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California Blacksheep Ancestors

California Prisons & Convicts

San Quentin Prison 1900, Index of Prisoners
Surnames A - I ~ Surnames J - Z

San Quentin Prison 1930, Index of Prisoners
Surnames A - H ~ Surnames I - Z

Lincoln Heigts Jail, Los Angelas
1920 Census

Notable Jail Birds of San Francisco
Includes pictures and biographies

Alcatraz Escapes
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Alcatraz inmate register
1934 - 1963

Alcatraz Inmate List
Also a list of 651 famous inmates in Alcatraz

Kern County Jail
1930 Index of prisoners

State Prison at Folsom
1909 roster of officers and employees

California Outlaws & Criminals

Joaquin Murieta
A biography on the outlaw.

Notable Jail Birds of San Francisco
Includes pictures and biographies

California Court Records

California Courts
The judicial branch of california

Court, Land, Wills & Financial
Court records are an often overlooked, yet very valuable tool for finding information to assist you in your research. Land records, such as deeds, allow you to tie an ancestor to a specific place at a point in time. Other court records like those dealing with finances and estates often list related family members or give interesting details like the total value of property owned by your ancestors to add interest to your family history.

California Executions

Executions in California
1778 - 1967

California executions 1978 - present
number of executions since 1893 and other statistics

Capital Punishment

Lynchings in California

Hangings in San Franciso
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  • The First Two Official Hangings in San Francisco
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