Black Sheep Ancestors Logo - Directory of Links for Prison & Convict Records, Court Records, Executions, Famous Outlaws, Bandits & Criminals
BLACKSHEEP ANCESTORS
Search for your Blacksheep Ancestors in Free Genealogical Prison and Convict Records, Historical Court Records, Executions, Insane Asylum Records and Biographies of Famous Outlaws, Criminals & Pirates in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

LOCALITY
CRIMINAL RECORDS    HOME    USA    UK   CANADA    INTERNATIONAL


Great news! Now Ancestry is offering FREE trials of their most popular database subscriptions.

Free Trials - Start your family tree!


Ancestry.com
Find your blacksheep ancestor in genealogical prison records, historical court records, executions, biographies of famous outlaws, criminals & pirates at BlackSheepAncestors.com It's easy! Choose from Canada, America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Europe.

BlackSheepAncestors.com Menu

Home

USA
Prison Records
Outlaw & Criminal Biographies
Historical Court Records
Executions
Insane Asylum Records

CANADA
Prison Records
Outlaw & Criminal Biographies
Court Records
Executions

UK
Prison Records
Outlaw & Criminal Records
Court Records
Executions

Pirate & Buccaneer Biographies

WHAT'S NEW IN THE ZOO
(Check out the latest updates from blacksheep ancestors)


Partner Sites

Olive Tree Genealogy - Free ships passenger lists, Native American genealogy, Palatines, Huguenots and much much more

NaturalizationRecords.com - Free naturalization records, passport applications, alien registrations & voters' registrations

AncestorsAtRest.com - All kinds of free death records including coffin plates and funeral cards


Welcome to BlackSheepAncestors.com! Here you will find genealogical prison records and insane asylum records for the US as well as genealogical prison records for the UK. You will also find numerous links to historical court records, execution records and biographies of famous outlaws & famous criminals across the US, UK and Canada. Choose from the following categories to find your black sheep ancestor.
Find your American Ancestors in free convict and prison records, executions, court records, famous outlaws & criminals.

USA

Prisons & Convicts Search
Search names of prisoners in Convict & Prison records in America. If your ancestor was a bit of a rogue and not a hardened criminal, you still might find him in these free records of prisoners who were in jail.

Outlaw & Criminal Ancestors Search
Do you have a blacksheep ancestor in your American family tree? Find your American Blacksheep Ancestor in Biographies of Famous & Infamous Criminals, Biographies and family trees of Outlaws & Gangs

Court Records Search
American Court Records of interest to genealogists include Probate records, Surrogate Court Records, Wills, Settlement of Estate, Guardianship papers, Adoption records, Divorce, Power of Attorney, Petitions for land and Land disputes

Search free Court Records in America for your American ancestor

Executions Search
In the 1800's and earlier our ancestors were executed for even minor crimes. Was your ancestor hung during the American Revolution? Some executions never took place, and the prisoner was banished from the country

Search free records of executions for your brick-wall ancestor in America.

Insane Asylums Search
In the 1800's and earlier you could be institutionalized for a wide variety of things: Wives and daughters who did not obey their husbands or fathers could be put away, alcoholics, depressed people, "angry people", women in menopause, and people going against the norm would also have seen their freedom and dignity evaporate before them as they were labelled "insane" and institutionalized.

Find your Canadian Ancestors in free convict and prison records, executions, court records, biographies of famous outlaws 
          & criminals.

Canada

Prisons & Convicts Search
Many of our ancestors went to prisons for minor offenses. My own Canadian ancestor went to Kingston Penetentiary in 1887 for stealing a cow!

Search names of prisoners in Convict & Prison records in Canada. If your ancestor was a bit of a rogue and not a hardened criminal, you still might find him in these free records of prisoners who were in jail.

Black Sheep Ancestors Search
Do you have a blacksheep ancestor in your Canadian family tree? Find your Canadian Blacksheep Ancestor in Biographies of Famous & Infamous Criminals, Biographies and family trees of Outlaws & Gangs

Court Records Search
Canadian Court Records of interest to genealogists include Probate records, Surrogate Court Records, Wills, Settlement of Estate, Guardianship papers, Adoption records, Divorce, Power of Attorney, Petitions for land, Land disputes and War of 1812 Claims for Losses

Search free Court Records in Canada for your Canadian ancestor

Executions Search
In the 1800s and earlier our ancestors were executed for even minor crimes. Was your ancestor hung during the American Revolution? Was your ancestor hung during the Rebellion of 1837? Some executions never took place, and the prisoner was banished from the country

Search free records of executions for your brick-wall ancestor in Canada.

Find biographies of famous pirates, buccaneers and swash bucklers

International

Pirates & Buccaneers Search
Explore this extensive list of pirate, buccaneer and privateer biographies from around the world. Also included is a Captain William Kidd detailed genealogy and family tree.


pirates and buccaneers

Find your English, Scottish, Welsh & Irish Ancestors in free convict and prison records, executions, court records, 
          famous outlaws & criminals.

United Kingdom

Prisons & Convicts Search
Search names of prisoners in Convict & Prison records in the United Kingdom. If your ancestor was a bit of a rogue and not a hardened criminal, you still might find him in these free records of prisoners who were in gaol.


Outlaw & Criminal Ancestor Search
Do you have a blacksheep ancestor in your United kingdom family tree? Find your United Kingdom Blacksheep Ancestor in Biographies of Famous & Infamous Criminals, Biographies and family trees of Outlaws & Gangs


Court Records Search
United Kingdom Court Records of interest to genealogists include Probate records, Surrogate Court Records, Wills, Settlement of Estate, Guardianship papers, Adoption records, Divorce, Power of Attorney, Petitions for land and Land disputes


Executions Search
In the 1800s and earlier our ancestors were executed for even minor crimes. Some executions never took place, and the prisoner was banished from the country.

Search free records of executions for your brick-wall ancestor in the United Kingdom.


Awards & Articles

Blacksheep Ancestors was selected as one of the best 101 undiscovered family web sites

Family Tree Magazine 101 best undiscovered family history Web sites award to Blacksheepancestors.com

Globe & Mail blacksheep ancestors article
Globe & Mail article about finding your blacksheep ancestors.




people apparently have BlackSheep Ancestors and have come to my site since November 20, 2004

historical criminals and outlaws in their jail cells at Anamosa Prison

Whether people realize it or not, they could probably find a blacksheep ancestor somewhere in their past if they looked hard enough. The ancestor may not have been a ruthless criminal or outlaw, but perhaps a less deadly thief or crook. Also after having gone to court they may not have spent much time in a prison or penitentiary, perhaps they only spent a small amount of time in a county jail or city jail.



Contact Tyler Note: You must remove AT from my email address and replace with @
BlackSheepAncestors.com may be freely linked to, but not duplicated without written permission
Make sure you haven't missed any prisoners, prisons, jails, penitentiaries, inmates, convicts, criminals, felons, gangsters, outlaws, mobsters, bandits, scoundrels, reformatories, detention centers, rogues, mobsters, pirates, privateers, buccaneers, court records, execution records, prison records, pirate biographies, famous outlaws & criminals, or any blacksheep ancestors you may have at blacksheepancestors.com

Definitions of genealogy on the Web: Successive generations of kin; An account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms; Study of one's ancestry, summary history or table of a person's ancestry; A history or account of one's ancestry, tracing back through generations of relatives; Study or account of descent from ancestors; Study of the origins and descent of families; A written history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor