When we started researching our family history, the NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Index was not available for public access.
Our research in those years involved writing to the Registry in hope they were able to provide a certificate.
The index was first released as microfische, then CDs which required a trip to a society or library. Now the index is available on the Internet, allowing searches anywhere and anytime.
Although there are benefits in each of these indexes there are also challenges which will be explained in this book.
In this book we intend to offer insights to more fully utilize the BDM index.