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Tasmania, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Collection years 1803-1933
FamilySearch Resources
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Tasmanian Archives


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

These records include civil registrations of baptisms, births, marriages, deaths, and burials in Tasmania, Australia. Original records are kept in the Archives Office of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia.

At first, civil registration required the clergy to make copies of marriage, baptism, and burial records. These records are known as civil transcripts of church records. Because churches were involved in early civil registration, it is difficult to clearly distinguish between civil registration and church records. About 1856, the responsibility for civil registration was placed in the hands of government employees independent of the church. Civil registration then required people to report all births, marriages, and deaths to a civil registrar.

When civil registration first began, there was no common standard of recording information. Later records generally give more complete information than earlier ones.

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, 1803-1933.

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

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptism

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Names of parents
  • Residence
  • Father’s Occupation
  • Gender

Birth

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name and surname of father
  • Name and Maiden name of Mother
  • Father’s occupation
  • Date of registration

Marriage

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Occupation of groom
  • Names of witnesses

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Cause of death
  • Date of registration

Burial

  • Name of deceased
  • Last residence
  • Date of burial
  • Age at burial
  • Occupation of deceased

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of parents
  • Approximate year of birth or baptism
  • Place
  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year of marriage
  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death

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 Place
  2. Select Record Type
  3. Select Archival Call Number and Record Description 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
  • 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

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

  • 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

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:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.