Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Bring out your dead

At some time in the last few weeks, the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General has quietly updated its website to include the following:

The Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) classifies a historical life event as a birth that occurred more than 100 years ago, a death that occurred more than 30 years ago, or a marriage that took place more than 75 years ago.

That means that twenty years of death registration records (1963-83) that had been closed are now available for online search. And they did not tell anyone!

Well, that clears up any doubts about how I planned to spend the next dew days.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Bob. I've just discovered your blog, and I look forward to following it.

    The restriction on purchasing death certificates was changed from 50yrs to 30yrs quite some time ago (about 2009, I think), but it was not until March this year that the online death indexes were extended to 1983. (I use to monitor Web pages for important changes like this.) The Registry appears to have now fixed the issue that I wrote about in 'Problem with Recent Queensland Death Indexes.


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