Certificates of Proof are available to any person who can prove descent from a convict. Additional Certificates can be obtained for family members once descent has been satisfied by our Officer of Claims.
Certificates of Kinship are available if your direct ancestor has a link to a convict – eg your ancestor may have been the brother or sister of a convict, or your ancestor may have married a convict who was not related to you. In effect, it is “a convict by association”.
HOW TO APPLY:
Print & Fill out an official Claim Form.
Provide photocopies of documentation proving your direct link to a convict.
Provide proof of your convict’s arrival in the colony.
Send Claim Form and documentation to Colonial and Convict Connections, by post or email
- The Claim Form must be accompanied by your payment and photocopies of acceptable documentation proving your direct ancestor was a transported convict – that is, using either relevant Birth, Death, or Marriage certificates; Convict Indents; Ticket of Leave; Census/Muster records; or any other documents of proof which you deem relevant. Proof of arrival in the colony is essential.
- COST OF CERTIFICATE:
$10 for initial Certificate
$4 for additional tickets for family members (includes postage)
Please send cheque or money order to – Convict Connections
c/- GSQ Inc
PO BOX 1467 CARINDALE, QLD 4152
Cheques/ Money order payable to Genealogical Society of Queensland
Direct Deposit: BSB 034-052 Account 400845
Download pdf Application Form to complete and forward. Certificate of Proof Claim Form Updated