PEN­SION AND GRATUITIES IN­DEX (POST 35)

The pen­sion in­dexes held in the Royal Mail Ar­chive will tell you where your an­ces­tor worked and help you find them in other records. See Record Round-up on page 57 for more de­tails

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Year in ques­tion

Gives the year your an­ces­tor left the Post Of­fice.

Vol­ume num­ber

This in­di­cates the vol­ume in the POST 1 cat­a­logue.

Ex­act date

Use this to find the right vol­ume in the POST 1 cat­a­logue.

Per­son’s sur­name

This col­umn lists sur­names.

Per­son’s first name

Abbreviations are of­ten used.

Po­si­tion held by your an­ces­tor

This is the role that your an­ces­tor held when they left. Abbreviations are usu­ally used; a glos­sary of these can be found at the end of The Postal Mu­seum’s Fam­ily His­tory Re­search Guide.

Place of em­ploy­ment

Where em­ploy­ees were work­ing just be­fore they left the Post Of­fice.

Page num­ber in POST 1 vol­ume

this will help you to find the right page in the pen­sion vol­ume to read the en­try about your an­ces­tor.

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