Researching your family history
Tasmanian Information and Research Service (TIRS)
The Tasmanian Information and Research Service (TIRS) is the contact point for people needing assistance to research their family history. The staff can:
- assist people with their research
- provide access to the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) collections.
TIRS will need detailed family information such as, full names and dates of births of the people you are enquiring about.
Family History Portal
The new Family History Portal, managed by TIRS, has updated guides to Aboriginal records and Aboriginal ancestry to assist with family history research about:
Address: 91 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: (03) 6165 5538 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family tree templates
Filling out your Aboriginal family tree on a template helps record information. Templates may be downloaded below:
- Family history template (MS Word 38KB)
- Family history template (PDF 21KB)
Other family history resources
A repository of Australian material provided by the National Library of Australia
- National Archives of Australia - Aboriginal people resources
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies
A leading research, collecting and publishing institution in the field of Australian Indigenous studies.
- Finding your family
- Centre for Indigenous Family History Studies
- Growth of a People by Norman Tindale