Our new project today is the Texas, Convict Ledgers and Conduct Registries, 1849-1970 and it has me wondering what draws me to convict records. It all started when we indexed the Middlesex, England, Convict Transportation Contracts, 1682-1787 records. Does anyone else share this slightly unsettling connection to convict records?
This is a pretty straight forward project – the forms are consistent and the handwriting is interesting but not overly challenging. The main challenge I found was fitting the entire image on my screen, there are two pages, and having it large enough to read. If you also have this challenge you may want to use Ctrl+arrows (right or left) to move back and forth from one side to the other.