JACK THE RIPPER - USEFUL WEBSITES

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OUR PARTNERS IN THE CRIMES

There are numerous places around the country where records connected to the Jack the Ripper case are kept.

On this page you will find some of the main ones, mostly in London, that you can visit to conduct research and to look up original documents and photographs related to the case.


THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE

One of the most incredible and useful resources for any serious student of history.

You can accessa mond-boggling 23,874,587 newspaper pages dating back to the 1700's, icluding hundreds of newspapers that covered the Whitechapel murders.

Althought there is an annual subscription fee, they do offer a free trial, and, given that the annual fee is just £72 - that's around twenty pence a day, the value of having access to all that information is immeasurable.

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ANCESTRY

Another invaluable resource, the Ancestry website enable you to look people up making use of birth, marriage and death records.

You can also access census records to find who was living where in 1888, very useful for tracing the whereabouts of particualr suspects and/or police officers!

Again, there is a free trial, and the annual fee is just £69.99 for six months.

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FRIENDS OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE

The Friends of the Metropolitan Police Historical Collection is a group of like minded people seeking to promote and preserve the history of the Metropolitan Police Service and its service to London since 1829.

It is an independent community group that works alongside the staff at the Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre.

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THE METROPOLITAN POLICE

The Jack the Ripper murders were investigated by various division of the Metropolitan Police whose headquarters were, and are, located at New Scotland Yard.

On their website they have an excellent overview of the Jack the Ripper case. You can also study the full history of the Metropolitan Police.

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THE OLD BAILEY ONLINE

One of the possible reasons why the Jack the Ripper crimes may have ceased so abruptly is that the perpetrator may have been arrested and incarcerated for a separate crime, or crimes, and the police just didn't realise who he was.

On this website you can read the transcripts of trials that took place at London's central Criminal Court - The Old Bailey - between 1674 and 1913, that's a whopping 197,745 criminal trials.

Who knows, Jack the Ripper may be there amongst them!

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THE JEWISH EAST END CELEBRATION SOCIETY

The Jewish East End Celebration Society aims to focus attention on Jewish life and culture in the East End of London.

In addition, the society provides a great deal of information on life in and the history of the Jewish East End.

Their website, consisting of well written articles, fascinating insights and also comprising a photo archive, provides an invaluable resource on all aspects of the Jewish East End and its history.

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THE EVANS AND SKINNER CRIME ARCHIVE

If you need images for a special project then the Evans and Skinner archive is the place to look.

Owned and managed by Stewart Evans and Keith Skinner, two experienced and hugely respected crime historians - as well as thoroughly nice chaps - the archive consists of a vast collection of over 8,500 books, photographs, files, ephemera and crime memorabilia.

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