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Past Editions of Tasmanian Ancestry Journal

Tasmanian Ancestry is the Journal of the Tasmanian Family History Society Inc., which was originally known as the Genealogical Society of Tasmania. Our journal was first published in June 1980, shortly after the formation of the Society. It is published as one volume per year, normally with four editions per volume.

Volume 1 had only three issues. Volume 9 had five issues to bring the journal into line with the membership year. Volume 12 also had five issues. Two of these were numbered ‘1’. One of these was a special issue for the AFFHO Congress in Launceston and this is referred to here as ‘1a’.

The pages in Volume 4 Number 1 were incorrectly numbered as 153 to 188 instead of 1 to 36. This error was referred to in Volume 4 Number 2 page 38.  The first four volumes were produced as size B5, that is, 176mm by 250mm, then from Volume 5 on they were produced as size A5, that is, 148mm by 210mm. These sizes have been maintained in these files.

Please note that many of the postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers may no longer be current. Always check before using any which may be found in these documents.

Printing and Searching

If you wish to print an article, please note that the page numbers in the PDF file may differ from the page numbers in the journal. Carefully select pages to print.  

These files are fully searchable; however, production of Volumes 1- 4 was via imaging which has resulted in less reliable searching than later volumes.

The first twenty volumes are also available as a DVD and can be ordered here. These are of a higher resolution than the downloadable versions available here and may give better results when both viewing  and printing. This is particularly true for some of the older volumes which have required significant compression (with some loss of quality) in order to be a suitable size for downloading. In deference to our current members, the most recent three volumes (twelve editions) will not be available online.

Download Past Editions of Volumes 1 - 36

Volume 1 1980 Volume 2 1981 Volume 3 1982
Edition:  1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
  Volume 4 1983 Volume 5 1984 Volume 6 1985
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 7 1986 Volume 8 1987 Volume 9 1988-1989
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5
Volume 10 1989-1990 Volume 11 1990-1991 Volume 12 1991-1992
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 1a 2 3 4
Volume 13 1992-1993 Volume 14 1993-1994 Volume 15 1994-1995
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 16 1995-1996 Volume 17 1996-1997 Volume 18 1997-1998
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 19 1998-1999 Volume 20 1999-2000 Volume 21 2000-2001
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 22 2001-2002 Volume 23 2002-2003 Volume 24 2003-2004
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 25 2004-2005 Volume 26 2005-2006 Volume 27 2006-2007
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 28 2007-2008 Volume 29 2008-2009 Volume 30 2009-2010
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 31 2010-2011 Volume 32 2011-2012 Volume 33 2012-2013
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 34 2013-2014 Volume 35 2014-2015 Volume 36 2015-2016
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Volume 37 2016-2017 Volume 38 2017-2018
Edition:  1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
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