BMD Certificates & District Records

South Australia

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The historical birth, marriage and death registration districts were those that existed up to 1992. Many divisions and amalgamations occurred at previous times, mostly 1855-6 and 1928-35 respectively. Numerous boundary changes occurred. When civil registration commenced in mid 1842, there were two districts only, Adelaide and Flinders. At present there is a single district for all of South Australia.

Births

Information recorded on SA birth certificates and district records

Provision was made on the certificates for the information tabulated below and marked yes. However, on many certificates, some of that information was omitted by the informant and/or registrar. Theoretically, the same information was provided in the district records. Note that in some cases certificates were issued on the older stationery until it was exhausted.
Registration date from:
to:
7-1842
6-1856
6-1856
12-1874
1-1875
7-1907
7-1907
6-1948
6-1948
1-1968
1-1968
present
Birth dateyesyesyesyesyesyes
Birth placenoyes>1882yesyesyes
Nameyesyesyesyesyesyes
Genderyesyesyesyesyesyes
Father's nameyesyesyesyesyesyes
Father's age, birthplacenononoyesyesyes
Father's occupationyesyesnoyesyesyes
Residencenoyesnoyesyesyes
Mother's maiden nameyesyesyesyesyesyes
Mother's age, birthplacenononoyesyesyes
Mother's former married surnamenononononoyes
Marriage yearnononoyesyesyes
No. of prior living & dead childrennononoyesyesyes
Informantyesyesyesyesyesyes
Authorized personnonononoyesno
Registration districtyesyesyesyesyesno
Registration dateyesyesyesyesyesyes

Marriages

Information recorded on SA marriage certificates and district records

Registration date from:
to:
7-1842
8-1856
8-1856
12-1868
1-1868
12-1907
12-1907
4-1937
5-1937
8-1963
9-1963
present
Marriage dateyesyesyesyesyesyes
Marriage placeyesyesyesyesyesyes
Full namesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Agesyesyesnoyesyesyes
Birth datesnononononoyes
Birth placesnononoyesyesyes
Occupationsyesyesyesyesyesyes
Prior residencesnoyesyesyesyesyes
Conjugal statusesyesnoyesyesyesyes
Fathers namesnoyesyesyesyesyes
Mothers maiden namesnononononoyes
Declarations of no impedimentnonoyesyesyesyes
Witnesses namesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Witnesses residences & occnoyesyesyesyesno
Registration districtyesyesyesyesyesno
Registration dateyesnonononono
Celebrant signatureyesyesyesyesyesyes
Religion/denominationnononononoyes

Deaths

Information recorded on SA death certificates and district records

Registration date from:
to:
7-1842
6-1856
7-1856
12-1874
1-1875
12-1907
12-1907
5-1937
5-1937
6-1948
7-1948
12-1967
1-1968
present
Death dateyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Death placenoyesyesyesyesyesyes
Nameyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Genderyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Agenoyesyesyesyesyesyes
Cause of deathyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Occupationyesyesnoyesyesyesyes
Residencenoyesyesyesyesyesyes
Birth place, time in Austnononoyesyesyesyes
Age at first marriagenonononononoyes
Age at last marriagenononoyesyesyesyes
Name of spousenonononononoyes
Conjugal statusnonononoyesyesyes
No. of children living/deadnononoyesyesyesyes
Death within 3 m of birthnonononoyesyesyes
Informantyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Authorized personnononononoyesyes
Burial/crem date, placenonononoyesyesyes
Undertakernonononononoyes
Registration districtyesyesyesyesyesyesno
Registration dateyesno>1904yesyesyesyes

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