Criminal Records - Metropolitan Police Gazette, Apprehensions - 1901 November


Help transcribe various names from the Metropolitan Police Force's newspaper - the Police Gazette.
We require the transcription of the names of Apprehensions Sought across the country, Portraits of Persons Wanted and Persons in Custody.

Difficulty Level Notes

The text is a printed newspaper, but formats will vary for different lists. Please be aware that some pages can contain a lot of text to transcribe. Please only enter required data, and not insert additional data into incorrect columns.

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Difficulty Intermediate
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Images Per Batch 1
Added 11th Oct 2018 15:52
Last Edited 31st Oct 2018 14:16

Page Types


1.1. Header

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1.2. Data

1.2.1. Date of Gazette

The newspaper date as given at the top of the page e.g. Tuesday, January 8, 1901. Any other dates are not required.

1.2.2. Sub-heading

The sub-categories required are 'Apprehensions Sought', 'Portraits of Persons Wanted' and 'Persons in Custody'. We do not require the data from any other category. Note 'Apprehensions Sought' may continue after the 'Portraits of Persons Wanted' section.

1.2.3. District

Given under the sub-category heading

1.2.4. Division

Given under each District, for example 'B Division' or 'High Wycombe' (do not enter the number in front of the District - this is the Entry No which is to be entered in the next column)

1.2.5. Entry No

Given for each new entry - in front or listed below each division

1.2.6. Forename

Please extract the Forename from the Name given in capital letters

1.2.7. Surname

Please extract the Surname from the Name in capital letters

1.2.8. Alias

Any alias name(s) given

1.2.9. Age

Ages with fractions enter as 1/2, 1/4, 3/4 - examples are 18 1/4, 20 1/4, etc. If no age given please leave blank

1.2.10. Native of

Enter only if a Native place is given within the text, otherwise leave blank

Unreadable Page

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2.1. Header

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2.2. Data

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No Data

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3.1. Header

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3.2. Data

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