Yorkshire CD books

Old and rare Yorkshire books on CDrom or as pdf file downloads

photograph of the book
"Halifax, Families and Worthies"
by J Horsfall Turner
"History of Halifax"
by John Crabtree
"Halifax Guardian Almanack, 1908"
by Halifax Guardian

CD ROM and download version
produced by Yorkshire CD books ©

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For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

The data on this CD rom/ downloadable pdf is computer searchable.

The books on this CDrom will be of interest to anyone researching their ancestors in the Halifax area. There are lots of names mentioned within these volumes.

J. Horsfall Turner is a renowned historian, writing many books on the history of various places in the Halifax area and also editing together the Northowram Registers, The History of Brighouse and others.

Navigation of all of the books on this CD rom is enhanced by the use of "Active Links" on all the index and contents pages.

The History of Halifax covers the history of the parish from pre-Roman times to the 1880s. It includes information about the Gibbet law, and also the townships within the parish etc. There are additionally a few plates, including a plan of the town of Halifax.

The Families and Worthies of Halifax is a Biographical and Genealogical history of the parish of Halifax.

The Halifax Guardian's Almanac 1908 includes photographs and information on people and places and happenings for the year 1908. There are lots of names of individuals, include lists of those on the council etc. Unfortunately there is no real index to this book.

The above Acrobat files were extracted from the CDrom and show the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open this files. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.

CD rom contents

A short review of the CD rom by Janet Ogden:

This comprehensive CD of several books includes John Crabtree's Halifax, J. Horsfall Turner's Halifax Worthies, and The Halifax Guardian's Almanac, with Maps, and information on the Wapentakes and the three Yorkshire Ridings.

It is a must for everyone with or without Halifax Connections

It tells of surrounding villages as well as places further a field. Throughout it mentions many people by name, and is packed with genealogical information on prominent local families, making it a rich source of very useful material, with extracts of Wills and Pedigree's and a section on Gibbet Law. It is packed full with, photos, old advertisements, and articles, and tells many local tales. It is a glimpse into our ancestors' past.

Janet Ogden, April 2003.
Co ordinator of Bradford Family History Society

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