An­ces­try: West Mid­lands Police Records

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Project Overview The An­ces­try World Archives Project is ask­ing vol­un­teers to help in­dex a large col­lec­tion of police records span­ning from the 1860s to the 1940s, cov­er­ing a range of con­stab­u­lar­ies across the West Mid­lands.

How Will It Help?

The col­lec­tion fea­tures a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent records, in­clud­ing ser­vice files for in­di­vid­ual of­fi­cers. Once the project is com­plete, the re­sult­ing in­dex will be added to the an­ces­ data­base and made avail­able for fam­ily his­to­ri­ans to search for free. How Do I Take Part? Par­tic­i­pants will need to sign up to the An­ces­try World Archives Project at fam­i­ AWAP and down­load the free Key­ing Tool, which is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a ma­jor re­design. Al­though we hope to in­clude this project, the new Key­ing Tool may not be ready in time – check our web­site for up­dates.

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