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Family history

Registration of births, deaths and marriages commenced in 1839 in Tasmania, the first Australian colony to take over the function previously conducted by the Churches.

The Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO) provides a family history research service with online access to birth, death, and marriage records. This service provides useful hints and tips for family history research and can be accessed via the LINC website.

The Family Search website provides access to Tasmanian Birth Records from 1900 to 1912 and can be found via the following link https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2400177.

Births, Deaths and Marriages hold the following records:

  • church records (burials, baptisms and marriages) from 1803 - 1839
  • birth, death and marriage registrations from 1839 to date

You will need to lodge an application to obtain a certificate.

Access to birth records is available to anyone after 100 years.  Access to marriage records is available to anyone after 75 years.  Access to death records is available to anyone after 25 years.  All other applications are subject to the Access Policy.

Please Note: The Tasmanian Registry does not have an online search facility to access birth, death and marriage records.