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Criminals and drunkards added online

TheGenealogist has added to its Criminal Records collections with the release of the Metropolitan Police Criminal Records Office: Habitual Criminals Registers and the Habitual Drunkards Registers.

These are high quality transcripts with original colour images of the registers, as well as registers created by the police to supervise released criminals.

One of the most interesting features of these records are the photographic portraits taken from the Registers of Habitual Drunkards. These feature two photographs, face on and in profile for each individual. Some records may also detail distinguishing features.

The Habitual Drunkards Registers were distributed to licensed premises and the secretaries of clubs to prevent the convicted person from buying alcohol.

Entries contain a description of the individual and date of discharge from prison. Records may also give the name of the prison, length of sentence and previous convictions.

The release includes registers created by the police to supervise released criminals, including spies.

These new records, from The National Archives’ MEPO 6 series, are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist. For further information see the article at

New criminal records

Some of the new criminal records now available at TheGenealogist

More than 1.2 million further parish records for Warwickshire released

TheGenealogist has added to its parish records collections with a second batch of Warwickshire registers in an ongoing project with Warwickshire County Record Office. These newly transcribed records are linked to high quality images of the original parish register pages.

Over 1,270,000 individuals in total have been added to the parish records for Warwickshire. These include high quality transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials with original images of the registers. Additional information such as witnesses, father’s name and profession has been transcribed where given.

This new release brings the site’s total for Warwickshire parish records to over two million. These new records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist.

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Parish register for Emscote

Parish register for Emscote (All Saints) Warwickshire 1868

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