While perhaps not the most edifying aspect of a family’s history, a criminal record may add some color to the dry facts of birth and death dates. Few records of individual encounters with the criminal justice remain extant. One source for a limited timeframe of Trenton’s history is a series of police blotters held in the Trentoniana Room of the Trenton Public Library.
Volunteers from the Central Jersey Genealogy Club have begun indexing these ledgers. Their efforts are available here:
1. Jan 1, 1892 – Sept. 30, 1893
3. Jan. 1, 1900 – June 12, 1901
6. Nov. 10, 1906 – Dec. 13, 1910