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== Record Description ==
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| title=Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Tasmania Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.cyndislist.com/australia/ Cyndi's List - Australia]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
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.  
 
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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When civil registration first began, there was no common standard of recording information. Later records generally give more complete information than earlier ones.  
 
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 [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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== Collection Contents ==
 
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== Record Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368103 38 Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
 
Image:Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration DGS 7368103 38 Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Baptism records generally contain the following information:  
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'''Baptism records''' generally contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
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*Gender
 
*Gender
  
Birth records may contain the following information:  
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
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*Date of registration
 
*Date of registration
  
Marriage records generally contain the following information:  
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'''Marriage records''' generally contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
Death records generally contain the following information:  
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'''Death records''' generally contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Date of registration
 
*Date of registration
  
Burial records generally contain the following information:  
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'''Burial records''' generally contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Occupation of deceased
 
*Occupation of deceased
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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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.
  
 
To begin your search for birth or baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search for birth or baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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*Place
 
*Place
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''To browse by image:'''<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒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.  
 
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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.  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
 
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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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==== 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.  
 
Quite a few births were registered without a given name. It is possible to find the names by doing the following.  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{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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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Australia-Tasmania-Civil-Registration-1803-1933-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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== Related Websites  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Australia-Tasmania-Civil-Registration-1803-1933-known-issues&lang=en 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.
  
*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8 Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database]
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== How You Can Contribute ==
*[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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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Australia Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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== Citing this Collection ==
*[[Tasmania BMDs]]
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*[[Australia Church Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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'''Collection Citation:'''<br> {{Collection citation
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| text = “Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933.” Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archives Office of Tasmania, Hobart.
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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]
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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.
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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 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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| 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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Collection years 1803-1933
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Tasmanian Archives


What is in the Collection?

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.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

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 Do I Search the Collection?

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

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒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.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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 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.

How You Can Contribute

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 this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archives Office of Tasmania, Hobart.


Image Citation:

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.