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



Register as a Member

Please consider becoming a member by completing the Membership Registration form.   We welcome members from interstate and overseas, as well as those from Tasmania.

Access our Female Convicts in Van Diemen's Land Database

Becoming a member of the Female Convicts Research Centre allows you 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.

Members' Forum

Members have access to a forum where they can ask other members for advice or share their convict stories. 

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Register as a Family Researcher

Members can have their 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

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


Your Membership Account

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 sign up for membership 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.