From mugging to murder you can now find out what crimes your ancestors committed!

From mugging to murder and begging to beating, you can now find out where on that spectrum your ancestors fit in.

Ancestry. com has now got records for all kinds of crimes that happened locally during the mid- to late-1800s.

They come from the “Hue and Cry” newsletter which was a means to communicate secretly between members of the police division, the Royal Irish constabulary, similar to the pulse system used today.

Rhona Murray  from Ancestry.com told KCLR they have released thirty years of  Ireland’s turbulent period 1860-1890 with several references to Kilkenny and Carlow citizens in the publications.