Look for newspaper articles during the time and in the region, county, or state where your famous or infamous ancestor was living. Newspapers reported crimes and trials and will contain court-ordered legal notices. Once you have an ancestor's name and the location, date, and type of crime committed, you will know where to search next.
Visit our "Newspapers -- Historical Research Guide" for more information about Charlotte newspapers, and Gaston and Lincoln County newspapers.
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