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To see definitions of the records, go to [[Australia Convict Records]] for more information.  
 
To see definitions of the records, go to [[Australia Convict Records]] for more information.  
===To Browse This Collection===
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=== Image Visibility ===
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
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== Collection Content ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
=== Sample Images ===
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The information in these records usually include the following:
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Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4796185 23.jpg|Prisoner Record
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Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4766695 70 Occupaiton Record.jpg|Occupation Record
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'''Prisoner'''  
Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 004866559 00717 Petty Pension.jpg|Petty Pension
 
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'''Prisoner records''' may include the following information:
 
 
 
 
*Profession of prisoner  
 
*Profession of prisoner  
 
*Crime for which incarcerated  
 
*Crime for which incarcerated  
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*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Marital status
 
*Marital status
 
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'''Occupation records''' may include the following information:
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'''Occupation'''  
 
 
 
*Full name  
 
*Full name  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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'''Petty pension records''' may include the following information:
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'''Petty pension'''  
 
 
 
*Name of offender  
 
*Name of offender  
 
*Offense made  
 
*Offense made  
 
*Name of magistrate present  
 
*Name of magistrate present  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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'''Land records''' may include the following information:
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'''Land'''  
 
 
 
*Name of Grantor  
 
*Name of Grantor  
 
*Name of Grantee  
 
*Name of Grantee  
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*Document Number  
 
*Document Number  
 
*Signature
 
*Signature
 
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'''Cemetery records''' may include the following information:
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'''Cemetery'''  
 
 
 
*Date of Death and Burial  
 
*Date of Death and Burial  
 
*Place of Death and Burial  
 
*Place of Death and Burial  
 
*Name and Age of Deceased  
 
*Name and Age of Deceased  
 
*Cause of Death
 
*Cause of Death
 
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'''Military records''' may include the following information:
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'''Military'''
 
 
 
*Name or initials of soldier  
 
*Name or initials of soldier  
 
*Date of enrollment  
 
*Date of enrollment  
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*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Discharge date
 
*Discharge date
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4796185 23.jpg|1902-1909 Prisoner Record
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Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4766695 70 Occupaiton Record.jpg|1897 Occupation Record
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Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 004866559 00717 Petty Pension.jpg|Petty Pension 1870
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</gallery>
  
This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Given name and surname
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*Residence and age
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*Gender
  
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships.  
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Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
  
Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1935075|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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# Select '''Record Category'''
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# Select '''Record Type'''
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# Select '''Year Range, Archival Number''' to view the images.
  
'''To search the collection by name:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
 
  
'''To browse by image:'''<br>
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1935075 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
 
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Category”<br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”<br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate “Year Range, Archival Number” which will take you to the images.  
 
  
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
  
:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1935075 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
When you have found the record of the ancestor that you are looking for, the following will be able to aid you in your research:
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*Search for death records
*You can use the age that is listed on the document to calculate the birth year. When you have calculated the birth year, and have found the birth place, search for your ancestor in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1770729 Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981] collection
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*Search for death or burial information in the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index] or at [https://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave]
*You can use the marriage information that you have found on the document, to search in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1770858 Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980]
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*Search the civil registration and census records
 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
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*Search the records of nearby areas
 
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names
 
*There are indexes available in some films in the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1935075/waypoints Browse]. For the Index to Prisoners Records there is a separate group of images that is only an index. The Court Records do not have indexes. The Occupation and Guild Records have indexes located at beginning of a group of images. Find your ancestor's name and look for the page number and possibly book number. This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection
 
  
What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the names
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
*Look for an index. There may be an original index included a the beginning of each volume
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*Search the records of nearby areas 
*Search the records for nearby localities
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*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
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** A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Australia Genealogy|Australia]].
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* [[Australia Record Finder|Record Finder]]
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* [[Australia Research Tips and Strategies]]
  
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
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.
 
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.
 
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"Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart. <br>
 
 
 
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Tasmania, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years 1829-2001
FamilySearch Resources
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Tasmanian Archives + Heritage


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

This collection will include records from 1829 to 2001.

These records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. They may include a variety of records, such as: land, school, court, occupation, cemetery, correctional institution, immigration, hospital, military, naturalization, guild and convict records.

Court records contain information about individuals who were involved in a number of matters, including those mentioned below. Details about Australian convicts are often found in court records. Most court records provide names of individuals who served as defendants, plaintiffs, jurors, or witnesses. They may also provide such information as the individual’s residence, occupation, physical description, and family.

Convicts first arrived in Australia in 1788, when the British government established a penal colony at Port Jackson, Sydney Bay. Records about convicts transported to Australia are numerous and play a major role in Australian family history research.

There are four types of convict records:

  • Tickets of leave
  • Certificates of Freedom
  • Pardons
  • Convict Indents

To see definitions of the records, go to Australia Convict Records for more information.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001.

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

The information in these records usually include the following:

Prisoner

  • Profession of prisoner
  • Crime for which incarcerated
  • Height
  • Age
  • Complexion
  • Portrait of self
  • Full name
  • Nickname
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status

Occupation

  • Full name
  • Occupation
  • Names of witnesses

Petty pension

  • Name of offender
  • Offense made
  • Name of magistrate present
  • Names of witnesses

Land

  • Name of Grantor
  • Name of Grantee
  • Location
  • Date of Record
  • Date of Registration
  • Document Number
  • Signature

Cemetery

  • Date of Death and Burial
  • Place of Death and Burial
  • Name and Age of Deceased
  • Cause of Death

Military

  • Name or initials of soldier
  • Date of enrollment
  • Age at enrollment
  • Occupation
  • Discharge date

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:

  • Given name and surname
  • Residence and age
  • Gender

Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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 Category
  2. Select Record Type
  3. Select 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 death records
  • Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • Search the civil registration and census 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

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.