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UTAS Offers Online Convict Ancestors Course

Do you want to know more about Australia’s convict past? Convict, prison and court records can provide rich, if sometimes disturbing evidence, of the lives led by past ancestors. The University of Tasmania (UTAS) “Convict Ancestors” course walks students through Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict archive. It includes important information on how to read and interpret convict […]
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2.5 Million New British Criminal Records Go Online

The latest BIG addition to Findmypast is 2.5 million British criminal records which are now online for the first time ever! This collection of historical “Crime, Prisons & Punishment records” is simply amazing, and will give you information that you will not find elsewhere. And now that they are online can you imagine just how many people worldwide are going to uncover any villains or drunkards lurking in their family trees.
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Ancestry Adds Half a Million New Dorset Records

If you’ve got Dorset ancestry, you’ll love this. Ancestry have just added almost half a million new Dorset records to the site. These include including convict records from the 1700s-1900s, as well as Jury Lists, Militia records, Vagrant passes and a whole heap more. Whether your family’s black sheep committed their crimes on land or sea, you’ll find detailed accounts of their offences, and their punishment
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