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Criminal Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Criminal Records in England and Wales

Hawkings, David T.

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ISBN 10: 0750950579 / ISBN 13: 9780750950572
Published by History Press. 1 Paperback(s), 2009
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The author of Pauper Ancestors and Railway Ancestors here offers practical, in-depth guidelines for researching criminal ancestors in the British family tree, many of whom were "obliged" to steal for mere survival and suffered imprisonment for the most trivial offenses. David Hawkings's pioneering study includes surveys of material held by all County and Borough Record Offices, police archives, and other repositories, as well as numerous example cases and illustrations, appendices with source material, and a case history to show the extent to which one individual criminal can be researched. "This is a must-have for those on the trail of their own 'black sheep'."—Family History Monthly 492. Bookseller Inventory # 52501

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Title: Criminal Ancestors: A Guide to Historical ...

Publisher: History Press. 1 Paperback(s)

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: soft

Book Condition:New

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When a family historian discovers a criminal way back in the family tree, he or she needs to know how to trace that person. David Hawkings here offers practical in-depth guidelines for researching these criminal ancestors, many of whom were "obliged" to steal for mere survival and suffered imprisonment for the most trivial offenses. His pioneering study includes surveys of material held by all County and Borough Record Offices, police archives, and other repositories, as well as numerous example cases and illustrations, appendices with source material, and a case history to show the extent to which one individual criminal can be researched. This unique and richly illustrated book provides the essential research and reference tool which no genealogist or family historian should be without.

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David T. Hawkings is a highly respected writer and lecturer on family history, and the author of Railway Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Criminal Records in England and Wales.

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