Over 2.75 million new crime records released by Findmypast this week. This incredibly large and exciting collection will be a real boon to researchers.  There are over 3.2 million records in total and they date from 1770 to 1935.  I look forward to delving into these records, and am only sorry that I won’t find any of my own family in them!


The collection includes the following records from The National Archives at Kew.


ADM 6 Admiralty: registers of convicts in prison hulks

CRIM 9 Central Criminal Court: after-trial calendars of prisoners

HO 8 Home Office: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons and Criminal Lunatic Asylums: Quarterly Returns of Prisoners 1824-1876

HO 13 Home Office: Criminal Entry Books 1782-1871

HO 17 Home Office: criminal petitions Series 1

HO 18 Home Office: criminal petitions Series 2

HO 19 Home Office: Register of criminal petitions

HO 23 Home Office: Registers of Prisoners from National Prisons lodged in County Prisons 1847-1866

HO 24 Home Office: Prison Registers and Statistical Returns 1838-1875

HO 47 Home Office: Judges’ Reports on Criminals 1784-1830

HO 77 Home Office: Newgate Prison Calendar 1782-1853

HO 130 Home Office: Miscellaneous Criminal Books 1798-1831

HO 140 Home Office: calendar of prisoners

PCOM 2 Home Office and Prison Commission: prison records

PCOM 3 Home Office and Prison Commission: Male Licences 1853-1887

PCOM 5 Home Office: Old Captions and Transfer Papers 1843-1871

MEPO 6 Metropolitan Police: Criminal Record Office: habitual criminals’ registers and miscellaneous papers

T 38 Treasury: Departmental Accounts: Convict Hulks 1802-1831