Friday, 30 May 2014

Researching convicts

When researching convicts the following websites may be useful:

Hawkesbury on the Net - http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/

Free Settler or Felon - http://www.jenwilletts.com/Convict%20Ships.htm

Claim a convict - http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/index.php

Additional information about the above three sites can be found on this blog in the under the website lists label in the Unlocking family stories section.

Other sites that may be useful include:

Australian National Maritime Museum - http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1475

British Convict transportation registers database -
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/family-history/info-guides/convicts

Irish convicts to NSW - http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/ships.htm

Convict records of Australia - http://www.convictrecords.com.au/

NSW State Records Convict records -
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/research-topics/convicts/convicts

Convicts to Australia - http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/shipNSW1.html

Coraweb convict records - http://www.coraweb.com.au/convict.htm

Australian Royalty - http://australianroyalty.net.au/

There are, of course, many more sites that you will find using Google.

Ancestry.com.au and Find My Past also include records relating to convicts in Australia.

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