Australian Convicts

For those who have convicts in their families
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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.