June 16, 2020

POSTPONED: Our Criminal Ancestors Workshop: Introduction to Crime, Policing and Punishment Records

Do you have a criminal ancestor? Was there a police constable or prison officer in the family? Are you related to victims or witnesses of crime?  Would you like to find out if there’s a black sheep in your family history? Or are you interested in the history of criminal justice in your local community or region?

This hands-on, information-packed workshop will get you started on tracing your criminal ancestors or help you in your search to find out more about local crime. Led by experts Professor Helen Johnston and Professor Heather Shore, you will explore local archives related to police, prisons, crime and punishment.

The workshop takes place on Tuesday 16 June 2020 at West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG.

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed, when we are able to re-schedule revised details will appear here.

The event runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm. You can register via the link below.


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