Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
This collection will include records from 1803-1899
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This collection contains 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.  
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This collection will include records from 1803-1899 This collection contains 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. Later, 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.
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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.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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{{Collection citation
 
{{Collection citation
| text = “Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933.” Index or Index and Images or Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archives Office of Tasmania. Hobart, Australia.
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| text = “Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933.” Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archives Office of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.
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[[Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)# Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection |Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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[[Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
These birth records may contain the following information:
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*Name of child
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*Date and place of birth
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*Name and surname of father
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*Name and Maiden name of Mother
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*Father’s occupation
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*Date of registration
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These baptism records generally contain the following information:
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These baptism records generally contain the following information:  
*Name of child
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Name of child  
*Names of parents
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*Date and place of baptism  
*Residence
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*Names of parents  
*Father’s Occupation
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*Residence  
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*Father’s Occupation  
 
*Gender
 
*Gender
  
These marriage records generally contain the following information:
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These birth records may contain the following information:
*Name of bride and groom
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Name of child
*Age of bride and groom
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*Date and place of birth
*Occupation of groom
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*Name and surname of father
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*Name and Maiden name of Mother
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*Father’s occupation
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*Date of registration
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These marriage records generally contain the following information:  
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*Name of bride and groom  
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*Date and place of marriage  
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*Age of bride and groom  
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*Occupation of groom  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
These death records generally contain the following information:
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These death records generally contain the following information:  
*Name of deceased
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*Date of death
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*Name of deceased  
*Gender
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*Date of death  
*Age
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*Gender  
*Occupation
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*Age  
*Cause of death
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*Occupation  
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*Cause of death  
 
*Date of registration
 
*Date of registration
  
These burial records generally contain the following information:
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These burial records generally contain the following information:  
*Name of deceased
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*Last residence
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*Name of deceased  
*Date of burial
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*Last residence  
*Age at burial
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*Date of burial  
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*Age at burial  
 
*Occupation of deceased
 
*Occupation of deceased
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
To begin your search for birth or baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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To begin your search for birth or baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Name of parents
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*Name of parents  
*Approximate year of birth or baptism
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*Approximate year of birth or baptism  
 
*Place
 
*Place
  
To begin your search for marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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To begin your search for marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Name of bride or groom
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*Name of bride or groom  
*Approximate year of marriage
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*Approximate year of marriage  
 
*Place
 
*Place
  
To begin your search for death or burial records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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To begin your search for death or burial records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Name of deceased
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*Name of deceased  
*Approximate year of death
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*Approximate year of death  
 
*Place
 
*Place
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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==== Search the Collection ====
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Place" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Archival Call Number and Record Description" which will take you to the images.
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate "Place" <br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type" <br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate "Archival Call Number and Record Description" which will take you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one 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.  
 
Look at the images one by one 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.  
 
Keep in mind:
 
There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 
Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
* Registration of births, marriages and deaths was introduced in December 1838. Before that date, information can be traced through church records.
 
  
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There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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== Related Websites  ==
  
== Related Websites ==
 
 
*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8 Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database]
 
*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8 Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database]
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
*[[Tasmania BMDs]]
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*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records]]  
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*[[Tasmania BMDs]]  
 
*[[Australia Church Records]]
 
*[[Australia Church Records]]
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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{{Incomplete Citations}} Example for a Browsed Collection:  
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Example for a Browsed Collection:
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.

Revision as of 18:40, 17 April 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1803-1899 This collection contains 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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archives Office of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptism records generally contain the following information:

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

These birth records may contain the following information:

  • 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


These marriage records generally contain the following information:

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

These death records generally contain the following information:

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

These burial records generally contain the following information:

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

How to Use the Record

To begin your search for birth or baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of parents
  • Approximate year of birth or baptism
  • Place

To begin your search for marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year of marriage
  • Place

To begin your search for death or burial records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death
  • Place

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Place"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type"
⇒Select the appropriate "Archival Call Number and Record Description" which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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 Records.

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


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

Example for a Browsed Collection:

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.