Other useful sites

Colin Hinsons GENUKI Yorkshire Pages
A wealth of information, photographs, and links including the following

West Riding towns and parishes - Look here if you don't know where it is!
Halifax Parish Registers from 1542/1543/1545 transcribed by Colin.
Northowram Non-Conformist Registers transcribed by Colin.
Parish Registers published by the Yorkshire Parish Record Section,
Yorkshire Archaelogical Society, availabe on microfiche.
"A Topical Dictionary of Yorkshire for the year 1822" by Thomas Langdale.

Bradford Family History Society have some interesting indexes
on-line, including that for the 1841 Census Returns for Bradford.
Their site is also accessible from Colin's pages.

In addition to the above, Colin has published several old books on CD-ROM
including "Whitaker's History of Craven"
for details see /www.blunham.demon.co.uk/CDroms/Craven/
For anyone interested in the Craven area this CD is a must!
Each page is individually scanned from the very expensive original
- and if you can't afford to splash out several hundred pounds
[even if you can find a copy] it's a real bargain!

Family History Societies

Family History Centre - Myddleton Place /www.pro.gov.uk/

Yorkshire Archaeological Society Family History Section.
Genfair - the "shopping mall" of Family History Societies
Calderdale FHS

Wakefield & District FHS
Ripon, Harrogate and District FHS
Wharfedale Family History Group
Bradford FHS
Rotherham Branch of the Sheffield & District FHS
Brass Bands
The Black Dyke Band

Towns & Villages

Want to know more about Halifax and Calderdale?
Have a look at Malcolm Bull's excellent
MB-Cyclopaedia for Halifax & Calderdale!
Warley Township, incl. Luddenden
Marsden Heart of the South Pennines
Darrington near Pontefract


Dodworth and surrounding areas
Illingworth Cricket Club - not just cricket!

Wesleyan Ministers & Wesleyan Chapel Engravings

Wartime Memories

Census Returns
1851 UK 2% Sample

Old Maps
OS maps circa 1850

Alan Godfrey Maps
David Morgan Maps

Searchable databases
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
a searchable database of those who died on active service in WWI and WWII

LDS searchable database including IGI

1550-2049 calendar giving days of the week
A-Z of British Genealogical Research
Start here if you don't know "how to"!
Halifax Courier

Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Chris Hardy has compiled a
list of principal inhabitants of Thornton, Bradford
taken from White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the West Riding 1838.

Ted Wildy's Index of Marriage Witnesses
zip file for West Riding of Yorkshire

Historical & Manorial Documents

Borthwick Institute of Historical Research Catalogue of Publications

Manorial records at The University of Hull
Manorial documents archives
Ron Taylor's Census Finding Aids and Indexes.

Leeds Library and Information Services
Local History Photographic Collection
lots of online old photos of Leeds

Follow links from Ackworth School's
home page to a fascinating local history project

Eric Youle's Sheffield reference material & maps.
A wealth of reference material, particularly on mining
and the cutlery industry.

Royal and Noble Genealogical Data on the Web

Pennine Way Web site

Debretts Ancestry Web site

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