Tasmania, Australia Genealogy

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Guide to Tasmania, Australia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Beginning Research
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Tasmania Background
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Tasmania, Australia Online Genealogy Records

Background Information

Tasmania was separated from New South Wales and became an independent colony in 1825. Its capital is Hobart.

Getting Started with Tasmania Research

Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.

Principles of Family History Research

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Civil Registration


Research Tools

  • Tasmania Archives Online (an online searchable index of the Archives Office of Tasmania holdings.
  • Tasmania Archives Name Indexes (online databases for Wills, Convicts, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Inquests, Census Returns etc.
  • Colonial Tasmanian Family Links Database: Essentially the Tasmanian Pioneers Index with some linking between the various families. As the linking has been done automatically it is prone to errors and all references should be checked against the original source material.

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

Vital Records

Helpful Websites


  • National Family History Week July 31st to August 8th 2010

Genealogy from Periodicals

Hart, Marie. Early Birds (A brief summary) Summary of the descendants of John Hynsbey, whose daughter Mary married John Bunnett of Mildenhall. The descendants move to Gt. Cressingham, and one branch to Don, Scotland, and another to Tasmania, and Melbourne, Australia. Article is dated from 1741-1893, and is found in The Norfolk Ancestor, vol. 7, pt 11, Dec. 1995, pages 462-463. Family History Library Ref. 942.61 B2j vol7, n.6-13.

Fysh, JPG and AVGA. Goodbye, Norfolk, I Must Leave You. A basic family tree of Thomas Fysh of Cockley Cley and Ann ? Howes. The family move around to Kings Lynn, London, South Africa - Capetown, Canada - Ontario, Brantford, and Australia, with 2 Fysh going to Tasmania, and one to the mainland, Australia. Sir William Hudson Fysh was the ancestor who founded the airline, Qantas, Sir Philip Oakley Fysh was Prime Minister of Tasmania. Article dates from 1742-1930, and is found in The Norfolk Ancestor, old series, vol.3pt.7, page 94-96, Family History Library Ref. 942.61 B2j vol.3,pt7

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