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Australian Convict records by jan james

The Avon Valley Collection - Western Australia


The Jan James Avon Valley Collection Is a Life time's work. The  transcripts of Birth, Baptism, Marriage and Death begin circa 1841. These records are supported by Shire burial registers, Funeral Director's records, headstone inscriptions and many other items. Included is Jan's Index of Mug Shots and charges from Police Gazettes concerning those from the Avon Valley who were sentenced of a crime and served time in Fremantle Prison prior to 1952.


The Avon Valley

The Avon Valley is in Western Australia and was named in 1834. It encompasses the four major towns of Northam, Toodyay, York & Beverley and also includes the surrounding districts of the area known as 'the Avon Valley'.


The Index to the Collection

Jan has created an index to the Avon Valley Collection. You will be able to use this index on Jans site The Avon Valley Collection    to find the surname you want to research. Then contact Jan James for further information.


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The index is an ongoing project; records are still being processed. If you have queries about an Avon Valley family that is not yet listed in the index, Jan may be able to look up the relevant information for you. Please provide as many details as you can when you email Jan with your query.


Gypsy Surname Index of Great Britain

The Gypsy Surname Index of Great Britain came about when Jan was researching the Avon information for the first volumes of “The Dictionaries of Western Australians” and represents all of the surnames which form a large database on Gypsy families in the United Kingdom. Contact Jan if you have an interest in any of the surnames.

Australian Convict records by jan james