Monday 4 March 2019

New indexes for Dublin Metropolitan Police registers
Indexes to the registers are free to view
Early last year, University College Dublin's Digital Library released an image-only collection of register records for the Dublin Metropolitan Police (General Register) and the Civic Guard (temporary register), 1837 to 1925. (See my blogpost.)

A separate index was online via Google for a short while, but it seems Google decided to make the index accessible only with a password, which wasn't the intention of UCD.

As the records have proved to be so popular with researchers, UCD has prepared an excel spreadsheet which can be downloaded, free of charge, at The file holds two spreadsheets – one for each register, and with a link to the image for each entry.

Many thanks to UCD's Digital Library team, not only for making the indexes available but also for considering users' needs for filtering and adding their own notes.