Church Records held by Ballarat & District Genealogical Society
These are on restricted access in the Australiana Research Room of Ballarat Central Library. We often receive enquiries about local church records, particularly for marriages which cannot be found in the early BDMs Index for Victoria. It is our experience that all the records we hold have made it into the Victorian Government Department of Justice Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
Church services of all denominations on the diggings were first held in the open in the shade of gum trees and under canvas. Subscriptions from the diggers enabled the building of grander places of worship in timber, brick and stone. Visitors to Ballarat would still be able to see many examples of fine churches in the streetscapes of the main thoroughfares.
Church Records Held by BDGS
Bacchus Marsh – Holy Trinity Church of England Marriages 1861-1991
Ballan Baptisms - St John’s Anglican Church Index to Register 1849-1991 Vol 1 A-K
Ballan Baptisms - St John’s Anglican Church Index to Register 1849-1991 Vol 2 L-Z
Ballan Marriages - Index to Names in Marriage Records St John’s Anglican Church
Ballan Marriage Records - St John’s Anglican Church
Ballan Church of England Minutes c1892-c1937
Bungaree - St John’s Church of England Baptismal Records A-J
Bungaree - St John’s Church of England Baptismal Records K–Z
Bungaree Church of England Baptisms c1866-c1973 Part 2 of 2
Bungaree Church of England Marriages - Part 1. c1854-c1989 Part 2. c1908-c1963. Marriages - Certificates and Applications for Licenses
Bungaree Church of England Marriages c1854-c1989. Index to Parents of the Bride and Groom in 2 alphabetical sections.
Ballarat - St Andrew’s Kirk Presbyterian, Sturt Street, Baptisms 1865-19th Jun 1977
Ballarat - St Paul’s Church of England, Humffray Street, Index to Baptisms Feb 1858-Sep 1914
Ballarat - St Paul’s Church of England, Humffray Street, Registers baptisms, volumes
Ballarat - St Paul’s Church of England, Humffray Street, Index to Marriages
Ballarat - St Paul’s Church of England, Humffray Street, Marriage certificates 1859-1924, 5 volumes
Ballarat Scots’ Church, Presbyterian, Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Baptisms 1892-1904, 1919-1934
Daylesford - Wesleyan Methodist & Uniting Church Register of Baptisms 10th Sep 1862 to 3rd Jan 1962.
Egerton - St John’s Church of England Index to Minutes c1890-c1969
Gordon - St Mark’s Church of England Index to Minutes c1911-c1949
Linton - Church of England Marriages 1912–1939
Linton - Church of England Marriages 1940–1962
Linton and Skipton Baptisms 1873–1984
Linton, Smythesdale, Skipton Index to Marriages and Baptisms
Skipton Church of England Baptisms 1925-1966
Smythesdale Church of England Baptisms 1893-1922 Church of Christ Index to Marriages to 1930
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