The Library’s Convict Research Guides are geared to family historians researching convict ancestors.
Many of the AJCP records are lists and registers of convicts that lend themselves to digitisation and you can search for the name of a convict in databases such as Ancestry and Findmypast.
The Research Guides include all relevant Home Office classes in addition to related records from other Departments such as the:
A wide range of records relating to a convict’s life in the UK, including their trial, imprisonment, and transportation to Australia.
AJCP records include:
The Guide includes records of other departments including:
The guide includes supplementary sources such as British newspaper eresources. These databases are only available to NSW residents with a Library card.
AJCP records are from HO 10 and comprise:
Records from the Colonial Office are also included in particular CO 201 NSW and CO 280 Tasmania (applications to the Colonial Office in London re life in the Colonies).
The guide includes many sources from NSW State Records, as the Colonial Government superseded the Colonial Office in the administration of the Australian colonies.