Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/7/2007

18th century convicts go online

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The records of tens of thousands of British convicts sent to Australia from the end of the 18th Century have been put online for the first time.

Details include their name, when they were convicted, the length of sentence and which penal colony they went to.

Ancestry.co.uk features records of 160,000 convicts transported to Australia between 1788 and 1868.

It is estimated two million Britons living today will have a convict ancestor listed in the records. for more click here

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