cover of the Hull and East Riding source guideGreat to see that Our Criminal Ancestors website appears in the WDYTYA 50 family history websites to watch in 2019!  This list appeared in the January edition of WDYTYA magazine and as a online list on the related website.  To browse the whole list and find out more, visit the Who Do You Think You Are? website.

 

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New Book Release: Life Courses of Young Convicts Transported to Van Diemen’s Land.

Follow the link to take a look inside & find out more.

https://emmadwatkins.wordpress.com/2020/01/31/new-book-release/

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#HCnet @DrAlexaNeale @dchurchill01 Our March speaker is @ZoeAlker see below and I will also be talking about the prison estate during the Blitz @cccjhull

When did the #Blitz start, how long did it last and how many people were killed? Now you've watched Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley, find out more with our guide:

https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/feature/when-did-the-blitz-start/

The Irish Workhouse Centre is hosting a ten-part series of teatime talks.
The first talk in the series, 'Medieval Ecclesiastical Heritage in East Galway', by Dr Christy Cunniffe on the 5 March at 8pm via Zoom. please register at this link:
http://ow.ly/5bc950DHQ2V

The latest Criminal Portraits blog features Murdoch Grant from Olrig in Caithness, who faced a charge of murder at the High Court in Edinburgh in 1886 following a stabbing incident at Wick...

https://criminalportraits.blogspot.com/2021/02/murdoch-grant-fatal-stabbing-case-at.html?spref=tw

@ourcriminalpast

Know your way around archival records? Fancy uncovering the history of security and the security industry? 🔐 Apply to join this exciting @ahrcpress project! Any queries, just get in touch @BritSocCrim @CCJSLeeds #HCNet #twitterstorians https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ESLLW1153

We've just put 32 new petitioners' stories online!

You'll find rebels, murderers, playhouse-managers, and Frenchmen, all trying to use the #PowerOfPetitioning to woo Charles II.

Read them for yourself here: https://petitioning.history.ac.uk/investigating-petitioners/petitioners-in-the-reign-of-charles-ii-1660-1685/

Tickets for our March @CrimSocHull @cccjhull @UniOfHull
Rising Star Guest Speaker: Dr Zoe Alker are now available. Don't miss out on your free online place.
Book now: https://bit.ly/3al2VyI 🚓

Public History Research Seminar, 4pm this Friday: Dr Gillian O'Brien, 'A Captive Audience: Prison Museums and Dark Tourism?' Email happhistseminars2021@gmail.com to attend. All Welcome! @gillianmobrien @HAPPatQUB @QUB_History @qubpublichist @LJMU