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Tasmania, Australia
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Location of Tasmania, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Military
Collection years 1878-1903
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

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

This record consists of indexes and images of two small series of records from the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office.

  • Registers of Volunteers Enrolled in the Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery (7 Jul 1887-29 May 1903)
  • Nominal Roll of Volunteers, Launceston Artillery (29 Apr 1878-4 Apr 1884)

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Given Name or Initials
  • Surname
  • Residence
  • Occupation

  • Age
  • Physical Description
  • Date of Enrollment
  • Military Rank

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

The following records are included in this collection. Click the link to see the FamilySearch Catalog record and description of the the records.

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

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

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

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the soldier’s place of residence to locate local government or church records.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for additional indexes. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby military units, counties or parishes.
  • Try searching for only the given name or surname, as one may be indexed incorrectly.
  • Some of these records only record initials for the given and middle names, try searching with just the initials or the surname to locate your ancestor.

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]

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