We are currently working on the full listing of NSW Convicts - all 84,000 of them!
We have posted 17 blogs from our trips around Sydney and relating them to our Convict database.
See the blogs from 2010
28th February 2010
Blog Posting "A Ghost Train to Toronto" is about Kevin and Mary's trip to Toronto, Lake Macquarie
and the historical information they discovered about
Reverend Lancelot Edward Threlkeld (1788 - 1859) and his convict servant,
Read more about Reverend Lancelot Edward Threlkeld
24th February 2010
Resource Materials section of this website has been reorganised.
17th February 2010
Kevin's research on Governor Bligh and the Rum Rebellion has been included in Resource Materials section of this website.
2nd February 2010
Kevin is currently researching Governor Bligh and recently this research lead him to the Winsor area of Sydney.
Read about his trip to Green Hills Burial Ground.
26th January 2010
Australia Day and your Convict Ancestor
In this blog, Kevin presents detailed information about PM Kevin Rudd's Convict Ancestor, Thomas Rudd, reported in the Sydney Morning Herald's article on the the PM's speech, "Rudd speaks fondly of black sheep Tom"
23rd January 2010
The German (NDR TV) Documentary "With 80,000 issues around the world program" with anchor man, Dennis Gastmann, interviewed Kevin McGuinness on the 23rd January 2010 about Australia being a Convict Nation.
Kevin was approached about six weeks ago through the website to do the interview. The interview, which went for one hour, was conducted in Hyde Park, Sydney, with the high city buildings in the background.
It was a very interesting experience. The small bag on the ground is a well known to persons who view the program in Germany, as it has been filmed in interviews conducted all over the world.
See Kevin's blog: A German Convict about this interview.
In 2009, Kevin McGuinness helped with the convict women's data for the Parragirls website.
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