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Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, Index to the Children's Registers of State Wards, 1850 -1893 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Carter, Jenny and Paul, Marion, compilers. Children’s Register of State Wards, 1850-1893. No. 6. Blackburn, Victoria, Australia: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc.

About Victoria, Australia, Index to the Children's Registers of State Wards, 1850 -1893

This is an index of Children’s Registers of State Wards in Victoria, Australia between 1850 and 1893. It is culled from the records of the Department for Neglected and Criminal Children and industrial and reformatory schools of the 19th Century in Victoria, Australia. The index has more than 29,000 names of children who were under the state’s protection and its records contain:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Volume
  • Page

The index has the volumes and page numbers in those volumes, but the volume names are abbreviated and need to be looked up in the introduction to determine which volume contains the specific record.