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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection dates from the years 1829 through 1961.  
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This collection will include records from 1829 to 2001.  
  
These records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. They include land, school, court, occupation, and convict records.  
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These records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. They may include a variety of records, such as: land, school, court, occupation, cemetery, correctional institution, immigration, hospital, military, naturalization, guild 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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*Convict Indents
 
*Convict Indents
  
To see definitions of the records see [[Australia Convict Records]] for more information.  
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To see definitions of the records, go to [[Australia Convict Records]] for more information.  
 
 
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  ===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{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.}}
 
 
 
[[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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4796185 23.jpg|Prisoner Record
 
Image:Australia, Tasmania Miscellaneous Records DGS 4796185 23.jpg|Prisoner Record
 
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
</gallery> Prisoner records may include the following information:
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*Profession of recorder
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'''Prisoner records''' may include the following information:
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*Profession of prisoner
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*Crime for which incarcerated
 
*Height  
 
*Height  
 
*Age  
 
*Age  
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*Marital status
 
*Marital status
  
Occupation records may include the following information:  
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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
  
Petty pension records may include the following information:  
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'''Petty pension records''' may include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of offender  
 
*Name of offender  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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'''Land records''' may include the following information:
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of Grantor
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*Name of Grantee
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*Location
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*Date of Record
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*Date of Registration
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*Document Number
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*Signature
  
*Name of ancestor
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'''Cemetery records''' may include the following information:
*Approximate year and place of birth
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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*Date of Death and Burial
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*Place of Death and Burial
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*Name and Age of Deceased
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*Cause of Death
  
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.
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'''Military records''' may include the following information:  
  
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.
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*Name or initials of soldier
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*Date of enrollment
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*Age at enrollment
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*Occupation
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*Discharge date
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
The document that you have found can help you further your research:  
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.
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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.
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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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'''To search the collection by name:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate “Record Category”<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate “Year Range, Archival Number” 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.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have found the record of the ancestor that you are looking for, the following will be able to aid you in 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1770729 Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981] collection.  
 
*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.  
 
*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]
 
*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]
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== Tips to Keep in Mind ==
  
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.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*There are indexes available in some films in the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/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  ==
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What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
  
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentview.aspx?p=Tasmania&rt=reference Tasmania Miscellaneous Collections]
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.  
*[http://www.findmypast.com.au/place/Tasmania/All/A/ Tasmanian Records on Findmypast.com.au]
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*Look for an index. There may be an original index included a the beginning of each volume.  
*[http://trove.nla.gov.au/ National Library of Australia]
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*Search the records for nearby localities.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
*[[Australia Land and Property]]
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*[[Australia Schools]]
 
*[[Australia Court Records]]
 
*[[Australia Convict Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection Citation''' {{Collection citation | text= "Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart.}} <br>
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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]
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'''Record Citation''' {{Record Citation Link
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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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'''Image Citation'''
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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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Tasmania,  Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years 1829-2001
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Tasmanian Archives + Heritage


What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1829 to 2001.

These records come from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. They may include a variety of records, such as: land, school, court, occupation, cemetery, correctional institution, immigration, hospital, military, naturalization, guild 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, go to Australia Convict Records for more information.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Prisoner records may include the following information:

  • Profession of prisoner
  • Crime for which incarcerated
  • 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

Land records may include the following information:

  • Name of Grantor
  • Name of Grantee
  • Location
  • Date of Record
  • Date of Registration
  • Document Number
  • Signature

Cemetery records may include the following information:

  • Date of Death and Burial
  • Place of Death and Burial
  • Name and Age of Deceased
  • Cause of Death

Military records may include the following information:

  • Name or initials of soldier
  • Date of enrollment
  • Age at enrollment
  • Occupation
  • Discharge date

How Do I Search the Collection?

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

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 search the collection by name:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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 “Record Category”
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”
⇒Select the appropriate “Year Range, Archival Number” 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 Do I Do Next?

When you have found the record of the ancestor that you are looking for, the following will be able to aid you in 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

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • 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.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There may be an original index included a the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the records for nearby localities.

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, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart.


Record Citation

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001.

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, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001.