Victorian Criminal Records

Do you have an ancestor who was criminally inclined and lived in the Victorian era?  If so, you will be pleased with recent news from the BBC Who Do You Think You Are website.

“Details of thousands of Victorian convicts can now be explored online, offering genealogists new insights into the journeys made by their criminal ancestors.

The two new collections, available to explore at, have been digitised from original documents held at The National Archives in Kew.”

To read more, check out the news article on the BBC website.