Finding out that you have a convict ancestor is an exciting discovery, not only because they are considered "Australian Royalty", but also because of the wealth of convict records that catalogue everything from the offence for which they were tried, to their height and eye colour. But moving beyond shipping indents, tickets of leave, certificates of freedom and pardons, what else can be discovered from less well-utilised sources including court and gaol records, official correspondance, and government gazettes. How do the convict records of New South Wales and Van Diemen's land differ? And how can these records be combined with civil records and newspaper reports to produce a more accurate and complete picture of the life of your convict ancestor. Please note: This session will be presented online.