Place Name Abbreviations in Victorian (Australia) Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Abbreviations used in Victorian (Australian) vital records.

In birth, marriage and death records in Victoria, Australia, place names are most often abbreviated. These abbreviations can be somewhat cryptic and idiosyncratic. As I was researching my family history I made a list of these place names and abbreviations.

The PDF file is my compilation. If you click on the link below a PDF file should open up. Let me know if it doesn’t.

eBook Placenames & Abbreviations 13 June 2011

They may be of help in locating your ancestors in Victoria. If you find any mistakes or additions please let me know.


Author: Kathleen

I have done an Ancestry DNA test and also have uploaded my test results to GedMatch. My GedMatch kit numbers are A029138 and T470174. Please contact me if we are a match. kathleenmfanningAThotmailDOTcom

2 thoughts on “Place Name Abbreviations in Victorian (Australia) Birth, Marriage & Death Records”

  1. Hi Kathleen,

    Your list has been a great help.

    The Victorian BMD site gives my ancestor’s birthplace as WILL which flummoxed me – your list clarifies this as Williamstown.

    I have no doubt this will not be the only time your list is helpful.

    Thanks so much!

    Kind regards

    Ian Gibson

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