New on the Midwest Genealogy Center’s microfilm shelves - Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency: Criminal Case Files. Pinkerton’s was in existence for almost 150 years, from 1857-1999. During that time, their private investigators pursued some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. The case files contain correspondence, reports from operatives, mug shots, reward notices, and wanted posters.
The recent demise of beloved actor James Gandolfini inspired me to get out my Sopranos complete series box set and begin watching the series all over again. I loved this show. It was truly the best drama/soap opera ever. In an age of DVRs and “waiting until it comes out of video,” The Sopranos still saw people arranging their Sunday evenings around the television schedule.