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Historic Prisoner Record Book Surfaces and is Given to the Tasmanian Archives

The following teaser is from the Feb. 28, 2014 edition of An historic prisoner record missing for decades is in the hands of Tasmania’s Archives and Heritage Office. Inside the weathered exterior of the leather-bound book are 525 previously untold stories. The book is a detailed record of prisoners who passed through the Hobart […]

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“In Cold Blood” Case Files Digitized and Online

The following excerpt is from The Kansas Historical Society announced that the inmate case files for notorious murderers Richard Eugene “Dick” Hickock and Perry Edward Smith have been added to Kansas Memory, the Historical Society’s online archives of photographs, manuscripts, and government records. Hickock and Smith were convicted of the 1959 murders of Herb […]

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Manchester “Bad Boys” Revealed in City Archive Records Released Online

The following news release was received from Amy Sell, with Fascinating Victorian prison and workhouse records for Manchester have gone online for the first time ever at leading UK family history website ‘The Manchester Collection’ is a rich series of records provided by Manchester City Council’s Libraries, Information and Archives, highlighting criminals whose […]

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Genealogy Search Leads to the County House of Correction

The following excerpt is from an interesting article by Vicki-Ann Downing, published in the July 3, 2011 edition of the Enterprise. Easton {Massachusetts] – When retired teacher Elaine Anderson decided to learn more about her great grandmother Elizabeth Dunphy McManus, she didn’t expect the search would lead her to jail. But one June morning, Anderson […]

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New Database of Atlanta GA Penitentiary Records 1880-1922 at

Have you any family members who may have served time in the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia between the years 1880 & 1922? If so, the has a database that you need to check out. It doesn’t show any original documents, but it’s a great index with enough details that you actually get quite […]

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Texas Prison Records on Microfilm

Have you had any of your relatives incarcerated in the Texas State Prison System? It you have, then you’re in luck! (A good scandal makes for interesting genealogy.) The prison system included Huntsville Penitentiary, which opened in 1849, and Rusk Penitentiary, which operated from 1883 to 1891. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) […]

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