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===To Browse This Collection===
===To Browse This Collection===
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|title= Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925

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Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925
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Victoria, Australia
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Location of Victoria, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Inquest
Collection years 1840-1925
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Public Record Office - Victoria

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains digital images of court inquest records from the Public Records Office of Victoria in North Melbourne, Australia. The collection will also include Inquest Deposition Files created by the Coroners Court of Victoria. The years covered include 1865-1925. Earlier records are handwritten.

Most genealogical records found in Australia are in English. However, due to immigrants coming from various countries throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, variations in spelling may appear in many of the records. See Australia Language and Languages for further help.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Inquest Records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Date of Inquest
  • Names of any witnesses
  • Testimonies of witnesses

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

Australia, Victoria Inquest Records DGS 4746852 27.jpg

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Given name
  • Gender
  • Death or burial place

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Event Year
  2. Select Inquest Number to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for death records
  • Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation
"Australia, Victoria, Inquest Deposition Files, 1840-1925." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 September 2016. Public Record Office of Victoria, North Melbourne.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.