Note this site is underdevelopment, access to more research web sites is ongoing. 

The Hawkesbury Historical Society has provided the following links to various family research web sites to assist you in your research. The Society cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the content of each Web site and if any problems or questions should arise in your research they should be taken up immediately with the Web site owner.

The lists below have been split into those Web sites which provide free access and those which charge a fee for researching information on their web site.

As new Web sites are identified to the Society we will add them to this Web Site.

Family Research Web Sites - Free

Convict Records of Australia

This website allows you to search the British Convict transportation register for convicts transported to Australia between 1787-1867.

Convicts - National Library of Australia

This website allows you to search the British Convict transportation register for convicts transported to Australia between 1787-1867.

Convicts to Australia - Founders and Survivors

Charles Bateson's “The convict ships 1787 - 1868 is regarded as the definitive guide to Australian’s period of transportation. Information is given about the voyages to NSW, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and WA.

Irish Convicts to Australia

This database contains details of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales in the period 1788 - 1849.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online 1674 - 1913

The proceedings of the Old Bailey online are a fully searchable addition of the published accounts of 197,745 trials held at the Old Bailey London's Central Criminal Court between 1674 and 1913.

State Archives and Records N.S.W.

- N.S.W. Convict Records

Between 1788 and 1842 about 80,000 convicts were transported to New South Wales. Of these, approximately 85% were men and 15% were women.

The Digital Panopticon

This website allows you to search millions of records from around fifty datasets, relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey. Use our site to search individual convict life archives, explore and visualise data, and learn more about crime and criminal justice in the past.

Family Research Web Sites - Chargeable