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Old 12-08-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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I have found a g-father in prision in 1940, Is it possible to get detailed info on prsioner? Where do I start? The prision is Holmesburg Philadelphia County Prison.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Canada
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This may help:
All about genealogy and family history - Prisons and Penitentiary Records - Ancestry.com Wiki

The second paragraph of the section called "Availability of records" reads in part:

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The records of Pennsylvania prisons, for example, have been microfilmed by the [Genealogical Society of Utah], but the actual records are still on file at the prison or at the state archives.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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The prison has an interesting history:

Holmesburg Prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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