Linc Tasmania - Family history
This site is designed to explore Tasmanian ancestry using the following categories: Aboriginal Ancestry; Arrivals or departures; Birth, death or marriage; Convict life; Education; Work; Where someone lived; Life as a child in care; Court records; Prison records; Royal Derwent Hospital and Military records. These categories links to any online records, indexes, guides, videos plus other related records, sites or information.
Use the Tasmanian Names Index link to single search across the following:
• Arrivals (19th Century). Passengers and ships arriving, mainly in Hobart. Contains surnames A-N, O-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
• 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
• Court (1830-1845). Supreme Court. Minutes of proceedings in criminal cases
• Deaths (1803-1933). People who died in Tasmania including some burial records collected by the Registrar General (1900-1933 burials only)
• Departures (1817-1867). People leaving Tasmanian ports, mainly Launceston
• Divorces (1861-1920). Petitions for divorce in the Tasmanian Supreme Court
• 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.
• Immigration (1912-1943). Nominations and arrivals of migrants under immigration schemes.
• Inquests (1828-1930). Inquests into people’s deaths
• Marriages (1803-1899). People who married in Tasmania
• Miscellaneous (1838-1873). General correspondence of the Comptoller 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 (1914-1919). Photographs and articles from the Tasmanian Mail and Weekly Courier illustrated newspaper
Search results can be filtered by record type, year, name, ship, departure port, place registered and census district. Any digitised records are identified and linked.
TIP: Copies of records that are not digitised can be obtained by using the link to the online copy request form.
LINC Tasmania - eResources.
If you live in Tasmania, you can get a LINC Library card and access a selection of subscription databases from home for free.