Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society

The Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society (known until recently as the Yorkshire Archaeological Society) has promoted the study of Yorkshire’s past since 1863, when it was created as the Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association. The Society encourages interest in Yorkshire’s…

Halifax Guardian 1832-192 Index to Birth, Marriage and Death announcements

Calderdale Council, Central Library in Halifax, Yorkshire, volunteers have indexed 394,000+ names from birth, marriage, and death announcements published in the Halifax Guardian 1832-1921. The indexes are arranged alphabetically and can be downloaded in PDF format. The index lists surname,…

From Weaver to Web – Online Visual Archive of Calderdale History

This extensive site has information for the towns of Calderdale, Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden. Information is arranged by themes. Online records include World War I newspapers that have been digitised by Calderdale Libraries. The Halifax…

Synagogue Scribes

This site is a one-stop gateway to Anglo-Jewish community records. It  offers a unique and fully searchable database of London Ashkenazi Synagogue records, with the emphasis on pre UK civil registration, which began on 1st July 1837. Some of the…

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Sheffield Indexers

This site aims to provide free access to accurate indexed transcriptions of genealogical records. Currently selected census records for Sheffield and Derbyshire are available plus parish records, burial records and directories for Sheffield.

Sheffield and District Family History Society

The Sheffield & District Family History Society was formed in 1977 to promote the study of genealogy, family history and local history for the benefit and education of the public in the Sheffield area. The focus is the area encompassed…