Australian Convicts

For those who have convicts in their families
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Updated 20 Nov 2022 To help find family connections for the Convicts of all spelling and variations. By joining the group you agree to provide the project with 3 things. 1) The surname of the person being tested. 2) The name, date and place of birth of the oldest researched male ancestor of your male patrilineal line and the oldest researched female ancestor of your matrilineal line. 3) Permission to publish the DNA results and the names, dates and places of birth of the oldest known patrilineal or matrilineal ancestor. For those who arrived in Australia, "courtesy" of the British Government. Although both the "First Fleet" and the "Second Fleet" are important and more information is known about them than that of many sailings, it is the fact that your ancestor was forcibly transported which is the criteria of the project. You will preferably know on which ship your ancestor was carried. (The First Fleet consisted of Alexander, Charlotte, Friendship, Lady Penrhyn, Prince of Wales, Scarborough. The Second Fleet consisted of Lady Juliana, Guardian, Justinian, Surprize (or Surprise), Neptune, Scarborough. There was also HMS Glatton 1802 - the only Royal Naval vessel to have transported convicts. Once you join, please ensure you advise the admins of your DIRECT paternal ancestor's ship, the date of arrival and the port of disembarkation. If you do not know these details, please write and say so. (This also applies to your DIRECT maternal ancestor's arrival details). Should you have NOT tested Y-DNA or mtDNA (and only FF), these details are unnecessary.