The West Indian Gendarmerie Corps, Main force in Christiansted: Muster rolls for the Gendarmerie Corps


The series contains muster rolls (lists of troops) for the gendarmerie corps between 1907 and 1917. The roll is an annual list of all the soldiers, both officers and rank and file, who were part of the corps. The roll states the soldier’s name, rank and agreed period of service. The gendarmerie was a semi-military corps that functioned as both police and military on the islands.

The task in this archive series is indexing (tagging). This means, that we focus primarily on transcribing personal names, place names and dates. By transcribing these data you will make it easier for others, for instance genealogists, to find a document that contains a certain name they are looking for without transcribing the entire document. Exactly what we would like you to transcribe and how, you will see in the transcription guide.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here:

This is a photo of gendarme no. 66, 1916-17, E. Hansen of the Royal Danish West Indian Gendarmerie. Property of the Maritime Museum of Denmark, photo no. 000027264.

ExtentDocuments: 398, Approved: 398


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