Sunday, February 24, 2013

UK criminal records

FindMy Past is really coming to the fore with the records it is currently releasing online. In one of the latest releases, FindMyPast is working with the National Archives of England and Wales to put 2.5 million criminal records online. They date from 1770 to 1934 and is believed to be the biggest collection of historical crime, prison and punishment records. The documents will include photos, court papers and appeal letters. The documents will also include names and locations of victims and witnesses, so even if the criminal is not your ancestor, the information may still be relevant to your family history.
Please note that this is on the UK database, so if you have your own subscription, make sure you have access to the UK records, or if you use Manly Library‚Äôs subscription, accessing the database while in Manly Library, make sure you choose the UK site and not the Australian database.

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