1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 28, 2020 8:14 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking list of prohibition agents in New Jersey


      Who were the Prohibition Agents in New Jersey from 1920 to 1935? Who among these were members of the clergy, such as John B Adams, a Methodist minister?

        • Re: Seeking list of prohibition agents in New Jersey
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Herron,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The National Archives does not have complete lists of agents by location in our custody for 1920 to 1935. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Identification Card Files of Prohibition Agents, 1920 - 1925 in the Records of the Internal Revenue Service (Record Group 58) that includes some information about individual Prohibition agents during the early 1920s. Each identification card includes the name of the agent, a photograph, the date the card was issued, residence, and title. The cards do not list prior or additional professions. Some of the cards in this series are listed in the Catalog. We searched for “NJ” with 15 results. For more information about these records, please contact National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


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          The series also is available on Ancestry as the data collection “U.S., Identification Card Files of Prohibition Agents, 1920-1925.” A search for agents living in New Jersey produces 38 results. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Archives has partnered with Ancestry to make the vast majority of their NARA-digitized holdings freely available to the public. Anyone with Internet access can create an account and access NARA records and use other Ancestry resources, such as their educational offerings and family tree-maker application. For more information see their announcement at Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry® and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records.

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

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