02 September 2009

Descendants of Convicts from the 1700s still needed

Several weeks ago, Nathan Murphy had an offer that was mentioned in Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Summarizing the offer:

If you can provide convincing evidence that your ancestor was one of the first 50,000 English convicts sent to America in the 1700s, then Nathan W. Murphy would like to hear from you.
Be one of the first 50 people to contact Nathan, a professional genealogist in Salt Lake City, and he will research that person’s life and overseas origins for you at no charge.

Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, an expert in tracing transported convicts and indentured servants in Colonial America, is collecting information on these immigrants for his Ph.D. dissertation. Nathan can be contacted at nmurphy@pricegen.com. You can visit his website at www.pricegen.com/nathanwmurphy.html to learn more.

Nathan has added my James Rampley to his list of immigrants. James was convicted in 1754 in County Suffolk. We'll be posting more information about James and the project as time goes on.

I wanted readers to know that Nathan still needs convicts for the project.