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Victorian microform resources - births, deaths, marriages, passenger lists and more.

Births, deaths and marriage records

Arranged chronologically:

Title Dates Format  Location #
Death and obituary index: held by the Frankston Historical Society
 
Fiche
K
Registry of births, deaths and marriages, Victoria
 
Online
Internet
Pioneer index. Victoria 1836-1888: index to births, deaths and marriages in Victoria [includes the gazetteer of Victoria, 1879]
1836–1888
CDRom A,B,C,H,K
Index of early church records 1837–1853 Fiche A,B,C,H
Victorian pioneers index [BDM] 1837–1888 Fiche B,K
Inquest index: Victoria 1840–1985 CDRom A,C,H,K
Index to wills, probate and administration records (PROV) 1841–1925 Online Internet
Probate index Victoria 1841–1992 Fiche A,B,C,H,K
Argus births, deaths and marriages index 1846–1860 Fiche A,K
Index to Victorian births 1853–1913 Fiche H,K
Index to Victorian marriages 1853–1930 Fiche H,K *
Indexes of births, deaths and marriages, Victoria Births 1853–1913 Fiche A,B,C
Indexes of births, deaths and marriages, Victoria Deaths 1853–1980 Fiche A,B,C
Indexes of births, deaths and marriages, Victoria Marriages 1853–1930 Fiche A,B,C
Marine births, deaths and marriages 1853–1920 CDRom C,H
Index to Victorian deaths 1854–1960 Fiche H
Index to Victorian deaths 1854–1980 Fiche K *
Divorce index, Victoria 1861–1900 Fiche A,H,K
Federation index. Victoria: index to births, deaths & marriages in Victoria 1889–1901 Fiche & CDRom A,B,C,H,K
Edwardian index. Victoria: index to births, deaths & marriages in Victoria 1902–1913 Fiche & CDRom A,B,C,H,K
Great War index. Victoria: index to births, deaths & marriages in Victoria 1914–1920 Fiche & CDRom A,B,C,H,K
Melbourne Argus index to birth notices: including cross reference to mother's maiden name 1914–1925 Fiche A,K
Marriage index, Victoria 1921–1942 CDRom C,H,K
Death index, Victoria: index to deaths in Victoria 1921–1985 Fiche A,C,H,K
Death index, Victoria: index to deaths in Victoria 1921–1985 CDRom A,B,C,H,K

Immigration and passenger lists

Arranged chronologically:

Title Dates Format Location
Assisted immigrants to Port Phillip
1839–1851
Film
K
Assisted immigrants from U.K.
1839–1871
Fiche
C,H,K
German immigrants to Port Phillip 1839–1850
Fiche
K
Immigration to Victoria: overseas and intercolonial ports 1846–1852
Fiche
A,H,K
Argus passenger index 1846–1860
Fiche
A,K
Argus shipping movements 1846–1860
Fiche
A,K
Passengers from overseas to Port Phillip District pre 1852
Fiche
A,K
Argus passenger index 1852–1860
Fiche
H
Argus shipping movements 1852–1860
Fiche
H
Immigration to Victoria, 1852–79: index to inward passenger lists, British and foreign ports 1852–1879 CDRom
A,B,C,H,K
Immigration to Victoria: inward passenger lists. Foreign ports 1852–1879 Fiche
A,H,K
Victorian deserters from ships 1853–1880 Fiche
K
Victorian sponsored immigration index 1856–1858 Fiche
K
Argus passenger index and ships movements index 1861–1868 Fiche
A,K

Directories and electoral roles

Arranged alphabetically:

Title Dates Format Location
Bailliere's Victorian directory
1868–1881
Fiche
H,K
Bailliere's Victorian gazetteers
1865,1870,1879 Fiche A,C,H,K
Electoral lists (Melbourne area)
1841–1851 Fiche K
Electoral roll for the state of Victoria : federal elections (Chisholm, Higgins, Kooyong)
1990 Fiche A
Official post office directory of Victoria (Bailliere's Victorian directory)
1868–1881 Fiche A,B,C
Port Phillip gazette: and Victoria police gazette
1853–1870 Fiche H
Port Phillip government gazette
1843–1851 Fiche A,H,K
Port Phillip/Victoria directories
1839–1867 Fiche A,B,C,H,K
Sands and Kenny Melbourne Directory
1857–1861 Fiche A,C,H,K
Sands and McDougall Melbourne directory
1862–1910 Fiche A,B,C,H,K
Sands and McDougall Victorian directory
1911–1930 Fiche A,B,C,H,K
Sands and McDougall Victorian directory
1931–1940 Fiche H,K
Victoria electoral roll
1856, 1899, 1903, 1908, 1912, 1949, 1984 Fiche H,K
Victoria electoral roll
1856/57 Fiche A,B,C
Victoria electoral roll
1908, 1912 Fiche C
Victoria electoral roll
1912 Fiche A
Victoria electoral roll, Division of Bendigo 1922 CDRom K
Victoria electoral roll: federal referendum 1899 Fiche A,B,C
Victoria police gazette 1853–1870 Fiche K
Victoria police gazette, consolidated index 1859–1863 Fiche A,H,K
Wise's Victoria post office directory 1884–1900 Fiche A,B,C,H,K

Council records

Title Dates Format Location
City of Boroondara Council minutes(print copies held at Balwyn Library);
1994–, or
stored 2 years online
Film or
Online
A or
Internet
City of Camberwell minutes *
1856–1994
Film
A
City of Camberwell rate books * includes records for Ashburton, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Canterbury, Glen Iris, Mont Albert and Surrey Hills
1857–1925/6 Film
A
Hawthorn City Council minute books *
June 1860–June 1994 Film
A,H
City of Hawthorn rate books * includes records for Hawthorn and Hawthorn East
1862–1933 Fiche
H
Minutes of Council [Kew]
1941–1949 Fiche
K
City of Kew minute books 1861–1946 Film
A,K
City of Kew rate books * includes records for Kew and Kew East 1946–1994 Film
K
City of Melbourne valuation records 1862–1900 Fiche
K
City of Melbourne rate books 1843–1861 Fiche
K
Historic rate book records. Request access at the Public Records Office, Victoria 1845–1900 Online
Internet

Cemetery records

Title Dates Format Location
Ancestry.com(access within in the Library only)
 
Online A,B,C,H,K
AIGS cemetery series 1 (Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies)
 
Fiche K
Alberton Cemetery tombstones Victoria
 
Fiche H,K
Alberton Cemetery Victoria
1862–1900
Fiche H,K
Australian Cemeteries
 
Online Internet
Ballarat Crematorium register
1958–1988
Fiche H,K
Ballarat New Cemetery headstones
 
Fiche K
Ballarat New Cemetery register
1867–1988
Fiche H,K
Ballarat Old Cemetery register
1856–1988
Fiche H,K
Bendigo Cemetery index to transcriptions
1858–1992
Fiche H,K
Bendigo Region Cemeteries: northern and southern districts
 
Fiche H,K
Berwick Cemetery, Victoria, register and headstones
1867–1999
Fiche H,K
Boroondara Cemetery inscriptions
 
Fiche A,H,K
Box Hill Cemetery inscriptions
 
Fiche H,K
Brighton Cemetery headstones
 
Fiche H,K
Brighton General Cemetery: index and register
1855–1988
Fiche H,K
Bulla Cemetery register and headstone inscriptions
 
Fiche K
Burial records of the Camperdown Public Cemetery
 
Fiche H
Burwood Cemetery, headstones
1858–1998
Fiche H,K
Cemetery transcriptions series 2 (Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies)
 
Fiche K
Cheltenham, cemetery register
1865–1990
Fiche H,K
Coburg Cemetery [funeral service location/register print]
 
Fiche H,K
Dromana Cemetery
1989–1997
Fiche H,K
Eaglehawk monumental inscriptions
1864–1991
Fiche H,K
Echuca burial index and memorial inscriptions
1860–1998
Fiche H,K
Eildon (Darlingford) Cemetery, headstone inscriptions
1870–1999
Fiche
H,K
Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park: funeral service
 
Fiche H
Fawkner Crematorium deceased listing
 
Fiche K
Fawkner Crematorium register listing
 
Fiche K
Fawkner Crematorium service location print
 
Fiche K
Flinders Cemetery
1865–1995
Fiche H,K
Footscray Cemetery, headstone transcriptions
 
Fiche H,K
Frankston Cemetery Victoria: an index & transcription of monuments
1875–1996
Fiche H,K
Geelong Cemeteries Trust:
  • Barrabool Cemetery
  • Barrabool Hills Cemetery
  • Crematorium Cemetery
  • Duneed Cemetery
  • Eastern Cemetery
  • Eastern Cemetery Geelong
  • Geelong Western Public Cemetery
  • Grovedale Cemetery
  • Memorial Park
  • Western Cemetery

to 26.08.1994
to 19.10.1991
to 26.10.1994
to 26.10.1994
to 26.10.1994
to 19.10.1991
to 19.10.1991
to 26.08.1994
to 26.08.1994
to 26.08.1994

Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
Fiche
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
K
Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Roman Catholic section
 
Fiche
H,K
Gisborne Public Cemetery
1857–1993
Fiche
K
Gobur Cemetery, headstone inscriptions
1878–1999
Fiche
H,K
Harkaway [Cemetery], register and headstones
1863–1999
Fiche
H,K
Kangaroo Flat monumental inscriptions
1853–1991
Fiche
H,K
Kerang [Cemetery] register of burials
1878–1983
Fiche
K
Kyneton Cemetery headstones
 
Fiche H,K
Lilydale Cemetery headstones
1864–1993
Fiche H,K
Macedon Cemetery
1864–1993
Fiche H,K
Marysville Cemetery burial and headstone
1870–2000
Fiche H
Mid-Gippsland Cemeteries – Childers, Toongabbie, Trafalgar, Traralgon, Willow Grove,
 
Fiche H,K
Molesworth (Cathkin) Cemetery, headstones
1872–1999
Fiche H,K
Mornington Peninsular Cemetery
 
Fiche H,K
Old Cheltenham Cemetery, headstone inscriptions
1865–1998
Fiche H,K
Old Melbourne Cemetery
1837–1922
Fiche H,K
Old Melbourne Cemetery, burial register
1866–1917
Fiche H,K
Old Melbourne Cemetery, plans
1873
Fiche H,K
Pakenham Cemetery register and headstones
1850–1999
Fiche H,K
Port Fairy Public Cemetery
1869–1986
Fiche H
PROV guide 5 Family History – Cemetery Records
  Online Internet
Riddells Creek Public Cemetery
1869–1990
Fiche H,K
Rushworth Cemetery
1861–1997
Fiche H,K
Sunbury Cemetery register
  Fiche H,K
Sunbury Public Cemetery (existing tombstones)
as at 19.12.93
Fiche H,K
Tyabb/Hastings Cemetery
1866–1997
Fiche H,K
Warrnambool Cemetery, grave plans
1854–1988
Fiche H,K
Yarck Cemetery, headstones
1883–1999
Fiche H,K
Yarram New Cemetery, inscriptions
  Fiche H
Yarram New Cemetery
  Fiche H,K
Yea Cemetery, headstone inscriptions
1860–1999 Fiche H,K

Newspapers

Arranged alphabetically:


Title Dates Format Location
ANZ Reference Centre/Ebsco – full-text access
to a range of Victorian newspapers.
1999–Current
Online
Internet
Login with your library card
Argus on the National Library Australia's Australian Newspapers catalogue
1848–1945
Online
Internet
Argus *
1929–1936
Film
H
Argus index
1846–April 1859, 1910–June 1949
Fiche
A,H,K
1870–1879
Online
Internet
Argus index
Jan 1931–June 1949
Fiche
C
Argus missing friends index
1851–1853 Fiche
A
Australian (Richmond, Vic.) continued by Richmond Australian *
1861–1900, 1901–1916 Film
H
Boroondara standard *
1882–1897 Film
A,H,K
Camberwell and Hawthorn advertiser
1888–1920 Film
A
Camberwell and Hawthorn advertiser *
1894–1920 Film
H
Camberwell Citizen *
1924–1926 Film
A, H
Dandenong and South Bourke journal * 1877–1891 Film
H
Hawthorn advertiser * 1888–1894 Film
H
Hawthorn and Camberwell Citizen * 1900–1915, 1921–1925 Film
H
Hawthorn Boroondara standard * 7 Aug 1896–17 Dec 1897 Film
A,K
Hawthorn Citizen * 1891–1899 Film H
Hawthorn Kew and Camberwell Citizen * 1915–1920 Film H
Hawthorn standard * 1932–1959 Film H
Kew and Hawthorn express 1882–1909 Film A,H*,K*
Kew mercury * 9 Mar 1888–23 Dec 1911 Film K
Newsbank Newspapers – full-text access to a range of Victorian newspapers 1998–Current Online
Internet
Login with your library card
Progress Press 1982–1987 Fiche H
South Bourke and Mornington journal (superseded by the Dandenong Journal) 1877–1927 Fiche A,H*
South Bourke & Mornington journal: genealogical references 1877–1900 Fiche A,B,C,H,K
South Bourke standard * 3 May 1861–26 Dec 1873 Film A,H,K

Other resources

Arranged alphabetically:

Title Dates Format Location
Army and railway records
 
Fiche
H
Ballarat: people and places
 
Fiche
K
Bendigo: people and places
1851–1914
Fiche
K
Biography index of the La Trobe Library
 
Fiche
A,B,C,H,K
Census Victoria
1854, 1857, 1861 1871, 1881, 1891 1901
Fiche
H
Census of population and housing
1976, 1981
Fiche
A
Children's registers of state wards in the Colony of Victoria: old series (admissions)
1864–1899
Fiche
K
Children's registers of state wards in the Colony of Victoria:
Estray series registers, girls books and associated registers
1864–1897
Fiche
K
1991, 1996, 2001, 2006
Online
Internet
Comparative local statistics : Melbourne statistical division
1981, 1982
Fiche
A
Cyclopedia of Victoria
Vols 1–3
Fiche
A,H,K
Depasturing licences index
1840–1851
Fiche
K
Early pioneer families of Victoria & Riverina
 
Fiche
H,K
Index to Victorian children's register
1850–1893
Fiche
K
Index to Victorian railway employees of the 19th century
 
Fiche
A,H,K
Insolvency index
1840–1854
Fiche
A,K
Gibson index: 19th century watch-house charge books
 
Fiche
H,K
Leone index: Italians in 19th century Victoria
 
Fiche H,K
Local history index: compiled by staff of the La Trobe Library
1909–1969
Fiche H,K
Melbourne Benevolent Asylum register
1851–1858
Fiche A,K
MMBW subdivision plans - Hawthorn ( plus typed street index) *
 
Fiche H
MMBW Kew old series sewerage plans
1890s–1950s
Fiche K
MMBW Melbourne sewerage plans
1890s–1950s
Online Internet
Nominal index for pre 1904 Victorian naturalizations
1847–1903
Fiche A,H,K
People in Victoria
  Fiche K
Place names of Victoria
  Fiche A,H,K
  Online Internet
Public servants, Victoria
1884
Fiche A,H,K
Pubs and publicans index
1840–1854
Fiche H,K
Register of employees, State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi
 
Fiche K
Royal Historical Society of Victoria library catalogue
 
Fiche or
Online
H,K or
Internet
Small area data: format CSC: legal LGAs local government areas in alphabetical order by name (1986 Census)
1986
Fiche A
St. Augustine's Orphanage – Geelong: Admissions and discharges
1857–1878
Fiche K
Tetlow index to the Robert K Cole collection of hotel records
  Fiche or
Online
H,K or
Internet
Tickets of leave and certificates of freedom
1840–1851 Fiche K
Victoria and its metropolis: past and present
  Fiche H
Victorian juvenile criminals records index
1890–1924 Fiche K
Victorian prisoners index
1850–1900 Fiche K

# Location Codes: A = Ashburton Library; B = Balwyn Library; C = Camberwell Library; H = Hawthorn Library; K = Kew Library

* = uncatalogued