATIVE ROLLS AND ROLLS OF HONOUR

This database includes:

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-military-commemorative-rolls-and-rolls-of-honour

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, UNASSISTED IMMIGRANT PASSENGER LISTS, 1826-1922

These are provided in association with State Records Authority of New South Wales.

These are searchable and may be browsed.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/1210/

 

DAREBIN HERITAGE - PRESTON STATE SCHOOL INSPECTORS REGISTER 1886-1894

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/page/1067/school-histories-and-records

 

DAREBIN HERITAGE - NORTHCOTE CEMETERY

Cemetery Records 1861-1971

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/page/1059/cemetery-records

 

DAREBIN HERITAGE

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/

 

DAREBIN HERITAGE - NORTHCOTE LEADER

Images only.

1888-1959

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/newspapers

1960-1977

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/Newspapers/1107/northcote-leader-1960-onwards

 

DAREBIN HERITAGE - PRESTON POST TIMES 1978-1994

Images only.

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/Newspapers/1086/preston-post-times-1978-onwards

 

FINDMYPAST - ROYAL AIR FORCE AND COMMONWEALTH, MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES 1940-1945

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/royal-air-force-and-commonwealth-mentioned-in-dispatches-1940-1945

 

FINDMYPAST - WORLD WAR 2 ALLIES COLLECTION

The collection includes service records, draft registrations, enlistment records, prisoners of war as well as casualty lists, cemetery indexes, and rolls of honour for those who served during World War II.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/world-war-2-allies-collection

 

FAMILYSEARCH - FIND A GRAVE INDEX

Index courtesy of Find A Grave, an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries. This collection provides limited indexed data only; for a much richer user experience, including access to photographs, portraits, biographies, and stories, follow the link on the record and visit findagrave.com.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2221801

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BILLIONGRAVES INDEX

Name index of burial records courtesy of BillionGraves which is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973

 

FAMILYSEARCH - AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, COURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS REGISTERS INDEX, 1858-1985

Original records held by Public Record Office Victoria. This index does not include images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2485052

 

FAMILYSEARCH - TOMBSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM VARIOUS CEMETERIES, 1850-1988

Transcriptions from the following cemeteries in Victoria: Beechworth, Bowmans Forest, Bright, Bundalong, El Dorado, Greta, Hyam, Milawa, Old Chiltern, Rutherglen, Springhurst, Stanley, Tarrawingee, Tawonga, Una Boorhaman, Waygunyah, Winton, and Yackandandah. Original transcriptions located in the Wangaratta Family History Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2710652

 

FAMILYSEARCH - AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, ASSISTED IMMIGRANT ARRIVALS AT VICTORIAN PORTS INDEX, 1839-1871

Card file index to arrivals of assisted immigrants at Victorian ports. Approximately 65,000 cards located in the Geelong Heritage Centre, Geelong. Images may be browsed.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2302154

 

FAMILYSEARCH - AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES, INDEX TO BOUNTY IMMIGRANTS 1828-1842

This index covers the following series: Persons on early migrant ships, 1828-1832 (4/4823); Persons on early migrant ships, May 1832 - Jan 1833 (4/4824); Entitlement certificates of persons on bounty ships, 1832-1842 (4/4825-4891).

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1542665

 

NEWSBANK

This includes text only articles from The Age (1991-present), Herald Sun (1999-present), The Australian (1998-present), Weekly Times (1998-present), Geelong Advertiser (2003-present), Bendigo Advertiser (2003-present) and various regional and suburban newspapers. In addition the more recent editions of the major titles include an image format. This database is searchable. This is viewable online at the State Library of Victoria website with a State Library of Victoria library card. It is accessible through the catalogue.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - WOMEN'S BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

This is to honour the contributions made by women to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/rhsv-womens-biographical-dictionary/

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - STATISTICS OF THE COLONY OF VICTORIA FOR THE YEAR 1859: CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

2020

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - COURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS RECORDS HELD BY BALLARAT ARCHIVES CENTRE

Public Record Office Victoria has released many digitized courts of petty sessions records held by Ballarat Archives Centre. See Courts.

 

FINDMYPAST - VICTORIA BIRTHS 1836-1920

Births from 1918 to 1920 added.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-births

 

NEW SOUTH WALES STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS - INTESTATE ESTATES INDEX 1821-1913 (NRS 13538)

Victorian intestate estates case papers are included with those of New South Wales from 1836 to 1841.

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/intestates/indexes

 

BALLARAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - BALLARAT BENEVOLENT ASYLUM CONSOLIDATED REGISTERS 1860-1928

These have been transcribed and can be seen online. They include Register of Inmates 1860-1915 (missing 1912-1913), Registers of Inmates Lying-In Wards 1892-1922 (missing 1917-1920), Registers of Inmates Insane Hospital 1910-1928, Registers of Maternity Wards 1922 -1925 and Registers of Inmates Old Age Pensioners 1911-1921.

http://www.ballarathistoricalsociety.com/index.php/the-collection/bbsr

 

AUSTRALIAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY - AUSTRALIAN JEWISH MARRIAGE INDEX 1832-1940

These include the congregation where the marriage took place and full date of marriage.

https://www.ajhs.com.au/marriages-up-to-1940/

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - NOTIFICATIONS OF PARDON OF EXILES (VPRS 89)

This series consists of notifications to the Governor of New South Wales, the Governor of Van Dieman's Land and the Superintendent of the Port Phillip District of prisoners under the sentence of transportation who were to be pardoned from their arrival in the colony on the condition that they were conveyed to and remained in the Port Phillip District for the duration of their original sentence. Details given are the name of the prisoner and the date and place of conviction. These records have been digitized.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=89&consignment=P0000

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - REGISTER OF CONVICTS 1842-1854 (VPRS 110)

The register has been digitized.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=110&consignment=P0000

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - REGISTER OF SPECIAL CASE FILES 1852-1977 (VPRS 5676)

This series was created to register the special case files (VPRS 892) created by the Education Department and its predecessors and to record the registration numbers of correspondence items placed on the files. At the front there is an index. The register has been digitized.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5676&consignment=P0000

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - INDEX TO SPECIAL CASE FILES 1862-1977 (VPRS 5675)

This series was created in about 1882 to index the Special Case Files (VPRS 892) created by the Education Department and its predecessors.The index has been digitized.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=5675&consignment=P0000

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOL RECORDS 1906-1996 (VPRS 10300)

This is a finding aid for non-government schools, most of which are ones that have closed. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/non-government-school-records

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - TEACHER RECORD BOOKS 1863-1959 (VPRS 13579 P1)

These are indexed through the catalogue at the Public Record Office Victoria website. A teacher ID number is required to access the teacher record books at Public Record Office Victoria or the Ancestry website (see below).

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/education/teacher-records-1863-1959

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, SELECTED TRIAL BRIEF AND CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS AND OTHER IMAGES, 1837-1993

These are provided by Public Record Office Victoria. These records are not indexed but can be browsed by description and range. They include:

Despite being labelled Eildon Teacher Record Books these are the teacher record books for Victoria from 1863 to 1959. To access them the teacher ID number from Public Record Office Victoria catalogue is required.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60672

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SUMMARY CONTRACT BOOKS 1856-1935 (VPRS 972)

Details included were: year, contract number, amount, locality, brief description of work, and name of contractor.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=972&consignment=P0001

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BALLARAT AND BALLARAT EAST TOWN ALLOTMENT SURVEY PLANS (VPRS 4771 P2)

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=4771&consignment=P0002

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - EARLY COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION RECORDS

Public Record Office Victoria has released many digitized records of the Port Phillip District Government. See Governments.

 

OLD MELBOURNE CEMETERY PLAN 1873 - PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA (VPRS 9582 P3)

This has been digitised and is online at the Public Record Office Victoria; this cemetery is no longer extant.

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=9582&consignment=P0003

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - MILESTONES AND GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES (GIN)

Many new cemetery records have been added to Milestones.

Also included is:

The Genealogical Index of Names now includes the following schools:

Also included are the following electoral and voter rolls:

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES (GIN) - PEOPLE IN "THE LIST OF NUGGETS FOUND IN VICTORIA"

Report published by the Department of Mines, Victoria, 1912. Series: Memoirs of the geological survey of Victoria no. 12.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - RATE RECORDS HELD BY BALLARAT ARCHIVES CENTRE

Public Record Office Victoria has released many digitized rate records held by Ballarat Archives Centre. See Rate Records.

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL FILES, 1921-1948 (A9300, A9301)

These records were provided by the National Archives of Australia. Each airman or airwoman has multiple pages of information relating to their service, and files may include casualty files, accident reports, and unit records.The files may be browsed and are searchable.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61989/

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - MILESTONES AND GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES (GIN)

Many new cemetery records as well as the Ballarat Crematorium Register 1956-1987 have been added to Milestones.

Also included is:

The Genealogical Index of Names now includes the following schools:

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

FINDMYPAST - LONDON GAZETTES 1665-2018

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/london-gazette-1665-2018

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES - MINERS IN THE BOOK "MEMORIES OF STANLEY MORNING"

List of names of many of the miners who worked on the Stanley and Hurdle Flat goldfields between the period of late 1855 to 1868. The names were extracted from the Mining Claims registers, held at the Archives of the Burke Museum, Beechworth.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, BATTLE TO FARM, 1919-1935

Soldier settlements were land settlement schemes where soldiers who had returned from World War 1 were able to lease or buy land. They are searchable.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61864/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, DIVORCE RECORDS 1860-1940 (VPRS 283 AND 552)

Divorce records sourced from Public Record Office Victoria.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61565/

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, CORONER INQUEST DEPOSITION FILES, 1840-1925

Inquest Deposition Files created by the Coroners Court of Victoria. The original records are located in Public Record Office Victoria.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/61863/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - CONVICT TICKETS OF LEAVE 1824-1874

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/3499251

 

NEW SOUTH WALES STATE RECORDS - CREW AND PASSENGERS INDEX 1828-1841 (NRS 905)

This index was developed from Joan Reese's NSW Colonial Secretary's In Letters Index 1826-1895. It is not a complete list of crew.

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/index-crew-and-passengers%2C-1828-1841

 

 

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