Australian Convicts Special Interest Group
This group is for anyone interested in finding details of their convict ancestors and for those who have even a hint that they may have a convict. Bring along any information that may help us to start you in your research, keep this to a minimum to start with. We have some good resources to assist in this task, with good jotters, and ‘how to’ books available for a small cost.
We are looking for ideas on how to make this group more interesting and interactive, like visits to local convict sites, asking local Councils to assist in updating some old graveyards that have fallen into disrepair i.e. St Albans. Other projects are updating our “Brought in by the Tide” book. We have also started a folder with stories of our convicts and this could be worked on. Any member is welcome to join us; we like to hear about your convict.
The Australian Convict SIG is moderated by June Johnston and is held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month between 10am - 12pm
Contact the Cottage for more information
Ten Useful Sites for Convict Research - click here