The Metropolitan Police: An Introduction to Records of Service 1829-1958

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This talk provides a basic outline of the surviving records of service for Metropolitan Police officers, with examples from the records, and an overview of the origins of the service. This will be of primary interest to those with ancestors in the Metropolitan Police, and those who have not used the records before. Chris Heather has worked at The National Archives for 25 years and is a Senior Reader Adviser in the Advice and Records Knowledge department. He has a particular interest in records of the Metropolitan Police, prisoners and transportation.

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Language English
Year Range 1829-1958
Place England
Lesson Owner The National Archives
Skill Level Intermediate
Lesson Creation Date 10 June 2011
Presenter Chris Heather

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