A Guide to Historical Criminal Records in England and Wales 2nd
By (author) David T. Hawkings
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Criminal Ancestors by David T. Hawkings
Book DescriptionWhen a genealogist 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, the Public Record Office, 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, social historian, criminologist or the merely curious should be without.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750950572
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David T. Hawkings
Bound for Australia, Paperback (August 2012)
Completely revised and expanded to include new research, Bound for Australia is the essential guide to the records kept in Britain of those who were sent there as punishment or who went to start a new life.
Pauper Ancestors, Hardback (January 2011)
In 1834, with the creation of the Poor Law Commission, the whole of England and Wales was formed into Unions of parishes, and each Union built its own workhouse. Being part of the government bureaucracy, detailed records were kept of everything. The author explains how these records can be used to discover details of your ancestry.
Railway Ancestors, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by David T. Hawkings
A unique handbook for family historians and the definitive guide to railway staff records
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Author Biography - David T. Hawkings
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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