Presenter: Kasey Maes, National Archives
While true crime has long fascinated humanity, finding physical records on historical cases can be a challenge. Crimes that once shook communities to their core are barely remembered, or become wisps of family lore of a great-grandfather who was found mysteriously murdered near the train tracks. How can you learn more about an old criminal case – referenced in a slip of paper, a brief article, or a single line in a book? To get an inside look at historical true crime research through archives, this talk will dive into four Maryland murder cases, spanning centuries, from 1777 to 1904.
Kasey Maes is an Archives Technician with the National Archives and Records Administration with several years of experience working in reference services. Interested in true crime, Kasey became curious about the different types of resources available for researching historical criminal cases in Maryland.