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From: "Dianne Snowden" <>
Subject: Re: [AUS-CON] Convict FOWLERS
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:22:20 +1000
Generally speaking, the Tasmanian convict records are arranged by ship and
then alphabetically by first letter (so Fowler will be somewhere in the 'F's
but not necessarily in strict alphabetical order - the records are actually
ordered by trial place but that doesn't help if you don't know the place of
Lesley is correct in that it does help to have more information than a
surname if you are searching for a particular convict. A first name and
approximate date of arrival is a good start. Assuming you are not just
collecting FOWLER convicts, my first question to you would be: why do you
think the person you are looking for was a convict?
I have written below the steps that I take to find a Tasmanian convict. I
hope it helps.
Go to Tasmanian Convicts in the list of name indexes
Search for the name [eg FOWLER John}]
The result will look like this:
24551 Fowler John 13 Jan 1842 Barossa(1) 30 August 1841 Sheerness
Click on the database number [eg 24551]
This will bring you to a page headed 'Item Details' which has 'view this
record online'. Click on this.
This will bring you to the online images for the Barrossa (1).
On the right hand side, you can use the image number box to skip pages.
There are 367 pages for this ship I guessed that around about 100 would get
me close to 'F' so I put '100' in the box and came up with a name starting
with F. (it actually starts on p.97 and goes through to p.108) John Fowler
is on p.99. All this took only a few minutes. There may be an easier way but
this works for me.
With best wishes