I am going to separate the sources to use when searching for your convict. As more sources are mentioned in discussions, I will add to the relevant pages.
Here are some links to get you started:
Convicts sent from Canada, Founders and survivors group, convict freedoms,glossary relating to female convicts, LINC Tas convict records, Female convictsTasmania, claim your convict, Old Bailey online records, Tasmanian orphan school records,
1. Back in the home country prior to transportation. This includes:
- trial records
- gaol records
- hulk reports