Ancestry.com. Tasmanien, Australien, register över vigslar i The Mercury, 1854-1962 [webbaserad databas]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Originaldata: J & F O’Shea and K & A Whitton, comp. “Indexes to Birth, Death and Marriage Notices.” Tasmanian Family History Society Inc., Hobart Branch.

 Tasmanien, Australien, register över vigslar i The Mercury, 1854-1962

Den här datasamlingen innehåller ett register över vigselnotiser publicerade i tidningen mellan 1854 och 1962. Detta register är en elektronisk version av två sammanställda register, O’Shea-registren för The Mercury 1854 till 1930 och Whitton-registren för The Mercury 1858 till 1899. Utskrifter på papper av dessa register finns tillgängliga genom Hobart-avdelningen i den tasmanska släktforskningsföreningen (Tasmanien Family History Society). O’Shea-registren har sammanställts av Joyce och Frank O’Shea, och Whitton-registren har sammanställs av Kevin och Albert Whitton. Båda dessa familjer har ägnat många år åt att arbeta för den tasmanska genealogiska föreningen.

The Mercury newspaper was begun in 1854 at which time it was published twice a week. In 1858 it became a daily newspaper and has been a daily ever since.

This data collection contains an index to marriage notices posted in the newspaper from 1854-1962. This index is an electronic version of two published compiled indexes – the O’Shea Indexes to The Mercury 1854-1930 and Whitton’s Indexes to The Mercury 1858-1899. Hardcopies of these published indexes are available at the Hobart Branch of the Tasmanian Family History Society. The O’Shea Indexes were compiled by Joyce and Frank O’Shea, while the Whitton’s Indexes were compiled by Kevin and Albert Whitton. Both of these families donated many years of work to the Tasmanian Family History Society.

Information listed in this collection includes:

  • Bride’s and groom’s name
  • Marriage date
  • Date notice was published in the newspaper
  • Other details

Sometimes where two or more entries are listed (as for a marriage with one or more anniversaries), variations may occur in the spelling of names. Cross-references, wedding anniversaries to 1960, the usual place of residence, or the place where an event occurred (especially those outside Tasmania) are in the Other Details field. An extra date here signifies a second entry in the newspaper and should be checked for additional information.

As this database is only an index, additional information may be found in the original marriage notices published in the newspaper. With the marriage date and the date the notice was published in the newspaper it shouldn’t be very difficult to locate the original entry. Copies of older editions of newspapers are often available on microfilm at local community or university libraries. For additional information, contact the Hobart Branch of the Tasmanian Family History Society, www.hobart.tasfhs.org.