Baa Baa Black Sheep

Yes, I know, this is a strange one, but it’s a good one, and who doesn’t find a bad boy (or a bad girl) interesting?In genealogy, it is no different – rum-runners during Prohibition, crime bosses, murderers and traitors like Al Capone, Lizzie Borden and Benedict Arnold (pictured right), respectively.

The gossip and hype that revolved around your Black sheep during their infamy – and still does, for some of them – will keep you busy looking for the facts for a while.

But, fear not, help and understanding is out there:  The International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG) is a group of researchers with Black sheep ancestors.


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