|Posted by Mark @ Archival Access Victoria on June 17, 2012 at 2:05 AM|
After compiling the extensive list of schools that have those ‘extra’ records at the PROV, as mentioned in last week’s newsletter, I thought I would see what other lists I could come up with. I had previously accessed a volume from the Chiltern Courts called an ‘exemption register’. These registers came into existence in 1916 when the proposal for a conscripted overseas military force was put to a referendum. Local courts heard cases for exemptions from military from local residents and these details were recorded in an ‘exemption register’. Certificates of exemption for some courts can also be found amongst the records at PROV for a handful of local courts. I spent a bit of time this week identifying which courts have exemption register at PROV and have come up with the following list of courts:
If you have any ancestors from the above areas and you’ve wondered why they didn’t fight in the First World War – then the answer may just be in the exemption registers.