Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ireland-Australian Transportation Records

The Ireland-Australian Transportation Records are a collection of records that document the transportation of convicts covering the period 1788 to 1868. In some cases these records include members of convicts' families transported as free settlers. The records include the date and place of the conviction, the length of the conviction and the crime committed. Some of the records indicate the ship that the person was transported on from Ireland to Autralia. There is also a comment field in each of the records. Some of the records that I viewed had information about additional family members which could prove helpful in completing a family group record. This website includes the following:

* Transportation Registers, 1836-1857
* Prisoners' Petitions and Cases, 1788-1836
* State Prisoners' Petitions, 1798-179
* Convict Reference Files, 1836-1856: 1865-1868
* Free Settlers' Papers, 1828-1852
* Male Convict Register, 1842-1847
* Register of Convicts on Convict Ships, 1851-1853

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