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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Convict Transportation-Free registers database. Index to Tasmanian Convicts-Free to search with free to view results. Australian medical pioneers-Free index-1700s-1875. Tasmaian Free Index and images for Wills & Letters of Administration from 1824-1989 and Census Records 1837-1857.

Many of our Ancestors in Kent went to Australia either freely or as prisoners. There is now a lot of information available on the Internet that can help in tracing these people and much of it is free to search with many sites having images or details that are free to view.

Convict transportation registers database.

People convicted of crimes and shipped to Australia as convicts came from all parts of England, including Kent.

The database has been compiled from British Home Office (HO) records as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP). The HO 11 Criminal – Convict Transportation Registers series has been indexed by the State Library of Queensland and the index is free to search, the basic results are also free to view. They include name, details of the Sentence (when convicted, where and what for) date of departure, the vessel and place of arrival.

Some 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are  in this database. Including prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Port Phillip. Western Australia and Norfolk Island. As well as some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period of 1787 to 1867.
You can search the database at  Convicts Transportation Database

Australian medical pioneers Free index- 1700s-1875

The AMPI website was developed and funded by the State Library of Victoria through Vicnet and Victoria's Virtual Library.

This is a database of over 3000 medical pioneers, doctors who were registered or qualified in Australia, were resident in Australia, or visited  in a professional capacity, before 1875. Ships' surgeons, convict doctors, general practitioners and medical specialists are included. Not only is the index free to search the results are also free to view. Australian Medical Pioneers 1700's-1875 

Index to Tasmanian Convicts. Free to search with free to view results.

This is comprehensive index of all convicts transported to Tasmania and those who were convicted (through the convict system) in the colony. It was created by indexing all original records we held by the Archives Office of Tasmania from the beginning of transportation in 1804 until 1853 when transportation ceased. The latest entry in the database for the locally convicted convicts is 1893. Some 76,000 people are indexed.

The database can be searched at  Tasmanian Convicts Their is also an image database of medical workplaces, people and transport that covers the same period. Medical Picture Gallery

Free Index and images of Wills & Letters of Administration from 1824-1989 and Census Records 1837-1857.

The Archives Office of Tasmania is worthwhile searching if you had ancestors who went to Tasmania. Another free Index with copies of the original records can be searched at Index to Wills   Census Indexes with Free images can be searched at Census Database

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