Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files
This article describes a collection of records at
Tasmania, Australia
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Location of Tasmania, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Migrant Files
Collection years 1945-1968
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Tasmanian Archives and Heritage

What is in This Collection[edit | edit source]

These records contain sponsored migrant files, letters from their supporters, and inquiries from prospective settlers coming to Tasmania. Migrant files usually contain the name and other details about the individual including place of residence, departure location, and planned destination. Supporters may write a letter of recommendation for the hopeful migrant.

The records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968.

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in this record:

  • Name and address of nominator (sponsor) and possible relationship to prospective migrant
  • Name and resident of nominee or prospective migrant
  • Occupation of nominee
  • If accompanied by family - number in family and maybe names, ages, and relationship

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Name, Year range, Archival Number 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 census records from country of origin
  • Search for immigration records
  • If your ancestor list his age, search for his birth records in country of origin
  • If your ancestor list family members search records involving his family

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
"Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968." Images. FamilySearch. : 20 July 2016. Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office, Hobart, Australia.
Image Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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