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Exploring your Convict Ancestry with Val Blomer

Event Information

  • 18 Jul 2015 9:30am - 11:45am
  • Genealogical Society of Queensland, 38 Fisher Street
  • East Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: GSQ Members $12.00. Non-members $17.00

If you had an ancestor in Australia during the colonial period, the resources at GSQ may reveal that you have a convict in your family tree. You may have hit a 'brick wall' and not been able to trace an ancestor. Could covering up a convict past be the reason why?Your ancestor may have even arrived as a free person, but was there a colonial conviction which may have resulted in incarceration? Find out what resources are available to locate and find out more about convict ancestors.