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Tracing Your Police Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: S. Wade
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9781844158782
Other: b&w photos, sketches, addresses, bibiliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

'Tracing Your Police Ancestors' will help you locate and research officers who served in any of the police forces of England and Wales from the creation of
the Metropolitan Police by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. Assuming that the researcher has no prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, Stephen Wade explains and describes the various archives and records and provides a discussion of other sources. 

Case studies are used to show how an individual officer's career may be traced and understood from this research. He also explains the range of
secondary sources open to the family or local historian, many of which offer a broader account of the social and cultural history of the British Police
Forces.

Contents:
Acknowledgements
A Time-line for Police History
Introduction
1. A Short History of the Police
2. Categories of Record
3. The National Archives
4. Almanacs and Reference
5. The City of London Police
6. The Special Constabulary
7. The Palestine Police Force
8. Non-Geographic Forces
9. Professional Journals and Periodical.
10. Some Special Topics
11. The Principal Museums
12. Websites: A Selection and Survey
Bibliography
Addresses of Organisations
Conclusions
Appendix 1. Regional Crime History
Appendix 2. A Guide to the Archives of the Police Force
Appendix 3. Use of Pre-Victorian Ancillary Sources
Appendix 4. Academic Monographs and Journals
Appendix 5. Contemporary Biography
Index

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