Questions about membership

How do I become a FCRC member?

Is there a membership fee?

Why hasn't my account been activated?

Why can't I login to the website?

How do I stop being a FCRC member?

How do I stop receiving FCRC emails?

What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

How do I change my password?

I'm trying to reset my password, why doesn't my token work?

What do I do if I have forgotten my username?

How do I change my email address?

How do I update my profile?

What happens to the details I provide? How are they used?

Questions about volunteering

How do I become a volunteer?

Who are our volunteers?

Questions about the Female Convicts in VDL database

How do I register as a descendant of a convict?

How do I submit information on a convict to the database?

How can I change information in the database?

Why can't I access the database?

Questions about events

How do I find out about upcoming seminars?

How do I register for a seminar?

How do I access papers presented at past seminars?

 


How do I become a FCRC member?

To become a member of the Female Convicts Research Centre, you simply need to register as a member of the FCRC website using the Register as a Member form. Membership is free.

Once you have completed the form, you will not be able to log in to the website until our volunteer Web Secretary has activated your account. This will not happen immediately—it may take a few days—please be patient. You will receive an email when your account has been activated.

Is there a membership fee?

There are no fees associated with becoming a member of the Female Convicts Research Centre. Membership is free.

Why hasn't my account been activated?

When you register as a member, our Web Secretary is notified by email that your registration is awaiting activation. Activation is a manual process (in order to deter hackers and spammers) and it can take a few days for our volunteer Web Secretary to activate your account. Please be patient. You will receive an email when your account has been activated.

Why can't I login to the website?

If you have recently registered, you may not be able to login to the website because your account is not yet activated. Activation is a manual process (in order to deter hackers and spammers) and it can take a few days for our volunteer Web Secretary to activate your account. Please be patient. You will receive an email when your account has been activated.

How do I stop being a FCRC member?

You can terminate your FCRC account at any time.

a) Login to your account and you will see a link here. 

b) Go to Members Area Menu and look for a Delete your Account link on the Your User Profile page

c) Please send us an email on the Contact Us page.

How do I stop receiving FCRC Newsletter emails?

The options for unsubscribing from email mailing lists:

a) You can select not to receive emails by editing your Update Email Subscription page, found under the Members Area menu list. 

b) You can de-select the Newsletter Email options on the "Your User Profile" page under the Members menu.

c) When emails are sent out, there should be a link at the bottom of the emails for unsubscribing from our mailing lists. 

d) You can email us and request to be taken off the email lists.

What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

If you have forgotten your password, click on the Forgot your password? link under the Member Login area. Enter your registration email address and click Submit. You will receive an email with a verification token. Type your account user name in the first field, then copy the token in the email (do not include the full stop after the token) and paste it in the second field. You will then be asked to enter a new password—enter the password in both the Password and Verify password fields, then click Submit. If you do not receive the email, check in your junk email.

How do I change my password?

You can change your password at any time. Select Your User Profile from the Members Area menu (please note, you must be logged in to the website to access this page). You will need to select a new password of at least 5 characters with at least one number, enter it in the  Password and Verify password fields, then click Save.

I'm trying to reset my password, why doesn't my token work?

For your token to work you need to highlight it (and only it) in the email you received, copy it, then paste it into the reset password form. Be careful not to highlight and copy the full stop after the token.

What do I do if I have forgotten my username?

If you have forgotten your username, click on the Forgot your username? link under the Member Login area. Enter your registration email address and click Submit. You will receive an email with your username provided. If you do not receive the email, check in your junk email.

How do I change my email address?

You can change your email address at any time. Select Your User Profile from the Members Area menu (please note, you must be logged in to the website to access this page). Scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your new email address in the Email field, then click Save.

How do I update my profile?

You can change your profile information at any time. Select Your User Profile from the Members Area menu (please note, you must be logged in to the website to access this page). Change information in any of the fields then click Save.

What happens to the details I provide? How are they used?

The details you provide in your profile are only used by the Female Convicts Research Centre. They are not provided to any third parties. 

How do I become a volunteer?

We always welcome volunteers—there are many areas in which volunteers can assist us, including Transcribing. To become a volunteer, please contact our Volunteers Coordinator and let us know what skills you have and how you would like to help. 

Who are our volunteers?

Some of our volunteers have contributed a photo and short bio to the Our Volunteers web page.

How do I register as a descendant of a convict?

To register as a descendant of a convict, please complete the Submit a Convict form, sign and then email a scanned copy or post it to us.

How do I submit information on a convict to the database?

To submit information about a convict for inclusion in our database, please complete the Submit a Convict form, then sign and scan to email or post it to us.

How can I change information in the database?

If you are not one our volunteer transcribers, and wish to change information in the database, please contact our Database Administrator with the information you wish changed. We will verify the information before making any changes.

Why can't I access the database?

To access the Female Convicts in VDL database as a researcher, you need to use the correct username and password. Please note, this is NOT the same as your username and password for logging in to the website. The Female Convicts in VDL database is hosted separately to the website. The username and password for the database is provided here (please note, you will need to logged in to the website to access this page).

How do I find out about upcoming seminars?

Information about upcoming seminars is provided here. Please note, This information is only available during the 3-month period prior to a seminar. 

How do I register for a seminar?

To register for a seminar, please complete the Seminar Registration form. Please note, This form is only available during the 3-month period prior to a seminar. 

How do I access papers presented at past seminars?

To access copies of papers presented at past seminars, visit the Seminars section of our Events page.