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Agency:
Registrar-General's Department
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1838
End Date:
15 Mar 1983
Description:
The registration of births, deaths and marriages, performing civil marriages and effecting legitimations. Registration of titles to land and associated documents. At the time of its creation the Department was solely concerned with registration of births, deaths and marriages. In 1972 it was amalgamated with the Lands Titles Department, gaining responsibility for registration of titles and deed. On 15 March 1983 the Department was amalgamated with the Attorney-Generals and Prisons Departments to create the Law Department retaining its identity as a Division of the new Department.--PREVIOUS AGENCY------: The evolution of this Department is complex and has not been fully registered (as at 1991). Responsibility for registration of births, deaths and marriages evolved as follows: 1838-1882 Supreme Court Registry, 1882-1924 Statistical and General Registry Department, 1924-1930 Registration Department, 1930-1934 Operated as a Division of Treasury, 1934-1959 Registration Department in own right again, renamed in 1959. Responsibility for registering deeds and titles to land evolved as follows: 1857-1924 Registry of Deeds Office, 1862-1924 Lands'Titles Office (for land held under the Torrens Title System), 1924-1972 Lands' Titles Department (formed by amalgamation of the above Offices), 1972 - Amalgamated with Registrar-General's Department.
The Department was also responsible for the administration of the Adoption of Children Acts 1920 and 1960. This responsibility was transferred to the Department of Social Welfare in 1961.
Legislation Administered:
Abandoned Lands Act 1973 (part), Adoption Act 1920 and 1960, Conveyancing and Land Property Act 1884, Land Titles Act 1980, Local Government Act 1982 (part), Marriages Registration Act 1962, Public Trust Act 1882, Registration of Births and Deaths Acts 1895 and 1957, Registration of Deeds Act 1935
Legislation Creating:
SR 1959/209
Subsequent Agencies:
Law Department (TA373)15 Mar 198317 Jul 1989

Registrar-General's Division (TA914)15 Mar 1983
Series Created By Agency:
RGD38 Index to Baptisms in Tasmania.01 Jan 180331 Dec 1933

RGD40 Index to Burials in Tasmania.01 Jan 180331 Dec 1933

RGD42 Index to Marriages (Pre Civil Registration).01 Jan 180331 Dec 1838

RGD32 Registers of Baptisms in Tasmania.01 Jan 180331 Dec 1933

RGD34 Registers of Burials in Tasmania.01 Jan 180331 Dec 1933

RGD36 Registers of Marriages (Pre Civil Registration).01 Jan 180331 Dec 1838

RGD39 Indexes to Hobart Births and Launceston and Country Births.01 Jan 183831 Dec 1899

RGD41 Indexes to Hobart, Launceston, and Country Deaths.01 Jan 183831 Dec 1899

RGD33 Registers of Births in Hobart, Launceston and Country Districts01 Jan 183831 Dec 1969

RGD35 Registers of Hobart Deaths and Launceston and Country Districts Deaths.01 Jan 183831 Dec 1899

RGD95 Brighton Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry.10 Nov 183818 Nov 1852

AC853 Brighton Registry - Index to Births in Brighton District.01 Jan 183931 Dec 1910

RGD43 Indexes to Marriages.01 Jan 183931 Dec 1899

RGD24 Oatlands Registry - Index to Register of Births.01 Jan 183931 Dec 1900

RGD28 Oatlands Registry - Index to Register of Deaths.01 Jan 183931 Dec 1900

RGD37 Registers of Marriages (All Districts).01 Jan 183931 Dec 1899

RGD74 Sorell Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Sorell.01 Jan 183931 Dec 1969

RGD27 Oatlands Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Oatlands.14 Jan 183915 Dec 1969

RGD23 Oatlands Registry - Register of Births in the District of Oatlands.16 Jan 183919 Dec 1930

RGD44 Brighton Registry - Registers of Births in the District of Brighton.25 Jan 183913 Nov 1969

RGD56 Hamilton Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Hamilton.12 Feb 183922 Dec 1969

RGD55 Hamilton Registry - Register of Births in the District of Hamilton.17 Jun 183922 Dec 1969

RGD73 Sorell Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Sorell.11 Jul 183918 Nov 1969

RGD71 Sorell Registry - Registers of Births in the District of Sorell & Prosser's Plains.02 Aug 183901 Apr 1967

RGD84 Register of Baptisms (or Dedications) by Rev Henry Dowling, Baptist Minister in Launceston (including Dowling's Genealogy).17 Jan 184130 Dec 1855

RGD99 Glamorgan Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Glamorgan.01 Jan 184231 Dec 1922

RGD72 Sorell Registry - Indexes to Births registered in the District of Sorell.01 Jan 184231 Dec 1960

RGD25 Oatlands Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry.19 Jun 184228 Jul 1897

RGD62 Kingston Registry - Register of Marriages in the District of Kingston.22 Jun 184229 Aug 1865

RGD85 Register of Burials Performed by Rev Henry Dowling, Baptist Minister in Launceston.15 Dec 184204 Oct 1865

RGD57 Hamilton Registry - Notices of Marriage in the District of Hamilton.01 Jan 184327 Mar 1851

RGD80 Tasman Peninsula Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Tasman Peninsula.01 Jan 184331 Dec 1969

RGD81 Tasman Peninsula Registry - Register of Marriages in the District of Tasman Peninsula.01 Jan 184303 Sep 1895

RGD18 Campbell Town Registry - Register of Births in the District of Campbell Town.07 Sep 184325 Feb 1901

RGD8 Bothwell Registry - Register of Births in the District of Bothwell.15 Dec 184302 Apr 1964

RGD101 Bothwell Registry - Index to Register of Births.01 Jan 184431 Dec 1952

RGD78 Tasman Peninsula Registry - Index to Births registered in the District of Tasman Peninsula.01 Jan 184431 Dec 1969

RGD77 Tasman Peninsula Registry - Registers of Births in the District of Tasman Peninsula.01 Jan 184429 Oct 1969

RGD19 Campbell Town Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Campbell Town.10 Jan 184426 Oct 1907

RGD17 Bothwell Registry - Registers of Death in the District of Bothwell.13 Jan 184402 Jun 1969

RGD79 Tasman Peninsula Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Tasman Peninsula.19 Jan 184424 Dec 1969

RGD16 Bothwell Registry - Register of Marriages in the District of Bothwell.27 Jun 184403 Jan 1874

RGD76 Sorell Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry in the District of Sorell.26 Sep 184513 Feb 1920

RGD68 Richmond Registry - Indexes to Births registered in the District of Richmond.01 Jan 184631 Dec 1947

RGD67 Richmond Registry - Register of Births in the District of Richmond.03 Jun 184601 May 1969

RGD69 Richmond Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Richmond.05 Aug 184622 Dec 1969

RGD20 Clarence Registry - Registers of Births in the District of Clarence.15 Oct 184627 May 1959

RGD48 Clarence Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Clarence.01 Jan 184721 Mar 1961

RGD22 Clarence Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Clarence.02 Jan 184723 Dec 1969

AE827 Campbell Town Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry in the District of Campbell Town22 Jun 184801 Jun 1859

RGD63 Norfolk Island Registry - Register of Births in the District of Norfolk Island.30 Aug 184822 Jan 1855

RGD64 Norfolk Island Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Norfolk Island.01 Jan 184912 May 1852

AD386 Register of Correspondence received.02 Jan 185124 Aug 1852

RGD1 Counterfoils of Marriage Certificates issued in Respect of Marriages Performed at Hobart, Launceston and Franklin Registry Offices, and by Various Religious Denominations.01 Jan 185230 Apr 1963

RGD15 Statisticians Office - Statistical Returns from Municipalities.30 Oct 185204 Apr 1864

RGD21 Clarence Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry.23 Apr 185304 Jun 1859

RGD26 Oatlands Registry - Register of Marriages in the District of Oatlands.01 Feb 185419 Apr 1911

RGD88 Damaged Pages from Marriage Registers That have Been Replaced with Copies.01 Jan 185531 Dec 1892

RGD61 Kingston Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Kingston.01 Jan 185631 Dec 1869

RGD3 Hobart Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry.01 Jun 185631 May 1931

RGD89 Franklin Registry - Register of Births.01 Nov 185630 Jun 1887

RGD90 Franklin Registry - Register of Deaths.01 Nov 185631 Dec 1903

RGD65 Ralph's Bay Registry - Register of Births in the District of Ralph's Bay.25 Nov 185623 Jan 1912

RGD60 Kingston Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Kinston.01 Dec 185629 Oct 1969

RGD92 Victoria Registry - Register of Births in the District of Victoria (Huon).01 Dec 185630 Sep 1893

RGD91 Franklin Registry - Register of Notices of Intention to Marry.01 Jan 185731 Dec 1863

RGD59 Kingston Registry - Index of Births registered in the District of Kingston.01 Jan 185731 Dec 1967

RGD93 Victoria Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Victoria (Huon).01 Feb 185715 May 1912

RGD75 Sorell Registry - Register of Marriages in the District of Sorell & Prosser's Plains.04 Feb 185727 Nov 1892

AE1003 Deloraine Registry-Notices of Intention to Marry07 Mar 185707 Nov 1939

RGD66 Ralph's Bay Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Ralph's Bay.17 Apr 185726 Sep 1911

AE1002 Deloraine Registry-Register of Marriages01 Jun 185706 Aug 1913

RGD11 Office of the Registrar of Patents - Index of Applications for Letters Patent in the Colony.01 Jan 185831 Dec 1904

RGD12 Office of the Registrar of Patents - Index of Inventions for Which Letters Patent were Sought in the Colony.01 Jan 185831 Dec 1904

RGD94 Victoria Registry - Register of Notices of Intention to Marry.01 Jan 185831 Dec 1895

RGD10 Office of the Registrar of Patents - Applications for Letters Patent in the Colony.01 Jan 185931 Dec 1893

RGD52 Green Ponds Registry - Index to Births registered in the District of Green Ponds.01 Jan 186631 Dec 1946

RGD54 Green Ponds Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Green Ponds.01 Jan 186631 Dec 1945

RGD53 Green Ponds Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Green Ponds.12 Mar 186625 Nov 1969

RGD51 Green Ponds Registry - Registers of Births in the District of Green Ponds.07 Apr 186625 Mar 1966

RGD102 Bothwell Registry - Register of Buildings for the Soleminisation of Marriages under 2 Vic No 8.01 Jan 186731 Dec 1867

RGD9 Office of the Registrar of Patents - Registers of Applications for and the Grant of Certificates of Registration of Trade Marks, with Details of Gazettal and Copies of Marks.01 Dec 186930 Jun 1906

RGD14 Statisticians Office - Municipal Financial Returns Furnished by the Principal Auditor.01 Jan 187431 Dec 1875

RGD7 Bothwell Registry - Letters received from the Registrar-General.01 Jan 188128 Feb 1881

RGD82 Tasman Peninsula Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry in the District of Tasman Peninsula.26 Sep 188127 Aug 1898

RGD70 Richmond Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Richmond.01 Jan 188331 Dec 1969

RGD86 Declarations of Marriage Made by Parties Intending to Be Married at Baptist Church, Launceston During Pastorate of Rev W White.07 Jul 188314 Mar 1888

RGD58 Kingston Registry - Registers of Births in the District of Kingston.09 Feb 188420 May 1969

RGD83 Hobart Registry - Register of Births of Still-Born Children.07 Jul 188422 Nov 1895

RGD45 Brighton Registry - Registers of Deaths in the District of Brighton.15 Oct 188512 Nov 1969

RGD87 Damaged Pages from Birth Registers That have Been Replaced with Copies.01 Jan 189131 Dec 1899

RGD29 Ross Registry - Register of Births in the District of Ross.28 Dec 189520 May 1932

RGD30 Ross Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Ross.02 May 189611 Jun 1932

RGD103 Lyell Registry - Index to Register of Births.01 Jan 189831 Dec 1913

RGD49 Gordon Registry - Register of Births in the District of Gordon.13 Apr 190120 Dec 1911

RGD50 Gordon Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Gordon.06 Jun 190114 Nov 1911

RGD97 Waratah Registry - Index to Births registered in the District of Waratah.01 Jan 190231 Dec 1913

RGD98 Waratah Registry - Index to Deaths registered in the District of Waratah.01 Jan 190231 Dec 1913

AD443 Register of Midwifery Nurses.01 Apr 190231 Oct 1976

AD502 Burnie Registry - Register of Marriages.01 Jun 190430 Nov 1957

RGD13 Office of the Registrar of Patents - Register of Correspondence relating to Trade- Marks.01 Jan 190631 Dec 1908

AD503 Burnie Registry - Correspondence and associated relating to Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages.01 Jan 191131 Dec 1962

RGD46 Bruny Island Registry - Registers of Births in the District of Bruny Island.20 Apr 191211 Mar 1969

RGD47 Bruny Island Registry - Register of Deaths in the District of Bruny Island.08 Jun 191230 Oct 1969

AD501 Burnie Registry - Notices of Intention to Marry.20 May 191802 Oct 1930

AD414 Miscellaneous Correspondence, Flinders Island Registry.01 Jan 192831 Dec 1957

AD412 Notification Forms for Registration of Birth, Flinders Island Registry.01 Jan 193031 Dec 1967

AB451 Ringarooma Registry - Register of Marriages in the District of Ringarooma.01 Jan 193031 Dec 1963

AD413 Notification Forms for Registration of Death, Flinders Island Registry.01 Jan 193231 Dec 1965

RGD96 Zeehan - Correspondence of the Council Clerk As Local Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.01 Jan 193631 Dec 1939

RGD2 Correspondence relating to the Registration of, and Searches for Births, Deaths, Marriages [S R D].01 Jan 193930 Nov 1939

RGD31 Ross Registry - Declarations of Legitimation.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1954

RGD100 Bothwell Registry - Copy of Particulars Required for the Registration of Death.01 Sep 194630 Jun 1960

AD411 Register of Marriages, Flinders Island Registry.01 Mar 195030 Apr 1963

RGD4 Indexes to Notices received of Intention to Marry.01 Jan 195231 Dec 1961

RGD6 Alphabetical Register of Celebrants' Marriage Notices received.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1956

RGD5 Index to Births.01 Jan 196031 Dec 1960