Pre 1900 Tasmanian Births, Deaths & Marriages

Pre-1900 Tasmanian Births, Deaths & Marriages

Unlike other states, Tasmanian birth, death & marriage certificates up to 1899 are available on microfilm at various places around Australia and New Zealand (see list below), for the cost of a photocopy. Therefore, it is not necessary to apply to the Registrar General's Department to obtain these certificates.

Indexes of the births, deaths & marriages are also available at the libraries in either microfiche or CD format. When you look at the index remember to write down the year, district and registration number so that you can find the entry on the microfilm.

Many thanks to the people on the AUS-Tasmania mailing list who have helped with information on the locations of the microfilms and indexes.

RGD 32 series - Register of Baptisms - entries not found to have birth registrations (not complete)
RGD 33 series - Register of Births - all districts
RGD 34 series - Register of Burials - entries not found to have death registrations
RGD 35 series - Register of Deaths - all districts
RGD 36 series - Register of Marriages - pre-civil registration
RGD 37 series - Register of Marriages - all districts

Where can you find them?

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra - National Library of Australia.

New South Wales

Campbelltown - Central Library. Index on CD and certificates on microfilm.

Carlingford - LDS Centre, Pennant Hills Road.

Coffs Harbour - Family History Society, Cnr Rose Avenue & Marcia Street, in Coffs Harbour Tourist Information Building, no telephone. Index on microfiche & certificates on microfilm.

Coffs Harbour - LDS Centre, Perry Drive, ph: 02- 6651 1254, contact Barry & Judith Ward. Index on microfiche.

Gosford - Gosford Library. Certificates on microfilm.

Kiama - Family History Centre, Railway Parade, Kiama NSW 2533. Ph: 02-4233 1122.
(It is under the Municipal Library) Certificates on microfilm. $1 each to copy but staff must do the copying for you. They are open 7 days 9.30-4.30 and charge $6 for half day $10 for full day research.

Kingswood - NSW State Records Branch,

Newcastle - Newcastle Library, Laman Street. Certificates on microfilm.

Ryde - Ryde City Council Library, Civic Centre, Devlin Street, Ryde. CD Index, fiche index, certificates on microfilm.

Sydney - Society of Australian Genealogists, "Richmond Villa", Kent Street, Sydney. Microfiche / microfilm.

Sydney - State Library.

Tamworth - Library, Family History Section.

New Zealand

Auckland - Public Library.

Wellington - National Library of New Zealand.


South Brisbane - Queensland State Library.

Townsville - Family History Centre, Baker Street. Microfilms of certificates. Microfiche index. No facility for photocopies.

Wooloongabba - Genealogical Society of Queensland.


Bellerive TFHS Inc. - Microfilms of certificates. One reader printer.

Burnie City Library - Microfilms of certificates. CD index. One reader printer.

Devonport Library - Microfilms of certificates. 3 reader/printers.

Glenorchy - District Library. Microfilms of certificates.

Hobart - Archives Office of Tasmania, Murray Street. CD index. Microfilms of certificates. Plenty of readers and two printers.

Launceston - Reference Library, St John Street. CD & microfiche index. Microfilms of certificates. Plenty of readers and two printers.


Blackburn - AIGS Library, 1/41 Railway Road, Blackburn Victoria 3130.

Epping - Epping Family History Centre, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Cnr Park & High Streets, Epping Victoria 3076. Ph: 03-9401 4925. Microfiche index.

GSV - Genealogical Society of Victoria.

Kew - State Library.

Melbourne - State Library of Victoria, Genealogy Centre. Microfilms of certificates.

Melton - Regional Library. Microfiche index.

Northcote - Fairfield Family History Centre, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
285 Heidelberg Road, Northcote Victoria 3076. Ph: 03-9482 2244. Microfiche index and microfilms of certificates.

Portland - History House, off Cliff Street, Portland Vic 3305 (PO Box 409). Ph: 03-5522 2266. Microfilms of certificates. Open 7 days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Charge 2 current postage stamps + SAE.

Western Australia

Perth - Alexander Library - search facility at

Do you know of other places to add to the list? Please e-mail to AUS-TAS BDMs with details.

Disclaimer: Although AUS-Tasmania Genealogy takes care to ensure that all information on the website is accurate, it is impossible to check all information submitted by contributors. AUS-Tasmania Genealogy takes no responsibility for information provided by contributors that may become inaccurate or out of date.

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Updated 26-Jan-2007