1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 22, 2021 11:30 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking Federal Prison Records for George Converse

    Martin Beerman Newbie

      In the 1930 Federal U.S. Census, George L. Converse is enumerated as a prisoner in the Federal Prison at South Bend, Fulton Co., Georgia. Prior to this incarceration, he lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Where would I look for records relating to his time in prison?

        • Re: Seeking Federal Prison Records for George Converse
          Lisha Penn Navigator

          Dear Mr. Beerman,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Index to Prisoners, 1902 - 1973  at the U.S. Penitentiary, Atlanta in the Records of the Bureau of Prisons (Record Group 29) that may include George L. Converse. For more information about the index and other related records, please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) via email at atlanta.archives@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!