Use the Tasmanian Name Index to search records from the following sources: 

  • Convict permissions to marry (1829-1857). Convicts applying to marry free people or other convicts.
  • Convicts (1803-1893). Convicts transported to Tasmania and those convicted locally through the convict system.
  • Departures (1817-1867). People leaving Tasmanian ports, mainly Launceston.
  • Divorces (1861-1920). Petitions for divorce in the Tasmanian Supreme Court.
  • Inquests (1828-1930). Inquests into people’s deaths.
  • Marriages (1803-1899). People who married in Tasmania.
  • Arrivals (19th Century). Passengers and ships arriving, mainly in Hobart. Contains surnames A-K, L-Z to be added.
  • Births (1803-1933). People born in Tasmania including some baptisms collected by the Registrar General (1900-1933 baptisms only).
  • Census (1837-1857). Householders in the 1840s and 1850s, not complete for all districts.
  • Deaths (1803-1933). People who died in Tasmania including some burial records collected by the Registrar General (1900-1933 burials only).
  • Health & Welfare (1830-1873). Patients and attendants at the New Norfolk Colonial Hospital and applications to the Queens Orphan School.
  • Hotels & Properties (1818-1958). Hotel licensees, inquests into fires, Launceston buildings and demolished hotels.
  • Miscellaneous (1838-1873). General correspondence of the Comptroller general of convicts and North Fleet shipwreck survivors.
  • Naturalisations (1835-1905). People applying to become citizens.
  • Prisoners (1895-1902). Prisoners in the Hobart gaol. 
  • Wills (1824-1989). Wills and letters of administration of estates registered for probate.
  • WW1 photographs and articles from the Tasmanian Mail and Weekly Courier illustrated newspaper (1914-1919)* and applications for Crown and leased land under the Soldier Settlement Act 1916.

    * Data indexed by Wendy Knolle and kindly supplied by the Tasmanian Family History Society, Hobart Branch

If you find something that needs correction let us know at indexcorrections@education.tas.gov.au 

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