Registration is entirely free and entitles access to the Female Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land database.



Register as a Guest Researcher

Please consider registering as a Guest Researcher by completing the Guest Researcher Registration Form.   We welcome guest researchers from interstate and overseas, as well as those from Tasmania.  Guest Researchers' subscriptions are for 12 months, renewal each 12 months.

Access our Female Convicts in Van Diemen's Land Database

As a Guest Researcher you will have access to more information on our website and access to the Female Convicts in Van Diemen's Land database.  For more information on the database please visit the page About the VDL Database.


You have access to a forum where you can ask other researchers for advice or share their convict stories. 

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Register as a Family Researcher

You can have your details recorded in the database as a family researcher.  We can then put you in touch with other family researchers of the convict you are researching, or contact you if new information is found.  Please complete the Share your convict story form.


Share your Convict Story

You are able to share their convict stories, images or documents.  We can add your stories to the website or the database.


Your Registration Questions

There are answers to many of your questions on the FAQ page. Any other questions can be answered by one of our volunteers by contacting usPlease remember that the FCRC is run by volunteers. Please be patient and we will attend to you as quickly as possible.

When you register you will be able to view and edit your account profile

You can edit your email newsletter subscriptions

You can terminate your account on edit your account profile page.