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 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)

  • PAYMENT:

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

convictconnections@gsq.org.au

 

Certificate of Proof

 

Completed Certificate

Download pdf Application Form to complete and forward.   Certificate of Proof Claim Form Updated