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The Criminal Genealogist - where true crime and genealogy intersect! The records don't lie but your ancestors might...Ever researched your ancestors only to find that naughty one who couldn't stay out of trouble? We love those stories! Criminal ancestors are the best to research because they usually have a lot of records and newspaper articles about their dirty deeds. Join me as I talk about criminal ancestors you have shared with me or I came across in my research.
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This episode was sent to me by Adriana Gerard, whose great-great grandfather Vito Gerardi killed his wife and daughter and Adriana's great-grandfather Dominico witnessed it all. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecriminalgenealogist.com/You can now leave us a message a...
In the off weeks, I am bringing you a "Criminal of the Week" to give you just a taste of a criminal's story. There are too many to turn into full episodes so this way we get something new every week for you to enjoy. And hey, you could take this information and do your own research to find out more. This week's criminal is Charles Leroy Hawkins. Support the Show.
This episode was sent to me by my long time friend Shannon, whose great-granduncle was the infamous outlaw Wilbur Underhill Jr. What a story it was! Wilbur wasn't the only one who was a troublemaker in this family. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecriminalgenea...
This episode is all about Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cardish who didn't want to attend the school on her reservation in Wisconsin, so she burned it down. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecriminalgenealogist.com/You can now leave us a message at https://www.speakpipe.co...
This episode is about Zachariah Shaw who was the 4th great-grandfather of listener Shane Hopkinson who sent in his story. Zachariah was a hosier in Ireland when at the age of 62, he was arrested and convicted of stamp forgery. Sentenced to Transportation for Life from England and Ireland, he started fresh in the colony of Australia. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFa...
This is the story of Hattie Blackburn Stone and the murder of her husband, 2 sons, and mother-in-law. Thanks to Susan Fabian for sharing her family's story and doing all the great research you did! If you want to learn more about Susan, you can check out her profile on the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) website at https://www.apgen.org/users/susan-v-fabian Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCrimin...
This is the story of Michael "Mike" Globenfelt whose life was full of trauma and drama. He was constantly in the news, arrested for a wide variety of crimes, and convicted for violating the Mann Act and the Harrison Act. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecrimina...
This is the story of John Mitchell - a man who was well respected in his community and one of the early settlers. So what happened that fateful day when a young boy was shot and killed for stealing fruit from John's tree? Was this the same John Mitchell who was a pillar community or could there have been multiple John Mitchell's living in Pleasant Valley, PA in the 1876? Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCr...
In this episode, we talk about John Slack who was an Exciseman in the UK caught keeping the revenue he was collecting. He was transported to Australia and has quite the ending! Oh and many updates on this episode about previous episodes so make you don't miss out. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes ava...
This case is about May Hendricks and Clarence Johnson whose marriage fell apart when May decided she loved another man and eloped to another state but forgetting one thing. She was still married! Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecriminalgenealogist.com/Al...
This case is triggering for those who have experienced domestic violence. It involves Frank Toal and his repeated abuse of his wife, Mary Ann Roach. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecriminalgenealogist.com/All the sources for this episode will be uploaded to the webs...
On a Break This Week

On a Break This Week

2021-10-0500:51

Took the week off to get caught up on other neglected projects and to take a long nap. I'll be back next week with a brand new episode! Support the Show.
Blooper Reel

Blooper Reel

2021-09-2903:18

Thought I would share all my bloopers that get edited out in the process of putting together episodes together. I lost count on how many times I have to record over and over. Laughing at myself because it makes the process fun. :) Support the Show.
This is the story of Homer Morris, a suspected criminal but sometimes there is more to the story than expected. As we explore the life of Homer, his mom Zoa and dad Thurman we discover the truth. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecriminalgenealogist.com/Al...
Cordelia Adelaide Brown Botkin was quite the character and the center of one of the most intriguing crimes at the end of the 19th century. She was the first person in America convicted for murder via the US Postal Services, delivering a deadly package to the wife of her ex-lover. P.S. Sorry for the delay - this one-woman show was delayed several times in getting this episode completed. It won't happen again, pinky promise. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our s...
This case is the story of Enos McCollum, born August 22, 1897, and his criminal activity, only to find an unexpected crime and triggering crime at the end. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecriminalgenealogistShow notes available on Website - https://thecriminalgenealogist.com/All the sources for this episode will be uploaded to t...
This is the story of Elijah Upjohn and his journey from criminal to an executioner of one of the most famous Australian Bushrangers, Ned Kelly! I explore the lives of Elijah and his father Henry Upjohn and walk through their genealogy, their criminal records, and some other interesting facts about the Upjohn line. Thank you for your support of this podcast. You can follow us on our social media platforms below.Twitter @TheCriminalGene - https://twitter.com/TheCriminalGeneFacebook - http...
This episode focuses on the tragic death of Lucille H (Cain) Mitchell and the people impacted by her untimely death. Inspired by an episode of Kindred Spirits where they discover the story of John Mitchell and his wife Lucille. I uncover the details of her death, the struggle for John as a tuberculosis patient at Waverly Hills Sanatorium, and the "criminal" that perhaps got away with manslaughter. The genealogy of the Mitchell family, as well as the criminal in this case, are detailed in this...
Introduction to the newest podcast, The Criminal Genealogist, where true crime and genealogy intersect. And remember...your ancestors might lie but the records don't...Support the Show.
Moving new episodes to Tuesday to give me more time to record and edit on the weekends. Now we can have True Crime & Genealogy Tuesdays! Support the Show.
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