Churches

Image St Paul’s Anglican Church from BE Fire Station 1867 - Max Harris photo

Church Records held by Ballarat & District Genealogical Society

These are on restricted access at the Eureka Centre, Ballarat East. We often receive enquiries about local church records, particularly for marriages that 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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