|It has been a traumatic month for family history researchers in New South Wales, and Australia in general. Especially those of us who proudly boast a convict or two, in their ancestry. One of our grass-roots researchers, Lesley Uebel, died after a short, traumatic illness. Lesley moderated a Roots-Web page of Port Jackson convict researchers, and created and administered the "Claim a Convict" site. Now a group of other researchers, who were particularly close to Lesley, have agreed to moderate both sites. Indeed, the "Claim a Convict" site has been totally rewritten, with a SQL data-base under-pinning its data.|
Once my membership has been moderated, I will be in-like-flynn to claim:
Joseph Puckeridge - 1801 - Earl CornwallisThe aim is to put researchers in touch with each other to share their knowledge. There is no limit on how many researchers can "claim" any individual convict.