Researching Criminal Records

Ron Arons
Apr 28, 2017
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Speaker's Introduction
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Types of Criminal Records
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Case Study 1
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Case Study 2
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Case Study 3
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Case Study 4
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Case Study 5
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Female Criminals
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Specialty Records
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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After-webinar party
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About this webinar

In this presentation, Ron demonstrates how to research black sheep ancestors, those relatives who might be difficult to research for any one of a number of different reasons. Ron talks about using ‘standard’ genealogical records (census, vital records, city directories, etc., but also talks about other specific records available only for those who broke the law or came close to doing so, e.g. prison records. Specific recommendations will be given regarding the methodology of researching such characters.

About the speaker

About the speaker

For years Ron Arons has given presentations on genealogy across the country. In 2005, Ron won a NY State Archives grant for his historical criminal research. In 2008, Ron published The Jews of Sing Sing, about Jewish criminals who served
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