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Questions tagged [criminal-records]

For questions about criminal registers, prison records, convict transportation lists, and other types of records pertaining to ancestors who committed crimes. For questions about records relating to prosecution in the courts use the court-records tag instead.

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Why was ancestor imprisoned in Bodmin Gaol?

I have located my 3rd times Great Grandfather in Bodmin Gaol from Ancestry records but no details of why he was there. I have the following information and would be grateful if you were able to let ...
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Jacob Schulthess Wangen an der Aare records [duplicate]

I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen ...
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Finding New York City Police files?

My great-grandfather may have been the victim of an unsolved homicide in 1907. I have a death certificate which confirms the family story that he was hit over the head and died, but that is as far as ...
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Allegheny County, Lilly PA, April 1924 List of those Involved in KKK & Residents Clash

I am finding evidence that a distant cousin may have participated in or been an organizer of the Lilly, PA Klu Klux Klan incident where 400 armed Klan members attempted a cross burning in the town and ...
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Where to find records of arrest in pre WW II Germany?

A German Jew I am researching was arrested in Germany some time around 1935. He was released some time thereafter, and emigrated to the United states in 1936. I am wondering where to look for such ...
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What convict records for Australia exist?

Esther Emma Leach, born Sydney 15/5/1824, may have been the daughter of a convict transported to Australia in 1813. How do I find convict records not from the first 3 fleets?
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Understanding why my relatives were in prison

1841 was a bad year for my ancestor William Walters and his family of Pont Wedwst in Cilrhedyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales. They buried one son, Samuel, aged 25, on 8th February 1841. And the Census of ...