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BDM Certificates & District Records

South Australia

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The historical birth, death and marriage 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.

BDM Certificates

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BDM records are often collectively known as Vital records as they form the basis of family histories.

Unregistered BDM events

Early births and marriages plus early deaths include those not registered.