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This collection will include records from 1920-1943.
These records include files of documents and correspondence pertaining to immigration to Tasmania, Australia. The records contain a handwritten index of the various correspondence materials on index cards. The rest of the material is compiled in different packets with varied forms that contain much more than just correspondence. There are at least 15 different forms and letters that contain various identifying and personal information about the individual. The original records are located in the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart, Australia.
Immigration records may contain the following information:
- Name of individual
- Date of departure and vessel
- Booking information
- Color of Eyes
- Photo (in some cases)
- Address and country of origin
- Witnesses of payment with their address
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Marital Status
- Full name of spouse
- Spouse’s age, occupation, residence
- Names of children and their genders
- Names of next-of-kin and their addresses
- Names and addresses of parents if next-of-kin were under-age
- Medical exams
How to Use the Record
To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
- Ancestor’s given name and surname
- Approximate year of immigration
- Residence, age or family relationships
Search the Collection
To search the collection image by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate 'File Number and Name of Person' which will take you to the images.
Look at the images one at a time, 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.
Using the Information
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:
- Use the date of birth found in the record to search for a birth record in the Australia, Births and Baptisms collection.
- If your ancestor was married at the time of immigration, the name of the spouse may be included in the immigration record. Search for the marriage in the Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980 FamilySearch collection.
- When you have found the birth date or the name of the spouse, you can look for a marriage date, death date or birth date in the Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 collection.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- 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.
- 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.
- Check for variant spellings of the names.
|FHL Place Australia, Tasmania items or FHL Keyword Australia, Tasmania items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Australia Archives and Libraries.|
- Tasmania's Heritage
- Immigration history of Australia
- history/ Australia’s migration history
- National Australian National Maritime Museum’s history of immigration in Australia
- Map of Victoria and Tasmania 1922
Related Wiki Articles
- Australia Emigration and Immigration
- Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records
- Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Tasmania BMDs
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Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- “Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943” Images. “FamilySearch.“ http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Immigration Office. Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart.
|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Corr...nt of Migrants, 1920-1943.|
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