The colony of Tasmania was established in 1825. [New South Wales is the oldest established Australian colony, established in 1788. Tasmania became a separate colony in 1825 followed by South Australia [1836], Victoria [1851], Queensland [1859] and Western Australia [1887]. In 1901 the six colonies became a Federation of States of the Commonwealth of Australia. Two additional Territories were created in 1911: the Australian Capital Territory & the Northern Territory.]

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 civil registration records are held by the Tasmania Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, part of the Tasmania Department of Justice. There are no online indexes available.

The Tasmanian indexes are available on CD and microfiche. The Tasmania Pioneer Index CD published by INFORMIT, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Libraries, in association with the Archives Office of Tasmania, covers the period 18031899. The Tasmania Federation Index CD published by Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd covers births 1900-1919 and marriages and burials 1900-1930. The microfiche cover Births 1900-1905 and Deaths & Marriages 1900-1914.

The indexes include early church records prior to civil registration 1803-1839.

The index provides a registration number which can be used to order copies of the original certificate through the Tasmania Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. There is no transcription service as in NSW.

The Lovelock extractions below were completed by Robyn Hand and Robert Sterry.

Births 1803-1919

Date of Birth Surname Given Names Sex Father's Name Mother's Name Reg Place Reg No
18-Sep-1854 LOVELOCK John M Henry Ann Dunn Hobart 1309/1854
09-Feb-1856 LOVELOCK Mary F Henry Ann Dunn Launceston 585/1856
07-Aug-1861 LOVELOCK Henry M Henry Ann Dunn Launceston 288/1861
16-Jul-1864 LOVELOCK Stephen M Henry Ann Dunn Launceston 272/1864
17-Mar-1867 LOVELOCK William M Henry Ann Dunn Launceston 118/1867
22-Jun-1889 LOVELOCK Alfred John M Henry John Ada Tyler Launceston 392/1889
05-Dec-1890 LOVELOCK Harold Henry M Henry Ada Tyler Launceston 39/1891
01-Mar-1903 LOVELOCK Ada Doris Mary F Henry John Lovelock Ada Lovelock nee Tyler 11 Bourke St Launceston 1903/1217
01-Mar-1906 LOVELUCK Not named* F Harry Frederick Loveluck Mary Eldridge Elizabeth Loveluck nee Abbott 297 Liverpool St
20-Jul-1910 LOVELUCK Henry Alfred M Harry Frederick Loveluck Mary Eldridge Elizabeth Loveluck nee Abbott Tyenna 1910/4808

* Phyllis Mary Loveluck, baptised at Maydena Hall, Tasmania on 13 Oct 1912

Marriages 1803-1930

Date of Marriage Surname Given Names Age Spouse Surname Spouse Given Name Spouse Age Reg Place Reg No
15-Aug-1853 LOVELOCK Henry 32 DUNN Ann 24 Hamilton 980/1853
06-Dec-1882 LOVELOCK Mary Marion 26 CONSTANTINE Edmund William 25 Launceston 559/1882
16-Jul-1888 LOVELOCK Henry John 26 TYLER Ada Bridget 21 Mersey 759/1888
27-Nov-1929 BLUNDELL Francis Charles Howitt -- LOVELUCK Phyllis Mary -- St Boniface Church, Fitzgerald 1929/1420

Deaths 1803-1930

Date of Death Surname Given Names Sex Age Father's Name Reg Place Reg No
24-Sep-1854 LOVELOCK George M 0 Henry Hobart 1487/1854
04-Jun-1867 LOVELOCK William M 2   Launceston 376/1867