2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 29, 2020 1:24 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking police information about murder of Hugh Solomon

    Cheryl Franks Newbie

      I am seeking police information on murder of Hugh Solomon on March 15, 1925 in Macon, GA. The suspect's name is Frank Baily.

        • Re: Seeking police information about murder of Hugh Solomon
          Alice Lane Tracker

          Hi Cheryl,

          Welcome to History Hub

           

          Below please find a link to Macon County, GA

          Fill out the request form for you inquiry.

           

          Contact Us - Macon County, GA

           

          I hope this is helpful

          Alice Lane

          Research Volunteer

          • Re: Seeking police information about murder of Hugh Solomon
            Rachael Salyer Tracker

            Dear Ms. Franks,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            Where you should search for records related to a police investigation would depend on a number of factors, including whether the case was investigated at the local, state, or federal level and whether it was ever tried in a court of law.

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Classification 44 (Civil Rights) Headquarters Case Files, 1/1/1920-12/31/1987 in the Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Record Group 65). If Hugh Solomon’s murder was investigated as a federal civil rights crime, for example, then there may be some relevant information in this series. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these records.

             

            We also identified the series Criminal Dockets, 1882-1992 and the series Criminal Case Files, 1882-1992 for the U.S. District Court for the Macon Division of the Middle District of Georgia in the Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21). If a federal case related to Hugh Solomon was ever tried, there may be some record of it here. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) at atlanta.archives@nara.gov for assistance with these and similar records.

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 and RE-AT. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            For more resources, please review federal Law Enforcement and Investigations on NARA’s  website.

             

            As Ms. Lane has noted, you may contact Macon County officials directly via their website to inquire about potential local records. Additionally, you may wish to contact the Georgia Archives at the University of Georgia, the Historic Macon Foundation, and the Macon County Historical Museum to see if they can offer you any further assistance.

             

            Finally, please historic newspapers for information related to the investigation into Hugh Solomon’s murder. For example, the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America site lists 20 newspapers published in Macon, Georgia during the 1920s.

             

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