Thanks for this useful info
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at 9:55 am, Mike via AUS-TASMANIA <
I stumbled across this notice on THE LIST website tonight.
Sounds really good, as long as the digital access and indexing works.
Given the short time frame, I wonder of the 'Index' will simply be PDFs of
the paper indexes, rather than a fully digital one?
Also good to see that the originals are (at last!) going to TAHO.
Note access continues during the digitisation, but times limited.
OFFICE CIRCULAR No. 6/2017
DATE: 6 DECEMBER 2017
CIRCULAR MEMORANDUM: 6/2017
SUBJECT: DIGITISATION OF RECORDS
The purpose of this Circular is to notify you of impending changes to the
way the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
(DPIPWE) and Land Tasmania houses records in the Lands Building at 134
DPIPWE is introducing a contemporary, digital method of working and this
includes digitisation of a wide range of Land Tasmania paper records
currently stored in the Lands Building. Work has commenced on a project to
scan, compile and index the Registry of Deeds with the aim for documents to
be available in the future via online access.
The digitisation process will commence from mid-December 2017, completing
by May 2018. Deeds Indexes are expected to be available online in February
2018, with the remaining Deeds Memorials accessible online by July 2018.
The Project will deliver digital copies of over 1.5 million records,
allowing more convenient and instant access through The LIST.
It is important to note that the Deeds Office in the Lands Building will
remain accessible during digitisation. However, not all documents may be
available for search. Please contact Richard Fielding by email at
Richard.Fielding(a)dpipwe.tas.gov.au for availability. Land Tasmania is
committed to supporting its clients accessing these records for property
transactions and will provide staff escorted access to the Deeds Office
during the digitisation period, to ensure the safety of clients as records
will be boxed in preparation for their relocation to the Tasmanian Archives
and Heritage Office for long-term preservation.
For the general public undertaking family history research, limited access
will be available by appointment. Please email titles enquiries at
Titles.Enquiries(a)dpipwe.tas.gov.au for available times.
If you have any questions about the digitisation process, please contact
the Project Manager Anita Yan on (03) 6165 4128 for further information
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