Websites with relevence to Tasmanian research.
Burial Grounds of Tasmania
BGOT is a small group of volunteers who take cemetery and headstone photographs from the ageing and derelict graveyards in Tasmania.
The project is focused on producing a photographic history amidst the growing concern that our older cemeteries are badly neglected and are slowly fading away.
We are a not for profit group, and we request a small token payment of $5 for a headstone photo, plus a couple of photos of the cemetery in which they are interred. This helps cover the cost of travelling, website maintenance and camera equipment. If you have multiple interests, please contact us for a reduced quote.
Weekly Courier online
35 years of photo inserts for the "Weekly Courier" (WC) are now online.
Some pages contain birth death and marriage notices on opposite pages.
'This link will take you to the inserts for 1901. You can then use the 'Select Year' box which is located above 'current view' on the image viewer, to view images from the other 34 years.'
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to access.
Tasmanian Family Link
The Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database is designed to provide an initial online genealogical research resource. It links individuals with other members of their families living in Tasmania in the 19th Century. The information about individuals is based primarily on records of births, deaths, and marriages and similar events, held in the Archives Office and the linkages have been developed by family historians associated with the former National Heritage Foundation in the late 1990s. The database contains approximately five hundred thousand entries.
Copies of more detailed documentation of many of the events listed in the database are available as are a wide range of records providing genealogical information.
Archives Office of Tasmania
Wills – covers wills and letters of administration of estates registered for probate
Tasmanian convicts - indexes all convicts transported to Tasmania and those convicted locally through the convict system
Departures - indexes people leaving Tasmanian ports
Census index - covers people (householders) in the 1840s and 1850s.
Naturalisations – covers people applying to become citizens up to 1904
Convict applications for permission to marry – covers convicts applying to marry free people or other convicts
Divorces – covers people getting divorced up to 1920
Graves of Tasmania
Over the past 6 years we have acquired lots of different information which we would like to share with everyone.
Multiple search engines!!!!!
Hobart Branch Library
Non-members - $20.00 an hour plus expenses.
Members - $15.00 an hour plus expenses.
The Mercury BDM indexes, Tasmanian Pioneers Index (pre 1900 BDMs)
& Queenborough Cemetery Index service:
$5.50 for first request, $2.50 for each subsequent request in same letter.
OZ Gen Link
Mutiple links to Tasmanian websites
Southern Cemeteries Trust
This site maintains a most valuable feature, the SEARCH page and other pages that allow a tour around our cemeteries. Extra photos and features have been added to give the visitor more information about the Trust's cemeteries. In July 2008, Millingtons took control of the Southern Regional Cemetery Trust, which in 2004 took over the running of a small, formerly private cemetery on Hobart’s Eastern Shore. This cemetery dates back to the 1870’s, and contains approximately 100 burials. This information has also been added to our database so that your chances for finding that elusive grave have been improved.
We are also in the process of adding photos of all the headstones in the three cemeteries to our database and eventually this will be online so that you will be able to see all the information that is important. This is a big job, so please bear with us. This job is being done in conjunction with Grave sites of Tasmania.
Take a tour, have a look at our panoramas, our Bushland burials, our headstone for sale, and all we have to offer. With over 30,000 hits since its inception, it has proved an invaluable aid for family history.
Tasmanian Family History Service
Tasmanian Family History Service was started in 1998 to provide a Tasmanian book shop and information accessible to the broader genealogical community.
To access the different areas of this site please click on the buttons on the left of this page.
I'm having a big cleanout so you'll find a huge range of second hand books on a great Australian auction web site called Oztion.
Tasmanian Family History Society
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. - Burnie Branch.
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. - Devonport Branch.
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. - Huon Branch.
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. - Launceston Branch.
Tasmanian Genealogy Data Web
These are the files previously on Tas Data Web
Kindly donated to Tasmania Gen web by Jackie Browne
Post Office Directories
AUS-Tasmanian Genealogy Mailing List Website
Biographies of Early Settlers in Van Diemen's Land
A growing section of biographies submitted by researchers - this section links from the Index to Land Grants.
Governors of Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania
A list of Lieutenant-Governors and Governors of Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania.
Index to Land Grants in Van Diemen's Land to 1824
An index of the land grantees whose names appear in George William Evans' A Geographical Historical and Topographical Description of Van Diemen's Land (1822), and in the chart showing land grants which was compiled by Thomas Scott, Assistant Surveyor-General of Van Diemen's Land (1824). Also included are an index of the map locations with explanations and a section for biographies.
Index to The Hobart Town Gazette
An index to people listed in some issues of The Hobart Town Gazette, includes type of listing and date and page number of publication.
Tasmanian Immigrants List
A place where visitors to this website have submitted the names of immigrants to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) that they are researching, along with the ships they came on. You can check if someone else is researching the same name as you, and you can also submit your own immigrant and ship names for inclusion in the list.
Tasmanian Unknown Arrivals (Swimmers) List
If you are having trouble finding out how some of your ancestors arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), you can include their names in this list. Maybe someone who knows the answer will come across the entry and get in touch with you.
Tasmanian Immigrants Ships List
This page contains brief summaries of some of the immigrant ships which appear on other immigration-related pages on this site. Also listed are the known passengers with links to the person researching the passengers.
Immigrants Recruited by the Launceston Immigration Aid Society: 1855 - 1862 by Kevin Green
A list of the immigrants to Van Diemen's Land from 1855 to 1862 who were sponsored by the Launceston Immigration Aid Society. If someone you are interested in is listed here, you can add your name and e-mail address as a contact person.
Resources for Tasmanian Immigration and Shipping
A growing list of resources available to help with your research.
Tasmanian Convict List
A place where visitors to this website have submitted the names of convicts they are researching who were sent to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and Norfolk Island. You can check if someone else is researching the same name as you, and you can also submit your own convict names for inclusion in the list.
Tasmanian Non-Convict List
This is a new list for adding people who came to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and Norfolk Island on the convict transport ships, but were not convicts. e.g. crew or military.
Tasmanian Convict Ships List
A list, including information, of the convict transport ships and other ships carrying convicts to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and Norfolk Island.
Tasmanian Convict Record Abbreviations
An updated list of convict record abbreviations by Maree Ring.
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
Includes the Female Factory Founders Database.
Convicts from Devon and Cornwall
Information regarding contacting Gary Price of the Exeter U.K. Prison Museum.
Convict Love Tokens
An article written and submitted by Douglas Burbury.
Convict References - Books
A list of books recommended by members of the AUS-Tas-Convicts Mailing List as useful resources for convicts.
Convict System Information
An article written and submitted by Gail Dodd giving a time-line of convict system information.
Convicts Transported to VDL
An article written and submitted by Judy Hollingsworth giving an outline of the main records available for convicts to VDL.
Tasmanian Convict Records
Locations of repositories holding the Tasmanian Convict Record microfilms.
Index Search Engine - We hold many thousands of photographs of Tasmanian interest from the 1850s to the present. We are gradually making them available online and the database which is accessible through this page is being added to continually. The images have been converted to a digital format at a low resolution to enable quick loading.
Tasmanian Towns - Past and Present names
Link to Tasmanian Graves website with name changes of town in Tasmania.
Ulverstone Local History Museum
The Ulverstone History Museum was established to reflect on and display the history of the Central Coast region with a emphasis on the Ulverstone Township. The main museum building houses a collection of artifacts of local historical interest, displayed in mock building/room settings. The library building (a historic school building moved to the site) allows for both a genealogical historical and photographic study. The research room as a vast array of historical town records and a large photographical collection.