The Australian NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages Family History App is the cornerstone of building your New South Wales family tree. Find out more about your ancestors. Where they were born, where they got married, where and when they died. Are there any secrets in your family for you to uncover? Don’t leave any relatives unfound.
The Registry is the official keeper of birth, death & marriage records registered in New South Wales, Australia, and you can search the historical indexes for free today! If there is a record that captures your interest or completes the missing puzzle of your family tree you can purchase a birth, death or marriage certificate through the Registry’s official Family History App.
So if you’ve ever wanted to find out more about the first settlers, iconic Australians or historical moments of your ancestors, or if you are related to a famous Australian … whip out your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device, and start searching and discovering information about your family’s past.
You can use the Family History app to:
- Search historical indexes
- Trace your family tree
- Search specific birth, death or marriage records
- Purchase birth, death or marriage certificates
- Find specific information such as birth, marriage & burial place of your ancestors
- Look up iconic Australians
- Build a collection of certificates
What indexes can you look up?
You can search historical indexes for births deaths & marriages registered in New South Wales.
Births – 1788 until 1912 (100 years ago)
Deaths – 1788 until 1982 (30 years ago)
Marriages – 1788 until 1962 (50 years ago)
How does it work?
Using the Family History App is simple. All you need to do is select the event type you wish to search, type in the name/s and year of birth, death or marriage and then select search. If you’re not sure of the exact year, you can type in a year range and the App will bring back matching results for events records in the New South Wales Registry’s historical indexes. Once you have selected a specific record you can then purchase the certificate. When a selection is made you will be directed to the Registry’s secure website for the final purchase. The certificate will be posted to you. Postage is free!
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later … OR Android 2.1 and up.
More info: visit www.bdm.nsw.gov.au