Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers) (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938
This article describes a collection of records at
Tasmania, Australia
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Location of Tasmania, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Vital
Collection years 1839-1938
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Tasmanian Archives & Heritage

What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1839 to 1938.

The collection includes civil registration and church records from the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office. The collection contains district registers, counterfoils of marriage certificates, and some church records. A counterfoil was the part of a marriage certificate or "stub" that was retained as the record.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers) 1839-1938.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The information in these records usually include the following:

Birth registry

  • Name of child at birth
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father's name, age, and birthplace
  • Mother's name, maiden name, when
and where married, age, birthplace,
and number of children, either living or deceased
  • Father's occupation
  • Informant
  • Date of registration

Marriage registry

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name and surname of parties being married
  • Ages of the bride and groom
  • Rank or profession
  • Signature of parties being married
  • Name of the clergyman
  • Date of Registration

Marriage notice

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Address of residence
  • Where the marriage took place
  • Marriage date
  • Names of the clergyman

Marriage certificate

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Names of parents
  • Witnesses' names
  • Date of marriage
  • Name of clergyman

Death registry

  • Date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Cause of death
  • Signature of the informant
  • Date of registration

Collection Content

Sample Images

Coverage Table

For a table showing what records by locality and type are included in this collection see:
Australia, Tasmania, Vital Records Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor’s name.
  • District where your ancestor resided

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select record type
  2. Select place
  3. Select year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for death records
  • Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Consult the Australia Record Finder to find other records
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection citation
"Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 9 October 2017. Citing The Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Hobart.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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