All families have skeletons in their genealogical cupboard and discovering a criminal ancestor adds colour and drama to your family tree. Many ‘respectable’ families turned to petty crime in order to survive and you may find brawlers, trespassers, thieves and poachers lurking in the branches. You may even come across a nefarious individual who committed a more dastardly crime.
Angela Buckley will explore how to find the shady characters in your family’s past. Using the most up-to-date records available online and in archives, the talk will reveal how to investigate law-breaking ancestors and uncover the consequences of their misdemeanours.