20 July 2012

Do you have a British Convict sent to Australia in your family tree?

For most of us, the answer is probably NO.

And, given any English heritage, you “might” have a distant cousin who was!

The State Library of Queensland (Australia) has made available The British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database which has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records. It includes details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more.  More detailed information is available about this convict database. You can also find out about the creation and launch of the database.

Is there a British Convict in your ancestral tree? Do share.






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