Friday, September 01, 2006

ancestry in Australia


Australia Top Databases

Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868 - Free
New South Wales, Australia 1828 - 1842: Bounty Immigrants List - Free
Maryborough, Queensland Australia Immigrants from the British Isles & Germany 1861-91 - Free
Rebellion of 1837, Upper Canada - Free

Australia Immigration & Naturalization Records
New South Wales, Australia 1828 - 1842: Bounty Immigrants List - Free

Australia Military Records
Rebellion of 1837, Upper Canada - Free

Australia Court, Land, Probate Records

Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868 - Free

Maryborough, Queensland Australia Immigrants from the British Isles & Germany 1861-91 - Free

he accepted authoritative work on Australian convicts is Charles Bateson's Convict Ships (Library of Australian History, out of print); in it, Bateson states that 160,151 total convicts were sent to Australia. Although most of the convicts were from the British Isles, some were also from various British colonies. The British Government first sent convicts to New South Wales, Australia in 1788, after the American Revolution. But NSW refused to accept convicts after 1842 because the population had grown after the success of free immigration. Convicts were first sent to Tasmania (formerly Van Diemens Land) in 1803. Western Australian accepted male convicts only from 1850 to 1868. [An attempt was also made to send convicts to Port Phillip (Melbourne, Victoria), but this failed.]

This database is an index compiled from the convict indexes for each state, from numerous publications, and also from many Internet sites. It gives the name of the convict, his/her age or birth year, birthplace or place of trial, occupation, marital status, ship, and year of arrival. The database includes more than 48,000 names of convicts sent to Australia between 1788 and 1868.

After the American Revolution, England was no longer able to dispose of its convicts in the New World. Instead, it turned its attention to Australia. In 1788, the first fleet of convicts was sent from the British Isles. This transportation scheme continued until 1868 and primarily involved three Australian states: New South Wales (NSW) from 1788; Tasmania (Van Diemens Land) from 1803; and Western Australia from 1850.

The information collected in this database is quite detailed at times, including physical descriptions, although the convict indentures up until approximately 1813 in NSW can be quite brief. Children as young as 10 were charged and transported, and because the convicts came from various British colonies, their roots are quite diverse.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

25 years ago I lived for music

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

KIRSTINE MØLLER ancestors and cousins wanted

Allan Eugene BORUM

husband Allan Eugen Borum b: 19 SEP 1885
second wife and mother of his child: Kirstine Møller b: 7 AUG 1895 in Sorø but not found i kirkebøg
was a carrier of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)
and one of her descendants is going blind.

his sister Irma Ingeborg is not a carrier and married Frithjof Werner
from Aarhus and they both ended up and died in USA

their living danish relatives would like to re-establish contact

my source was Dansk Ingeniørstat 1942
on the open shelves of the reading room at Landsarkiv København with many other biographical reference works comparable to the Army List or Crockfords in UK genealogy

a stray but probably not related to Karl Dane
Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb

Andreas Christian Gottlieb

Monday, August 28, 2006

1911 census of Ireland
FREE Website on families and households in West Belfast, ireland in 1911

technical problems with posting

but I made this from my new mobile phone on the bus
the side bar appears below the blog in the Sony Ericsson browser

and I browsed to my family tree on World Connect
which is handy if I am in an archive and have forgotten a date