Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Prime Minister has convict heritage

A 12 year old convict who arrived in Australian on the Second Fleet, a coin forger, an Irish foundling and free settler farmers are among PM's Kevin Rudd's forebears. A recent report in "The Age" describes the research undertaken by The Church of Latter-Day Saints which was presented to the Prime Minister last month. Read about it here.
Many convict records can now be accessed via the Ancestry database. Visit your local branch library at YPRL where you can access Ancestry via the library website at any computer.

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