Genealogy Projects tagged with crime on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Texas Rangers

    Please bring your Texas Ranger profiles on over to this project - must be set to "public." from Texas Department of Public Safety Silver Stars and Sixguns: The Texas Rangers "They were men who could not be stampeded" That's the way the late Colonel Homer Garrison, Jr., longtime director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, once described the men who have worn the silver or gold...

  • The history of Irish gangs

    The history of Irish gangs The Irish Mob is one of the oldest organized crime groups in the United States, in existence since the early 19th century. Originating in Irish American street gangs of the 19th century Irish gangs date at least to the mid-19th century when street gangs waged battles for control of New York City neighborhoods with colorful names like Dead Rabbits and 40 Thieves....

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  • American Gangsters of the 1920s and 1930s

    Scope of project This project seeks to identify American gangsters during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and 1930s. Overview A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang; some gangs are considered to be part of organized crime. Gangsters are also called “mobsters,” a term is derived from "mob" and the suffix "-ster." The terms "gangster" and "mobster" are mostly us...

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  • Punished in Colonial America

    I've been running across ancestors who were publicly "punished" in Colonial America, have you? Here's a project to remember what they endured. from Crimes and Punishment in Colonial America In Colonial America the court structure was quite different from Great Britain. The colonial system was a hierarchy of overlapping courts and common law was the law of the land. The common law was gr...

  • Gangs of New York City

    Genealogical roots of gang members and leaders, discussion of the history and legacy of street gangs, motorcycle gangs, Mafia families, and crews in New York City: all five boroughs; and neighboring areas of Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Please join us by collaborating and adding your public profiles to the Project. Document uploads are more than welcome, too. Background ...

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  • James-Younger Gang

    The James-Younger Gang was a notable 19th-century gang of American outlaws that included Jesse James. The gang was centered in the state of Missouri. Membership fluctuated from robbery to robbery, as the outlaws' raids were usually separated by many months. At various times, it included the Younger Brothers (Cole, Jim, John, and Bob), the James Brothers (the infamous Jesse James and his broth...

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