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HIST 321: Convicted: Crime and Punishment in Early America: Home

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Welcome to the guide for HIST 321.  If you would like to talk with me about finding or citing sources for your research in this class or any other, please feel free to make an appointment with me here:

Spotlight: Family Search

FamilySearch is a genealogy website that contains dozens of digitized books and court records that will be useful for you in your research projects.


Try searching digitized books, a category that contains collections of court records, trial pamphlets, and more.  Try typing in a location and a crime or punishment (e.g. Connecticut AND (theft OR thie* OR robber*)), or the name of a type of record (e.g. probate) to find sources.


You can also search the catalog by online materials available to you by location.  Results pages outline records available to you by categories such as court records, military records, land and property, vital records, and more.  This search for online records on Maryland produced 23 court record items:

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