This index contains marriage records from the Australian Capital Territory, Australia between 1930 and 1938.
Australian Capital Territory birth, deaths and marriage (BDM) certificates date back from 1930, when the Australian Capital Territory began to administer its own civil registration. These certificates are managed by the Office of Regulatory Services.
What information will I find on this index?
A record from findmypast’s index to Australian Capital Territory Marriages 1930-1938 will tell you:
• The first names and surnames of the two people getting married
• The date of the marriage
• The registration number
This information will come in handy when ordering a copy of the marriage certificate.
How do I order a marriage certificate from the Australian Capital Territory?
Once you have located the relevant record from findmypast’s index to Australian Capital Territory Marriages 1930-1938, you can order the marriage certificate itself from the Office of Regulatory Services.
This can be done online, by following the directions on the Office of Regulatory Services website here.
Alternatively, you can order a certificate by post, by completing and mailing the Application for Certificate here.
Crucially, in order to purchase a marriage certificate from the Australian Capital Territory, you must provide evidence that:
• You have a family link to the certificate subject(s)
• Both parties on the marriage record are deceased
You must provide the couple’s names and, if not the marriage date itself, then a likely date range to search from.
Additionally, you must provide as much information as possible in the given fields in order to prevent delays in the processing of your application.
How do I order pre-1930 marriage certificates from the Australian Capital Territory?
Prior to 1 January 1930, birth, death and marriage records from the Australian Capital Territory were administered by New South Wales authorities and are therefore included in New South Wales BDM records.
Note that the New South Wales’ system has different application requirements and costs from the Australian Capital Territory’s system.
How do I order recent marriage certificates from the Australian Capital Territory?
It is important to note that different rules apply for marriages that are considered recent, due to privacy laws. This includes any marriage certificates from 74 years ago or less, as well as any marriage certificates where either of the parties remains alive today.
Ordering these more recent marriage certificates must be done through the Office of Regulatory Services. This involves a more stringent application process, requiring you to provide several forms of personal identification for proof of identity, as well as other documentation.
Learn more about how to order these more recent certificates from the Office of Regulatory Services website here.
What information will I find on an Australian Capital Territory marriage certificates?
As explained above, findmypast’s index to Australian Capital Territory Marriages 1930-1938 will give you the basics of the marriage in question: the parties’ names, date of marriage and registration number.
The marriage certificate will usually contain much more information, such as the couple’s:
• Previous status
• Fathers’ names
• Fathers’ occupations
• Mothers’ names