Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/8/2007

Were your ancestors Australian convicts?

Over two million Britons are related to convicts sent to Australia from the late 18th Century, a new online database has revealed.

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For the first time, Ancestry.co.uk has launched the most comprehensive collection of convict transportation records online The Convict Transportation Registers: 1788-1868, which include most of the 163,021 convicts transported to Australia during the 18th and 19th Centuries. There is a one in 30 chance of Brits having a convict ancestor listed among the records. for more click here

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