The Library of Congress has many items to help you research your colonial-era ancestors who may have arrived in America as convicts, indentured servants, or apprentices. Some records have been transcribed and published. You may find it helpful to read about specific places or ethnic groups.
Check the Library of Congress online catalog to search for published materials about convicts, indentured servants, and apprentices. Here is how to use Library of Congress subject headings to find what you're looking for:
You'll find that the subject headings below may be particularly useful. They are linked to the online catalog.