Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Unlocking family stories - shipping and immigration

Information about shipping and immigration can be found on a number of sites.

The Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) - http://prov.vic.gov.au/ - has shipping records for those coming and leaving Victoria until 1923.
The PROV provides useful guides to assist researchers using their records.
Searching the Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists for Hutton and then scrolling through the pages for records relating to William Hutton.
In the records the name William has been recorded in many forms.

National Archives of Australia - http://naa.gov.au - holds records relating to migration after 1923.

To locate additional sites about shipping lists online a good place to start is CoraWeb - 
Many resources are available recording the arrival of the convicts in Australia.
Books include Charles Bateson, The convict ships 1787-1868.
Books have also been written about specific journeys - Sian Rees, The floating brothel (The Lady Juliana).

Websites about convict ships include:
Convict ships to Australia - http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/ships.html
Irish convicts to New South Wales - http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/ships.htm
Free settler or felon? - http://www.jenwilletts.com

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