Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This collection dates from the years 1829 through 1961.  
 
This collection dates from the years 1829 through 1961.  
  
This collection of records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. The collection contains land, school, court, occupation, and convict records.  
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These records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. They include land, school, court, occupation, 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.  
 
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.  
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For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1935075/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1935075/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== Record Content  ==
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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|text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Tasmania Archive and Heritage Office. Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records. Tasmanian Archive, Hobart.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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[[Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records (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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=== Record Content  ===
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Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4766695 70 Occupaiton Record.jpg|Occupation Record
 
Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4766695 70 Occupaiton Record.jpg|Occupation Record
 
Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 004866559 00717 Petty Pension.jpg|Petty Pension
 
Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 004866559 00717 Petty Pension.jpg|Petty Pension
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</gallery> Prisoner records may include the following information:  
 
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The key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:  
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'''Prisoner Records'''
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*Profession of recorder  
 
*Profession of recorder  
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*Age  
 
*Age  
 
*Complexion  
 
*Complexion  
*Portrait of Self
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*Portrait of self
*Full Name
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*Full name
 
*Nickname  
 
*Nickname  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
*Marital Status
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*Marital status
 
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'''Occupation Records'''
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Occupation records may include the following information:
  
 
*Full name  
 
*Full name  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
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Petty pension records may include the following information:
  
'''Petty Pensions'''
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*Name of offender
 
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*Offense made  
*Name of Offender
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*Name of magistrate present
*Offence made  
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*Name of Magistrate Present
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
==== Beginning Your Search  ====
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
To locate land records of your ancestors in this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year and place of birth
  
*Ancestor's name
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==== Search the Collection  ====
*Place of residence at the time of event
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*Approximate year of birth
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==== Searching the Images  ====
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To search the collection image by image 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.
  
To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page,<br>⇒Select the “Record Category”<br>⇒ Select the “Record Type”<br>⇒ Select the “Year Range, and Archival Number” which will take you to the images.  
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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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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==== Using the Information  ====
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The document that you have found can help you further your research:
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*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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*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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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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There are indexes available in some films in the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.findmypast.com.au/place/Tasmania/All/A/ Tasmanian Records on Findmypast.com.au]  
 
*[http://www.findmypast.com.au/place/Tasmania/All/A/ Tasmanian Records on Findmypast.com.au]  
 
*[http://trove.nla.gov.au/ National Library of Australia]
 
*[http://trove.nla.gov.au/ National Library of Australia]
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Australia Court Records]]  
 
*[[Australia Court Records]]  
 
*[[Australia Convict Records]]
 
*[[Australia Convict Records]]
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1935075/waypoints Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961]
  
 
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.  
 
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]].  
 
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  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
  
"Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records 1829-1961," images, ''FamilySearch''(https://familysearch.org: accessed 14 March 2012), Occupation and Guild records &gt; Copies of certificates of service as a mine winding engine driver &gt; 1893-1894, LID23/1/2 &gt; Image 50 of 140 Images &gt; certificate number 219, John Robinson, 2 September 1834; citing Australia, Tasmania, Heritage Office, Miscellaneous Records, Tasmanian Archive, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart.}}

Revision as of 17:17, 23 December 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection dates from the years 1829 through 1961.

These records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. They include land, school, court, occupation, 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 see Australia Convict Records for more information.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Prisoner records may include the following information:
  • Profession of recorder
  • Height
  • Age
  • Complexion
  • Portrait of self
  • Full name
  • Nickname
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status

Occupation records may include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Occupation
  • Names of witnesses

Petty pension records may include the following information:

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

How to Use the Record

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

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of birth

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Category”
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”
⇒Select the appropriate “Year Range, Archival Number” 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.

Using the Information

The document that you have found can help you further your research:

  • 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 Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 collection.
  • You can use the marriage information that you have found on the document, to search in the Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

There are indexes available in some films in the 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961

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 for This Collection

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

"Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart.