Other Useful Sites

The reshaping of our website has prompted a review of our useful site list. We will be expanding on the list, highlighting national level sites and, especially, those with a particular interest for family historians researching Kirklees and surrounding areas.

UK Government guides to discovering your family history and the birth, marriage and death certificates

West Yorkshire Archives

Free BMD – access to post-1837 civil registration records

Huddersfield Exposed – extensive information on local people and places

The History of Workhouses – a free site by historian Peter Higginbotham

National Library of Scotland Maps – access to old and modern maps for the whole of the UK

The Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies – an umbrella organisation for the many societies that cover various areas within the pre-1974 three Ridings of Yorkshire.

It gives us particular pleasure, promoting and encouraging mutual help, to showcase useful sites developed by Society members. Have a look at the suggestions below and let us know if you are aware of other sites that have links to our Society.

Jane Hough, whose maternal links are in West Yorkshire, maintains a blog and website at  https://www.allthosebefore.org.uk/

George Hall, based in West Yorkshire, emphasises local history and family links in his one-place studies and a blog at  https://genealogywithgeorge.com/ 

Jane Roberts is a Yorkshire-based professional family and local history researcher, whose website can be found at https://pasttopresentgenealogy.co.uk/