Monday, April 22, 2013

Birth, Marriage & Death Records of Tasmania

Tasmanian records of births, marriages and deaths are freely available online at FamilySearch.
This collection includes records for the period 1803-1899. Titled Australia Tasmania Civil Registration and includes records of early baptisms, marriages and burials which pre date civil registration which commenced in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) December 1838.
If you have already found the reference to an event using the Tasmanian Pioneer Index this will make locating the records much easier. First locate the relevant registration district and use the registration number and date to locate the record. The images for Hobart can be viewed separately to the country and Launceston districts. The records are broken into sections births, deaths and marriages. This recent release of Australian records is the single largest important set of records since Trove digitised Australian newspapers.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

William James THOMAS

William James THOMAS was born Ballarat East and married1890 in Victoria to Clara Ann FRANKLIN. The couple's children were born in Ballarat and later Brunswick. I would like to make contact with descendants. 
Children Percival Franklin, Clarence, Leslie Franklin, Ruby Franklin, Howard Franklin, Clara Franklin & Violet. Associated surnames include Trevethen, Harrison, Wright and Cook.