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== Record Description ==
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== 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. 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.
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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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|title=Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933
| 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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These records include 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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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. 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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When civil registration first began, there was no common standard of recording information. Later records generally give more complete information than earlier ones.
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For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2125029/waypoints browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368103 38 Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368105 28 Birth Record.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368152 105 Marriage Record Example 1.jpg|Marriage Record Example 1
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Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368152 97 Marriage Record Example 2.jpg|Marriage Record Example 2
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Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368134 117 Death.jpg|Death Record
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Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368133 228 Burial Record.jpg|Burial Record
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Baptism records generally contain the following information:
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*Name of child
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Names of parents
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*Residence
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*Father’s Occupation
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*Gender
  
[[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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Birth records may contain the following information:
  
== Record Content ==
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*Name of child  
These birth records may contain the following information:
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*Date and place of birth  
*Name of child
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*Name and surname of father  
*Date and place of birth
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*Name and Maiden name of Mother  
*Name and surname of father
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*Father’s occupation  
*Name and Maiden name of Mother
 
*Father’s occupation
 
 
*Date of registration
 
*Date of registration
  
These baptism records generally contain the following information:
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Marriage records generally contain the following information:  
*Name of child
 
*Date and place of baptism
 
*Names of parents
 
*Residence
 
*Father’s Occupation
 
*Gender
 
  
These marriage records generally contain the following information:
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*Name of bride and groom  
*Name of bride and groom
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*Date and place of marriage  
*Date and place of marriage
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*Age of bride and groom  
*Age of bride and groom
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*Occupation of groom  
*Occupation of groom
 
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
These death records generally contain the following information:
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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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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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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. 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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<br>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 ====
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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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.  
⇒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.  
 
  
Keep in mind:
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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.  
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 ====
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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. 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.  
* 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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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
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Quite a few births were registered without a given name. It is possible to find the names by doing the following.
  
== Related Websites ==
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*Look at the civil register to see if a name was added after the index was created.  
*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8 Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database]
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*Look at the civil register to see if a note was added about where the child was baptised and his or her given name.
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*Search additional records, such as marriage, newspapers or obituaries, to decide by a preponderance of evidence the probable name of the child.
*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
 
*[[Tasmania BMDs]]
 
*[[Australia Church Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8 Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/australia-bdm-civil-registration-index/5 Australia BDM Civil Registration Index Video] - This FamilySearch video is 23 Minutes long
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=jfKcFdz7gF8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=australia+history+free+ebooks&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qBKSU9D-LsbgoAT71oCoBA&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false A Concise History of Australia]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~833~60138:Van-Diemen-s-Island-or-Tasmania-?showTip=false&showTipAdvancedSearch=false&title=Search+Results%3A+List_No+equal+to+%270466.056%27&thumbnailViewUrlKey=link.view.search.url&helpUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV71D%2FLUNA%2BViewer%23LUNAViewer-LUNAViewer&fullTextSearchChecked=&advancedSearchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV71D%2FSearching%23Searching-Searching Tasmania Australia Map 1851]
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*[[Australia Maps]]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Tasmania, Australia]]
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*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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*[[Tasmania BMDs]]
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*[[Tasmania Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Australia Church Records]]
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*[[Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}  
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== 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/2125029/waypoints Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933]
  
== 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.  
 
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 ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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Example for a Browsed Collection:
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{{Image_Citation_Link
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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.
  
“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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Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933.

These records include 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. 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.

When civil registration first began, there was no common standard of recording information. Later records generally give more complete information than earlier ones.

For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Baptism records generally contain the following information:

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

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

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

Death records generally contain the following information:

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

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

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. 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.


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.

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.

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. 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

Quite a few births were registered without a given name. It is possible to find the names by doing the following.

  • Look at the civil register to see if a name was added after the index was created.
  • Look at the civil register to see if a note was added about where the child was baptised and his or her given name.
  • Search additional records, such as marriage, newspapers or obituaries, to decide by a preponderance of evidence the probable name of the child.
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Don't overlook 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.


Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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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, Civil Registration, 1803-1933

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.

Citation for This Collection

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933.

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.