A copy of the registration was made on a loose registration sheet and forwarded to the Sydney Registry at the end of March, June, September and December each year. They were bound with Sydney registrations first, followed by metropolitan districts and then the country districts in alphabetical order.
Where ink is faded or the record deteriorated, this is converted to computer format.
Many marriage registers, particularly 1856 - 1890's, don't show all the details which the church may still record.
From 1788 to 1855: there are only early church records.
These are lists of baptisms, burials and marriages with limited information, and usually only the names of parties, date and place of event.
In the early years of civil registration most events were registered following verbal advice from the informant.
The widespread use of notification forms did not begin until after World War 1 (1918).
Birth place of child is not listed but some baptisms will state where the parents were living at the time.
Name of minister not always given, although denomination is shown.
Efforts to acquire or copy these registers were undertaken in 1856, 18.