Online ‘rogues gallery’ uncovers Fife’s criminal past

George Butcher Garry arrested for numerous crimes including fraud, theft and breach of peace.
George Butcher Garry arrested for numerous crimes including fraud, theft and breach of peace.
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HUNDREDS of historic records and mugshots of Fife’s crooks, convicts and ne’er-do-wells - young and old - have been made available online for the first time.

Digitised by family history and genomics experts Ancestry UK, the collection covers Fife’s criminal registers from 1910 to 1931 and offers a fascinating window into a previously hidden world from the not-so-distant past.

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To view the Fife, Scotland,Criminal Registers, 1910-1931 and more than 20 billion other historical records worldwide, visit www.ancestry.co.uk.