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Contributing to Chainletter (deadline: 21 August 2011)

Would you like to contribute to Chainletter, the Founders and Survivors Newsletter? The deadline for contributions to issue number 8 is 21 August 2011. If you are interested in contributing an article, please contact Janet McCalman on

Founders and Survivors research news

On 18 July, the University of Melbourne hosted a workshop for 'Convicts and Diggers' chief researchers. Twenty researchers attended from Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Canberra.

Melbourne transcribers' workshop - cap on attendance

Due to popular demand, we will have to limit attendance for Colette McAlpine's transcription workshop to 45. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to if you have not already done so.

Details of the workshop are at

Transcribers' Workshop for Tasmanian Female Convict Records, 12 February 2011

Transcribers' Workshop for Tasmanian Female Convict Records with Colette McAlpine of the Female Factory Research Group.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

RSVP to by Tuesday 8 February 2011.

Learn how to transcribe the digitised description, indent and conduct records of Tasmanian female convicts into the Female Family Founders Database. This database is an initiative of the Female Factory Research Group.


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