This page lists Western Australian-related online, networked and microform resources as well as print publications available for use within the National Library of Australia.

Online

Ancestry (Library Edition)

You can find Ancestry.com by visiting our eResources portal and searching for this database under the Browse eResources tab. Currently, Ancestry has no Western Australian-specific BDM records available through its databases.

Find My Past (World Edition)

You can find Find My Past (World Edition) by visiting our eResources portal and searching for this database under the Browse eResources tab. Currently, Find My Past has no Western Australian-specific BDM records available.

Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

The Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages provides a free online index to the following:

  • Births 1841-1932
  • Marriages 1841 -1936
  • Deaths 1841-1971

Requests for certificates should be directed to the Registry.

Networked resources in the Library

In addition to the Library's subscription databases, the Library also provides access to the following networked CDROM resources. You can find them by visiting our eResources portal and searching for each database under the Browse eResources tab.

  • (Uniting Church) Baptisms September 1840-May 1999
    Western Australian Genealogical Society: This CD-ROM contains the details of baptisms recorded in the registers that have passed through the Uniting Church of Australia, Synod of Western Australia Archives up to 1999. Approximately 72,000 entries show the following data - Surname, Given Name (of person being baptised), Father/Mothers Name, Family Residence, Father/Mothers Occupation, Birth/Baptism Dates, Denomination, Place of Baptism, Parish/Circuit, Minister, Register Index #1/2, Remarks.
  • Marriage index of Western Australia 1915 to 1933
    Index of marriage records from the Registrar General's Office of Western Australia.
  • WA Inquests 1876-1903: An Index of Inquests as Published in the Western Australian Police Gazettes
    Western Australian Genealogical Society: This CD-ROM is an index of approximately 3,500 inquests that were held in various Western Australian police courts to investigate fatalities that occurred in WA during the period 1876-1903.

Microfilmed and other published material

The following microfilmed products and published works are available on open access in the Newspapers and Family History zone: