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Updated 01Oct2022

Western Australia Births Deaths and Marriage Registry

The WA BDM Historic Index search page allows searches for:

BIRTHS (1841-1932)

DEATHS (1841-1971)

MARRIAGES (1841-1936)

State Library of Western Australia

The  State Library of Western Australia has catalogues on-line but has not digitized records to any extent.  The Dead Reckoning website will assist in navigating the catalogue.

Family History WA

Family History WA formerly known as The  Western Australian genealogical Society, has a number of databases that are publically available. However the most useful information is available only to members of the society.  FHWA has transcribed most of the shipping records for Western Australia.. The passenger arrivals index for 1898-1926 listed the nationality of the passengers.  I have taken abstracts of data for  passengers from the Austro-Hungarian empire.  Most of the passengers that arrived from Austro-Hungary in this period, were from the Dalmatian coast (Serbia/Croatia) The surnames are mostly of Serbian or German origin.  There are very few traditionally Hungarian names.    The list also has a lot of spelling or transcription errors for the Central/East European surnames.    If you would like to check if your family name appears on the list, please contact me via the Contributions page.  


The Goldrush in Western Australia started in the 1890's. by this stage the goldfields in the Eastern States (Victoria, and NSW) had been exhausted.

State Records Office of Western Australia

The  State Records Office of Western Australia has not digitized many of their collections.  

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

State government department that manages the cemeteries in the Perth metropolitan area.  It is possible to search for the names of the interred across a number of different cemeteries. 

Midwest of Western Australian Heritage

The site contains a register of burials and a register of convicts.  There may be images of headstones. Shires of The City of Geraldton and the Shires of Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cue, Dandaragan, Greenough, Irwin, Meekatharra, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mullewa, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Three Springs, Wiluna and Yalgoo are located within the Mid West Region.   

Bunbury Cemetery

Bunbury Cemetery can be searched for burial and cremation records.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cemetery Board

Register can be searched for burial and cremation records.

Albany Inward Passenger Lists

Family Search has published a register of inward Passengers to Albany

Albany Cemetery Board

Searchable register of burials

Cue and Day Dawn Cemetery records

List of burials

Lonely Graves of Western Australia

List of burials

Western Australia Police Historical Society

One of the worst multiple murders in Western Australia occurred in the goldfields town of Boulder in 1942. Both the perpetrator (Pero Raecivich, 45 years, born in Bulkovik, Montenegro, arrived Western Australia 1928) and the victims were miners of central and eastern European origin.

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