I wouldn’t have believed it either. Here’s a small piece of the 11 July 1912 Detroit Free Press article.
Family History Fair Tomorrow!
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Woodward Avenue (37425 Woodward) in Bloomfield Hills.
There will be 3 live classes with the remainder of the instruction being videos from the latest RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City in February 2014. Following the event, a light dinner will be available.
The Family History Fair is free, however registration is requested.
This program is from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Family History Center in Bloomfield Hills.
Source: “I am Detroit” @ Down With Detroit
Most of us have at least one ancestor (or a few) that broke a law or two in our family tree. If this was in Detroit, most likely they had their “day in court” at the Detroit Recorder’s Court. Detroit Recorder’s Court criminal records are held at the Archives of Michigan in Lansing.
Criminal Calendars 1858-1949
Calendars are a record of everything that happened
in a given case.
Criminal Journals 1909-1965
Journals are a record of everything that happened in a court on a given day
Criminal Indexes 1918-1944
Misdemeanor Court Records (1924,1939-1940)