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Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938
This article describes a collection of records at
Tasmania, Australia
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Location of Tasmania, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Vital
Collection years 1839-1938
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Tasmanian Archives & Heritage

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection will include records from 1839 to 1938.

The collection includes civil registration and church records from the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office. The collection contains district registers, counterfoils of marriage certificates, and some church records. A counterfoil was the part of a marriage certificate or "stub" that was retained as the record.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers) 1839-1938.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in these records usually include the following:

Birth registry

  • Name of child at birth
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father's name, age, and birthplace
  • Mother's name, maiden name, when
and where married, age, birthplace,
and number of children, either living or deceased
  • Father's occupation
  • Informant
  • Date of registration

Marriage registry

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name and surname of parties being married
  • Ages of the bride and groom
  • Rank or profession
  • Signature of parties being married
  • Name of the clergyman
  • Date of Registration

Marriage notice

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Address of residence
  • Where the marriage took place
  • Marriage date
  • Names of the clergyman

Marriage certificate

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Names of parents
  • Witnesses' names
  • Date of marriage
  • Name of clergyman

Death registry

  • Date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Cause of death
  • Signature of the informant
  • Date of registration

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

For a table showing what records by locality and type are included in this collection see:
Australia, Tasmania, Vital Records Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor’s name.
  • District where your ancestor resided

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select record type
  2. Select place
  3. Select year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for death records
  • Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • Search for more information on family members which might lead to other family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Australia Record Finder to find other records
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband
    • A name may be misspelled

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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