22 November 2009

TNA podcast: The Metropolitan Police

This talk, less than 30 minutes, by Chris Heather starts by providing an informative overview of how crime was dealt with before the formation of the Metropolitan Police in 1829. It goes into considerable detail on the extensive holdings on the Metropolitan Police at The National Archives of interest for genealogy, including pointing out where the records may be missing, and where especially complete.

Listen at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/metropolitan-police-records.htm

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