Finding Convict Ancestors

The course provides a basic introduction to the main sources of information required to locating or confirming Australian convict ancestors and an understanding of the convict system. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. The course encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical organisations.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

SUGGESTED READING

  • Alexander, Alison (2010), Tasmania's Convicts, How Felons Built a Free Society. Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
  • Moore, Tony (2010), Death or Liberty, Rebels & Radicals Transported to Australia. Murdock Books, Sydney.

Please be advised that you will need to bring your own fully charged device (laptop or tablet) as well as the power cable for this course.

$125 Limited / $113

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26 Jun
Please be advised that you will need to bring your own fully charged device (laptop or tablet) as well as the power cable for this course.

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