GenealogyMagazine.com - Vintage True-Crime Magazines: An Untapped Goldmine For Genealogists
Article by James Pylant. Dedicated genealogists are relentless when seeking facts on our families. We want to be thorough and consider every source available, even the obscure and unconventional. Oftentimes the history of a family has been impacted by crime, whether a relative was victim or perpetrator. The era of the true-crime magazine has virtually ended. Yet those countless articles that first came into print more than eighty years ago are a unique, untapped goldmine for family historians.