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Hobart Australia Family History Centre

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Hobart Family History Centre is located about ten minutes' drive north of the Hobart CBD, and serves all of southern Tasmania.

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. The centre is located within the church building (of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) at 15 Elmsleigh Road, Derwent Park. The entrance is at the north-western corner of the building and easily visible from the large car park. When you arrive, press the buzzer button on the wall to the left of the double doors. A staff member will come and open the door for you and show you to the centre reception area.
  2. (Link to map using Google or other map sites)

Phone: 

E-mail: au_hobart@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours: 

This family history centre is currently open each Wednesday 7.00-9.00pm, Thursday 10.00am-1.00pm and Saturday 9.30am to 12.00.

The COVID-safe protocols are as follows:

  1. patrons must pre-book using the email address provided above, as a maximum of three patrons will be admitted at one time
  2. patrons need to be independent researchers, that is, not requiring a staff member to sit beside them
  3. patrons will not be able to visit if they have flu-like symptoms, have been interstate or overseas or been a close contact of someone who has been interstate or overseas within the past 14 days
  4. patrons and staff will need to use hand sanitizer and record their names and addresses or telephone numbers on arrival
  5. staff will wipe down computer equipment, bench tops and door handles between uses.


Holiday Schedule:

Closed on all public holidays




Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings First Thursday of each month at 7pm


Centre Resources

Collections

  • Pedigree Resource File CDs, numbers 1-140.
  • CD indexes to births, marriages and deaths for Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.
  • CD indexes to burials in Tasmania (TAMIOT) and rural Victoria.
  • Indexes to birth, death and marriage notices in the Mercury, Advocate and Examiner newspapers to 1930.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • The centre has four computers with internet connection, printers, four manual microfilm readers, three microfiche readers, one electronic reader and a ScanPro 2000 microfilm scanner, enabling editing and saving of film and fiche images to USB flash drive.

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

Tasmania and other Australian states, New Zealand, United Kingdom.


Resources in the Local Area

  • the Hobart branch of the Tasmanian Family History Society at Bellerive;
  • the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO), 3rd floor, 91 Murray Street, Hobart.


Links

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.



Volunteer at the Centre