Please note, this website is being updated as of June 2022. Any pages without footnotes should be considered out-of-date and possibly inaccurate.
Gangrule is a look at the emergence of organized crime in New York through 1900 – 1920, leading up to the well documented prohibition era.
The database of historic events, family histories and photographs is based on research from primary sources including police, federal, court, immigration, business, and prison records.
Dave Critchley. ‘The Origin of Organized Crime in America’ Critchley examines the Mafia recruitment process, relations with Mafias in Sicily, the role of non-Sicilians in New York’s organized crime families, kinship connections, the Black Hand, the impact of Prohibition, and allegations that a ‘new’ Mafia was created in 1931.
Tom Hunt. https://mafiahistory.us. Decades of research into the history of American organized crime.
Informer. https://informer-journal.blogspot.com The history of American Crime and law enforcement.
Justin Cascio. https://mafiagenealogy.wordpress.com. Extensive Corleone Mafia genealogy.
The Mob Archeologists. https://www.youtube.com/@themobarcheologists503. A panel of Cosa Nostra historians discussing the Mafia as a formal entity using a comparative and evidence-based historical-sociological framework.