Thursday, June 21, 2018


What do you do when you learn your ancestor was a crook, outlaw or  simply had a penchant for operating on the other side of the law?  Celebrate ...!   Yes, celebrate,  especially if he got caught! Crooks left records  and those records can be full of information. Even cases involving will contests or disputes over debts can provide information.

The bigger the crime, the more records generated by the crime. The records for civil and criminal cases are usually located in the Kentucky Dept for Libraries and Archives in Frankfort.  To learn how to order records from KDLA, go    Here

Scroll down to Civil Case File Record Request and Criminal Case File Record Request

In the meantime, celebrate that you had an ancestor who left records about his life.

Published 21 June 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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