TheGenealogist releases Police Letter Books and Northumberland Colour Tithe Maps

The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist:

thegenealogist_003TheGenealogist has just launched a new collection of Police Letter Books for Hampshire. This is an intriguing mixture of promotions, retirements, movements, and other observations about Police officers in this county from 1891 to 1911. In amongst its pages you will be able to trace the career of your Hampshire police ancestors as they rise or fall.

These records reveal names and collar numbers of officers promoted, reduced in rank or dismissed from the force for committing various acts of misconduct. The misdemeanors often seem to involve alcohol, ranging from accepting a glass of beer to being drunk on duty. For those more competent officers who were commended for their actions in the pages of these documents, you can read the actions that had been seen as deserving of inclusion in the Letter Books.

In addition, TheGenealogist has released the Colour Tithe Maps for Northumberland. These maps join the previously released greyscale maps for the majority of the country that are already published on TheGenealogist.

  • Contains over 600 colour maps, linking to over 62,000 tithe records for this county
  • These maps are a fantastic resource that enable you to see where your ancestors owned or occupied land in Northumberland
  • The only online National collection of tithe records and maps

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Tithe map of Bilton, Northumberland on TheGenealogist

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Tithe map of All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland on TheGenealogist

The searchable schedules, or apportionment books, contain detailed information on land use and these are linked to the maps on TheGenealogist. Clicking through from the transcript to a map will jump straight to the plot for an individual and can reveal buildings, fields, houses, rivers, lakes, woods and also cover villages, towns and cities.

For more information take a look now at http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk.

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Enjoyed the illustration accompanying the announcement regarding the Police Letter Books for Hampshire and would love to know the identity of the artist who created it.

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The postcard is from 1907 and was published by Birn Brothers of London, it was part of a series featuring role reversals. This is just one of the images freely available on TheGenealogist’s Image Archive. Unfortunately the card is unsigned.

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