How to get started
With millions of items to search, it’s not always easy to find the archive records you want. Get familiar with some archive terms and concepts. This will make searching archives easier. We have trained staff to help find records and information.
Guides to records
Our expert staff have written guides to help clients find the most useful records. Check out our family history guides, convict portal and guides on a range of popular topics. They may take you to the specific information you want.
Start with the single search box
There is a search box on every page of our website. Entering a search term here is a good first step to discover things in our collections, especially if you don’t know whether the information you are looking for is published or unpublished. The search box will find material from our library catalogue, names index, and archival records.
The Tasmanian archives tab narrows your search results to just archival records.
To do an item/ series, agency or function search, use either the drop down menu under “Everything” in the search, or limit a search via the facets after the initial search.