Tracing your Family Tree in Launceston, Tasmania

It's not surprising how many people's roots come back to Tasmania and how many people are searching for information on their past generations. Launceston has an excellent museum and library which are great places to start when researching your family tree. There you will find a wealth of knowledge, records, pictures and paraphenalia since when Launceston and many other areas of Van Dieman's Land were settled. BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park is central to all of Northern Tasmania so wherever your research leads you we are the perfect base. Who knows, you might find a skeleton or two in your family cupboard........

Is it time to trace your family history?

Launceston is steeped in a rich and vibrant history.  For the past 40,000 years the Palawa people (Tasmanian Aboriginal people) lived in harmony with the land and performed ceremonial dances and songs at culturally important places which included Launceston's Cataract Gorge. Launceston was then settled by the Europeans in 1806 . If your ancestory goes back to the earliest settlements of Australia there is a good chance that you will find your family tree has some branches in Launceston and the surrounding areas. Now the question is : where to begin? Online research can provide some information but it doesn't offer the atmosphere of visiting where your ancestors have lived and worked. We all know that local knowledge is gold and there are lots of local history buffs who love to share their knowledge so the best starting point is to contact the following :

  • Tasmanian Family History Society
  • Launceston Historical Society
  • QVMAG - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
  • LINC Launceston - Launceston Library

We have all of the contact numbers, maps etc to help you climb up that family tree.



Call: 1300 730 051

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