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Tasmania - Organisation

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (1989 - )

From
1989
Categories
Government Agency
Website
http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm/

The Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages replaced the Registrar-General's Division in 1989. In 2014, the Registrar maintains registers of births, deaths, marriages, deeds of relationships, and adoptions, changes of name, and changes of sex for people born in Tasmania. It holds church records from 1803 to 1839 and birth, death, and marriage records from 1839 to the present.

Details

In 1989, along with other divisions in the Law Department, the Registrar became part of the Department of Justice. It remained with the Department of Justice when it became the Department of Justice and Industrial Relations in 1998 and again in 2004 when it reverted to the Department of Justice. In 2014, the Registrar is part of the Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Division of the Department of Justice.

Timeline

 1838 - 1882 Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
       1882 - 1924 Statistical and General Registry Department
             1924 - 1959 General Registry Department
                   1959 - 1972 Registrar-General's Department
                         1972 - 1989 Registrar-General's Division
                               1989 - Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Prepared by: Caroline Evans