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Do notices of scoundrels, murderers, crooks and shysters bring any value to genealogy?  Should a family historian really care what happened to these people?

Yes, they were once part of someone's family. Some had families of their own.

It matters not whether great uncle Ethan was imprisoned in who-knows-where for x number of years.  The fact remains he is still and always will be someone's great uncle Ethan.

Newspapers clippings provide data that might bring a clue.  They also sometimes provide the reason for the crime.

Come, be part of this Trails To The Past Black Sheep project where all our criminals will be 'housed'  under one roof.

If you would like to contribute material, please contact me

All clippings and articles should have the name of the newspaper it came from, along with the date of issue and the page it was on.  If all you have is the article itself, please give as much information as you can with the hopes that we can find out where it came from. 


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