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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania

Contact Details

By phone
Contact the Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania on 03 6232 7133 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.

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Family history research

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:

Contacting TIRS:

Address: 91 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 5538               Email:

Family tree templates

Filling out your Aboriginal family tree on a template helps record information. Templates may be downloaded below:

This a Portable Document Format (PDF) file and requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Reader is easy to download and is free of charge.

Other family history resources