Many Australian families can be traced back to early arrivals in Australia, but making the connection back to Britain is often not so straight forward.
I am keen that we should use this forum to identify those key people, and then work together to trace their ancestors back to Scotland (or Ireland, or England).
A starting point is the list in The Douglas Archives of 'Australian arrivals'
, and 'Douglas convicts shipped to Australia'
. Suggestions for additions to these lists would be very welcome.
Please make your contributions as full as possible, with dates and places included, as appropriate.