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Births, Deaths & Marriages

Local BDMs :: The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Department of the Attorney General, Government of Western Australia) is responsible for Civil Registrations in WA.  It provides a FREE online historic index for the following periods - Births 1841 to 1918; Deaths 1841 to 1905; and Marriages 1841 to 1905.  

To search the WA BDMs (Pioneer Index) Click Here

National BDMs :: available on-line indexes
AUS BDM Exchange [free]
NSW BDMs [free] - (B.1788-1906; D.1788-1976 & M.1788-1956)
VIC BDMs [fee based] - (B.1853 to 1924; D.1853 to 1985; and M.1853 to 1942)
International BDMs :: available on-line indexes
International Genealogical Index (IGI) [free]
UK BDM Exchange [free]
UK FREEREG [free] - Parish Records from 1538 (incomplete; ongoing)
UK FREEBDM [free] - Civil Registrations 1837-1983 (incomplete; ongoing)
[free] -  Complete BDM Index and Images 1837-1983
[free] -  Complete BDM Index 1984-2004
USA BDM Exchange [free]
United States BDMs [fee based] - multiple databases
World Connect Database [free]
Cemeteries
Cemetery Board [free] - index for Karrakatta, Fremantle, Guildford, Midland and Pinaroo
Commonwealth War Grave Commission [free]
Census Records
Local Census ::  Swan River Colony was proclaimed 18 June 1829; the following census are available off-line at the Battye Library (SLWA) - 1829, 1832, 1836, 1837 and 1859. 
National Census ::
NSW 1841 Census Index [free]
International Census ::
Canadian Census Records [fee based]
UK Census Collection [fee based] - 1841-1901
US Census Collection [fee based] - pre 1750 to post 1950
Convict Records
Convicts to Western Australia [free]
Australian Convict Register [free]
Convict Establishment, Convict Lists and Registers, 1850-1868, Acc 128, AN 358 [off line]
State Records Office of WA; contains the majority of convict passenger lists held by the State Records Office.
Convict Establishment, Lists - Convicts, 1850-1853, Series 691, Consignment 4285 [off line]
State Records Office of WA; lists male convicts transported to Western Australia aboard the Hashemy and Sea Park.
Convict Establishment, List - Convicts of Good Conduct, 1856, Series 1138, Consignment 929 [off line]
State Records Office of WA; lists names of 28 convicts aboard the convict ship Runnymeade who distinguished themselves by good conduct during the voyage.
Shipping & Immigrations
Passenger Arrivals into Western Australia, 1839-1890 [CD-ROM] [off line]
State Records Office of WA; this index was compiled by the Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) from passenger arrival information held by the State Records Office and the Battye Library of Western Australian History. It records details of over 26, 000 immigrants arriving into Western Australia including Convicts and their Guards. 
Passenger Arrivals into Western Australia, 1898-1925 [CD-ROM] [off line]
State Records Office of WA; this index was compiled by the Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) from Immigration Department records held by the National Archives (WA Branch) and from passenger lists held by the State Records Office. It records over 430, 000 passengers into Western Australia arriving from overseas as well as other Australian ports. 
Shipping Passenger Arrivals from Overseas, Albany, Western Australia, 1873-1925 [microfiche] [off line]
State Records Office of WA; this index was compiled by the Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) from Immigration Department records held by the National Archives (WA Branch) and from passenger lists held by the State Records Office. Only passengers disembarking at Albany have been recorded, but people continuing on to the Eastern States are included on the original passenger lists. 
Albany Interstate Passenger Arrivals Index, 1873-1924 [microfiche] [off line]
State Records Office of WA; index compiled by WAGS, indexing passengers arriving at Albany from interstate. The bulk of the entries are for the 1890s and not all passenger lists in this period have been indexed. 
Fremantle Passenger Arrivals Index, 1829-1890 [microfiche] [off line]
State Records Office of WA; this index was compiled from official and newspaper passenger lists held by the State Records Office and the Battye Library and records passengers arriving at Fremantle and some other ports in the period 1829-1890. 
Fremantle Interstate Passenger Arrivals Index, 1885-1908 [microfiche] [off line]
State Records Office of WA; compiled by WAGS this index covers passengers arriving at Fremantle from interstate. The bulk of the entries are for the 1890s and not all passenger lists in this period have been indexed.
Ships Index (All Ports), 1829-1890 [microfiche] [off line]
State Records Office of WA; an alphabetical index to all ships arriving in Western Australian ports between 1829 and 1890. Each card represents a specific voyage and provides details on the date of arrival, place of arrival, place of departure, and lists available references relating to the voyage, including newspaper articles and passenger lists.
Miscellaneous 
AEON Archives Explored Online [free] - search and identify specific records held in the Western Australian State archives collection.
Western Australian Electoral Roll [off line] - Battye Library (SLWA); from 1919


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