Tracing Your Police Ancestors (Paperback)
A Guide for Family Historians
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Tracing Your Police Ancestors will help you locate and research officers who served in any of the police forces of England and Wales from the creation of the Metropolitan Police by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, Stephen Wade explains and describes the various archives and records and provides a discussion of other sources. Case studies are used to show how an individual officer's career may be traced and understood from this research. He also explains the range of secondary sources open to the family or local historian, many of which offer a broader account of the social and cultural history of the British police forces.
As featured in 'Further Reading' part of article by Angela Buckley about Metropolitan Police pension recordsYour Family History, July 2017
I cannot over emphasise its usefulness and at this cover price it will save you plenty of time and money. To put it simply if you are researching a police ancestor then start here.Military Archive Research
The law had as much influence on our ancestors as it does on us today, and it occupies an extraordinary range of individuals, from eminent judges and barristers to clerks and minor officials.Yet, despite burgeoning interest in all aspects of history and ancestry, lawyers and legal history have rarely been looked at from the point of view of a family historian. And this is main purpose of Stephen Wade’s accessible and authoritative introduction to the subject. Assuming that the reader has little prior knowledge of how or where to look for such information, he traces the evolution of the law and…By Stephen Wade
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