Convict Group Guest Speaker

2nd August 2023
By Michele Rainger
Join Christopher Day from The National Archives UK who will talk about tracing convict records

Join us at the next meeting of the Convict Special Interest Group at 7.30pm Wednesday 9 August 2023 when we will be welcoming Christopher Day from the National Archives of the UK (TNA) to talk about tracing convicts at the TNA.

The National Archives UK holds a vast amount of criminal records, including those of individuals transported to Australia. Many of these are available online. In this talk TNA records specialist Chris Day will provide an overview of these records, how they can be searched, and how to make connections between them, via examples of individuals within the records.

Chris Day is Head of Modern British Records at The National Archives, UK, where he has worked since 2013. Chris is interested in public order, public health, and criminal justice in the long-nineteenth century in Britain and its colonies. Chris lives in South London with his wife and toddler.

He recently co-curated TNA’s major exhibition, ‘Treason: People, Power and Plot’, and co-wrote the accompanying book, A History of Treason. Click here to learn more about A History of Treason.  

This meeting is normally only open to members of Family History ACT but during National Family History Month everyone is welcome. FHACT members should register via the website as usual. Non Members can contact the Group Convenor here to find out more information. Attendance is free.

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