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Is there a black sheep in your family?

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Let's be honest: not all our ancestors were saints. Luckily, we have a number of resources for you to check if your ancestors were less than law-abiding. Here’s our pick of the best.

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Crime, prisons & punishment records

Find out what your rule-breaking ancestor's life was like in prison. Delve into over 5 million records of criminals who passed through the justice system in England and Wales between 1770 and 1935.

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Findmypast genealogist Aoife O’Connor talks you through what you need to know to find wayward family members.

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Making headlines

If your ancestor did find themselves in trouble with the law, search centuries of court cases and police reports in our historical newspapers to investigate.

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