of bygone Wakefield
~~ to say happy birthday, thank you or just to say hello
As the information on this site is growing I have tried
to make the pages easier to navigate. Follow the alphabetical listings, and
they will take you to the more familiar page layouts of Wakefield Family History
Sharing. (some subjects appear under more than one heading)
Guestbook and leave your comments and suggestions on what you would like to see on these pages
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Leave your requests for help, names and place search here
on the new board
- Photographs of Wakefield old
and new. Other sections on this site also have
updated and new sections
- 13th February 2005 - A walk around Newmillerdam
in pictures ; Methley Churchyard ; St Peters, Woolley ; The Orangery,
Clarke Hall + the Town and County Halls ; NVA D-Day Memorial Parade and notes
from the Will of William Scarth + maps and pictures
Allegations and Bonds
- A selection of
books that may be of interest to those with an interest in Wakefield, its
surroundings and history or general family history
Cemeteries (for churchyards see Churches and their records)
Charts Printable charts &
research logs etc for keeping your research organised!! For example : fan chart,
family group sheet, research log and inquiry forms,
Churches and their records
Chantry Chapel of St
Mary the Virgin.
- Church of England parishes in
the Diocese of Wakefield.
Church locations in Wakefield.
Map may take some time to view also includes Archive References for those
- Churches, Chapels
History of Wakefield.
- Churchyards, pictures of
MI's from various churchyards in the area
- St Helen's, Sandal
- St Mary's, Woodkirk
- St Mary Magdelene, Outwood
- St Michael's, East Ardsley
- St Oswald's, Methley
- St Paul's, Alverthorpe
- St Peter's, Stanley
- St Peter's, Warmfield
- St Peter's, Woolley
- Wakefield Cathedral (All Saints, Wakefield)
Non-conformist churches and
chapels in the Wakefield area.
- Baptisms, marriages and burials
- where are they and what years can I search ( coming
Transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials.
- Dewsbury baptisms 1844 - 1866
- Dewsbury burials 1813 - Jan 1822
- Great Ayton burials 1773 - 1812
- Hartshead burials 1692 - 1812
- Horbury baptisms and burials 1770 - 1812
- Horbury marriages 1774 - 1812
- Leeds, St Peters burials 1769 - 1819
- Wetherby burials 1848 - 1865 - not available at this time
- West Witton burials 1822 - 1845
Altofts School Admission
Records 1875 -1914 Information given is :- names, addresses,
father/mother, date entered.
- Extracts from The History of
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, including past headmasters, pupils and history
of the building (coming soon).
1861 census transcript of the pupils at
Silcoates School, Wrenthorpe
Schools in the area where your
ancestors may have gone
Opening times, access for places to
see and things to do in the Wakefield area etc.
Family & Local History Groups
Latin terminology can come in useful
when reading older documents
- Latin names can also be useful. You will also be surprised how many names / words you can recognise still used in our modern
- Wakefieldfhs Mailing
List not only covers the Wakefield area but also any queries you may have
regarding family and local history. Join the Wakefield Family History
Sharing Rootsweb Mailing List and receive e-mails from members
interests, questions & help wanted. A friendly and social way to gain
information and help others.
Roll of Honour.
Members of the Normandy Veterans Association Leeds 61 Branch, who have died since the
founded and who are commemorated at Pegasus Wood, Temple Newsam,
Leeds. 60th Anniv. of D. Day Rehearsal pictures
for the service in Leeds Parish Church, June 13th 2005 the
of D-Day Service
- War Memorial -
Regimental Order. Useful when looking on Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Memorials such a Menin Gate at Ypres (Ipres), gives
you the knowledge to know which regiment is top of the 'pecking order' and
where the other regiments fit into that order.
language of WW1 & WW2 in short forms and slang
Those who served the community of
Wakefield. Whether a nurse, police or fireman or a soldier -
Why not add your picture to this page.
War Memorials in the Wakefield area
- A selection of
newspapers giving dates and places where film or fiche copies can be
Population of towns, villages and
hamlets in the Wakefield and South Leeds areas for the periods 1801 - 1831
White 1853 Trade Directory. Included are :-
Councillors, Chief Constables, Members of Parliament and people of note from
Wakefield and local traders.
Voting Records see electoral registers
Last updated 13th
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