Records of births and deaths

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Certificates of still-birth were made available as the Fifth Schedule in the Births and Deaths Registration Act of However stillbirths were not registered as births until the BDM Registration Act was passed in , though in some circumstances the birth certificate of a later sibling may mention a previous pregnancy.

Cemeteries sometimes recorded the burial of the stillborn child and hospitals may have recorded the admission of the mother for the birth. In , it became compulsory to register stillbirths but the Principal Registrar, with the consent of the Minister, was allowed to destroy stillbirth registrations.

The Index records the mothers name and date of birth for the child. The record is not a birth or death certificate rather a medical certificate issued by the hospital where the birth took place.

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Reg istration of births, deaths and marriages with the South Australian government became law in Over time, South Australia was divided into 34 registration districts. From July , Registrars from outlying districts were required to register births within 42 days and deaths within 10 days.

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Last updated: March 14, What do I need to know? If you find your ancestor in an index, be sure to click on the database title and look at the description to learn how to request the actual record. The cause of death is also included in most death records. Vital records are a cornerstone of family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more likely to be accurate.