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Dublin Metropolitan Police general register

Abstract: The Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) general register covers recruitment and transfers within the Dublin Metropolitan Police. The first 252 pages of this volume are available through the UCD Digital Library. There are 12,567 entries on these pages, covering the period 1837-1925. Following this period the General Register was taken into use by An Garda Síochána and the remaining pages involve the movement of Gardaí to the Dublin Metropolitan Area. Use of the General Register continued until 1975 although only the entries up to 1925 have been digitised and made available online for data protection reasons. Each entry records the following details: warrant number, name, age, height, trade or occupation, county, parish, post town, previous public service, by whom recommended, divisions attached to, service details (dates, rank, promotions etc.), good service pay, date and cause of removal from the force, reappointment details, and general observations. Religion was added from 1858 (p. 117).

In collection Dublin Metropolitan Police and Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) Personnel Registers

Origin information
Dublin, Ireland : Dublin Metropolitan Police
Date created:
Type of resource
text
Physical description
252 [i.e. 504] p.
52 x 40 cm
Physical details: The entry for each recruit is recorded across two pages. The left and right pages of each of these double page spreads have been given the same page number. The dimensions given are the height x width of the closed volume. Due to the large size of this volume the left and right pages of each double page spread were scanned separately. The resulting scans were merged during image processing to recreate the double page spread of the original volume. As a result, some small differences between the images for the left and right pages may be visible.
Condition: Some of the pages in this volume are creased and the corners have been repaired, resulting in a small amount of missing text. There are some ink stains and dirt, particularly on the bottom corners of each page. Some pages are yellowing but otherwise the pages are good condition.
Scope and content
The latter part of the General Register falls under the Data Protection Act 1988 and Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 and as a consequence only the entries relating to the Dublin Metropolitan Police from 1837-1925 have been digitised. The remaining pages remained sealed throughout the digitisation process.
Numbering/sequence
The entries are in numerical order by warrant number. The numbers initially range from 1 to 12,567 until late 1924 when the Civic Register numbers was taken out of use and from the numbers in the DMP volume start from 6,336 from this point. An alphabetical listing is available in Jim Herlihy's book "The Dublin Metropolitan Police : a complete alphabetical listing of Officers and Men, 1836-1925".
Citation/reference
A separate index in alphabetical order by surname is available. This index was provided by the Garda Museum and Archives. Please note that there may be errors in the transcription of the index and that the spelling of names in the index may not match the current usage of a name. It may be necessary to search for variations in spellings of a name, for example O’Byrne, Byrne, O’Beirne, Beirne. Please note it is not possible to sort, filter, or edit the data in Google Drive. Please download the index data in your chosen format to sort, filter, or edit the index.
Languages
English  
Genre
Registers (Lists)   linked data (lcgft)
Subject
Police recruits--Ireland
Ireland. Garda Síochána --History
Ireland. Garda Síochána --Officials and employees
Ireland. Garda Síochána --Personnel records
Dublin Metropolitan Police --History
Dublin Metropolitan Police --Officials and employees
Dublin Metropolitan Police --Personnel records
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.ucdlib_53467
Location
An Garda Síochána. Garda Museum and Archives
Suggested credit
"Dublin Metropolitan Police general register," held by Garda Museum and Archives. © public domain. Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:53467>

Cited/referenced by
[1] An Garda Síochána. Garda Museum and Archives. Dublin Metropolitan Police and Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) Personnel Registers Indexes. Dublin, Ireland –
[2] Herlihy, Jim. The Dublin Metropolitan Police : a complete alphabetical list of officers and men, 1836-1925. Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press2001
[3] Herlihy, Jim. The Dublin Metropolitan Police : a short history and genealogical guide. Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press2001
Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on information provided by the Garda Museum and Archives. — Metadata creation date: 2017-08-21

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