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J.S. Shaw North Publishing: This online database records details of 27, 500 births in the Australian colonies, representing approximately 15,000 pioneer families. The breakdown of the records are: 23,648 in New South Wales, 2,600 in Tasmania, 885 on Norfolk Island, 330 Aborigines or part-Aborigines, 1 on Kangaroo Island (S. Aust.), 1 on Melville Island (N.T.) and 9 on King Island (Tas.). This CD-ROM is the online version of the 2nd ed. of the print "Births in Australia 1788-1828" compiled by James Hugh Donohoe. Print editions can requested online from the catalogue for use in the Main Reading Room.
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 on records of births, deaths, and marriages and similar events, held in the Archives Office of Tasmania and the linkages have been developed by family historians associated with the National Heritage Foundation. The database, at present, contains approximately five hundred thousand entries.
State Library of Queensland: The British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the HO 11 Criminal - Convict Transportation Registers series of British Home Office records. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are recorded in this database. These include prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period of 1787 to 1867. You may find the following information on each entry: Name of convict, including any known aliases, Place of trial [The date of trial is recorded on the original registers and will be gradually added to this database], Term of sentence, Name of ship and date of departure, Place of arrival, Miscellaneous notes e.g. Died at sea; Ticket of Leave, etc. These records mainly include those convicted in England and Scotland. Only a small number of Irish convicts appear in this series of the Home Office records. The database also includes soldiers who had been court-martialled and sentenced to transportation. These "soldier convicts" may have been convicted in various British colonies including the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada.
Findmypast: Findmypast.com.au is a family history and genealogy website containing over 50 million family history records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. The records include selected police and government gazettes, cemetery records including Rookwood Monumental Inscriptions, probate, land & court records, migration records including Emigrants from Hamburg to Australia, criminal reports, some electoral rolls & censuses, school records, directories &almanacs and military records.
: This site records and studies the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. It uses the extensive surviving Tasmanian convict records which provide detailed descriptions of the convicts' heights, eye colour, literacy, skills, family history, problems and temperament. Digitised images of the records are provided. This website is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. FOR OPTIMUM USE THIS WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE VIEWED IN FIREFOX.
Archives Office of Tasmania: In 1840 a Census Commission was established to conduct a census of the Tasmanian population. The index includes census taken in the following years: 1837, 1838, 1842, 1843, 1848, 1851, and 1857.
Descendents of Convicts' Group, Inc: Index to approximately 10,000 convict movements in the Colony of New South Wales (covering present day New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. Entries comprise convict's names or alias, the date of the movement, and the place from which the convict was moved.
Archives Office of Tasmania: People who were convicts in Tasmania were not permitted to marry either each other or free people without approval from the Convict Department authorities. The index contains entries for most (but not all) people during the period 1829 to 1857. The actual applications have not survived and registers (CON45, CON52) have been the source for this index. These registers have a two-line entry for each application. The information listed is: applicant's surname and given name; an extra identifier (if two convicts arrived on the same ship and had the same name); the name of the ship the convict arrived on, or 'free' if the person was not a convict; the date of the application; the reference number for the application; the reference number for the marriage record if this has been included.
Archives Office of Tasmania: Records of people departing were not routinely or comprehensively kept at Tasmanian ports, although for some periods, such as the 1850s, the records are fairly complete. This index covers most available records before 1860 and some beyond that date, and it is being added to gradually. Generally these records are 'one line' register entries which are fully transcribed into this index. Copies of the passenger record may be obtained from the Archives Office of Tasmania.
Archives Office of Tasmania: The Archives Office holds records relating to the application by non - British subjects for certificates of denization and naturalisation for the period 1835 - 1905. The applications are in the files of the Colonial, later Chief, Secretary's Departments and the Oaths of Allegiance and copies of certificates are among the records of the Supreme Court. The first act enabling the Lieutenant Governor to grant letters of denization was passed in 1835. This legislation was repealed in 1861 by the Aliens Act. The records cease when the function is transferred to the Commonwealth Government
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