June 2, 2018

Our Criminal Ancestors: Crime, Policing & Punishment workshop

A Study Day at the Treasure House, Beverley, East Yorkshire

This study day will help you learn how to use historical crime, policing and punishment records to search for your relatives.


Latest Updates on Twitter

Trying to find records about crime, policing and punishment in your ancestry or local history - See https://t.co/TjCxebHMlG #crimehistory #genealogy #familyhistory Source Guide available ‘getting started’ @wdytyamagazine

Thanks to @nycclibraries #Ripon library for hosting our FREE Find Your Criminal Ancestor event on June 20th @ourcriminalpast - FFI and to book a place : https://t.co/XRqZC3814J
#police #history

Looking forward to the LFFHS conference at #Preston tomorrow. I'll be doing two talks: one on children's homes and one on reformatories, industrial schools etc. https://t.co/6OHil9rkc2

A new dataviz of changing patterns of @OldBaileyOnline trials. Each horizontal bar represents one sessions between 1716 and 1913 with 1 tile per trial, coloured by offence category. I rather like this, complements heatmaps here https://t.co/Xrw9q9OeGi

Women's History Network Small Grants Scheme

Small grants of £1,000 for 1-day conferences on women’s history, organised by full time or part time postgraduates in universities or other HE institutions

Deadline: 13 July 2018
#twitterstorians #womenshistory

How can family historians, genealogists, academic historians, archives & libraries collaborate?

We're contributing to this great workshop on 14 July @LeedsCityMuseum: https://t.co/nFeDYzdBOw

All welcome! @railwaymuseum @DrLauraKing @JackieDepelle #ancestryhour @FederationFHS

TODAY I AM CELEBRATING! My edited volume, A Global History of Convicts & Penal Colonies, is out. Antoinette Burton: "A stunning account of convict circuitry across the globe." David Arnold: "Global history at its most innovative, insightful and combative." https://t.co/P5OUyhRvQa

My ancestors have not gone down in history for any great achievements, my paternal family descends from small farmers and agricultural labourers in Norfolk. So I don’t know whether to feel shame or pride on this item in Norfolk News 27.10.1889 found on @BNArchive !

Triple murder in Glamorgan, Jan 1757. Fascinating to compare the perp's confession to the survivor's statement - a sobering insight into a horrific crime.

5 months before the #Parramatta #FemaleFactory's first riot in 1827, The Australian reported this "unusual fracas” involving the inmates, Samuel Marsden, & Dr Harris, whose presence “did not allay the warlike face of things.”

Read on!