Frequently asked questions
Can you use Boolean searching or wildcards?
No, but the Tasmanian Names Index uses fuzzy logic to provide relevant search results even if the original question is unclear or misspelt. Fuzzy logic searching allows you to find not only results from the name or other term that you have searched for, but also ones that are related to it. For example, a search for Healy will also find Healey.
Where can I find more information on my heritage?
Our online guides provide a wealth of information for the family historian or anyone doing research about Tasmania and Tasmanians.
What can I do if I find a mistake?
Our policy is to index names as they are spelt in the original record. If you find any other mistakes or missing records you can help us make our Names Index even better by letting us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there anywhere else I can search for names?
You can search Tasmanian Archives Online for names.
What can I do if I need help using the Names Index?
Contact us to get help during business hours.
Are these the same Birth Death and Marriage records I used to find through the Pioneers Index and microfilm?
Yes, but with the Tasmanian Names Index you can search and view the records online instead of having to get a reference number and then search a microfilm for the corresponding record.