After a whole month of Crime, Prisons and Punishment, we review the best of our new records and offer you the chance of winning a 12 month World subscription!

Crime, Prisons and Punishment Month is adjourned!

Over the last four weeks, we've delved into history's criminal underbelly to bring you everything you need for discovering your law-breaking ancestors. If you missed any of our handy video guides, expert blogs or fascinating tales of discovery you can catch up now. We also added millions of new crime records for you to explore, including over 1.9 million additions to our England and Wales, Crime, Prisons and Punishment collection.

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Find your Time and Place in Queensland this October

We're proud to sponsor In Time and Place Local and Family History Conference this coming October 3rd and 4th. Organised by History Queensland, Genealogical Society of Queensland and Queensland Family History Society this event is a must for anyone with Sunshine State roots.

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Was your ancestor banished to these shores?

As part of Crime, Prisons and Punishment Month, we added an exciting range of new Australian convict records to the site. Find out what became of your relatives after they were transported to the penal colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and beyond.

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Frederick Mason appears in our new Convict Tickets Of Leave 1824-1874. Where in England was he convicted?

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