Sacramento County Sheriff Mug Books
The Root Cellar extraction volunteers are currently working at the Center for Sacramento. One of the projects is scanning the photos and transcribing the four Sacramento County mug books which are of the men with a few women included. They begin in 1874 and continue through 1924. The information within the books vary greatly from giving physical detail to “just the facts” of name, date, crime and sentence. Under the guidance of Marilyn Ulbricht - each week we all work on a project for Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society. In the background Mairlyn is doing some proofing of materials already extracted. Charlene Eberwine with her computer is inputting the pictures and information from one of the four Sacramento County mug books. Very interesting stuff!!
See some samples from these mug books below.
Harry LAKE page 174
1 year Burglary 2nd degree
19 Feb 1917
F. VENAZUELLA page 174
3 years Embezzlement
17 Feb 1917
San Questin #24851
Edd alias M. MILLER alias PETERSON page 175
1 year Robbery
20 Feb 1927
Walla Walla 1 term [M. Peterson]
John DOE page 176
3 years Burglary 1st degree
13 mar 1917
These original Sacramento County mug books are available for research at the Center of Sacramento History, 551 Sequoia Pacific Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, 95811-0229, 916-808-7072,
Research hours are by appointment only.
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