Find your ancestors in New South Wales, Convict Arrivals 1788-1842


Do you have convict ancestry?

This index, built from government indent records, holds the details of 97,797 convicts who arrived in New South Wales between 1788 and 1842. It's a crucial genealogy tool for anyone exploring their family history or building their family tree.

With the index you can discover the name, date of arrival and the ship transported on for each convict. Upon arrival the indent list would be checked against the convicts, before the convicts were handed over to the New South Wales authorities, where most of them remained. A small number were sent elsewhere.

Data provided by Genealogical Society of Victoria.

Source: State Records NSW
Source: State Records NSW