These latest additions are fantastic news for those of us not able to visit the local Archives or LDS Church or those not wishing to visit or like me, want to do family history at my convenience and no one elses – yes after 5pm and before 9am!
So what has been added, well I am very, very pleased to say that over 8 million West Yorkshire parish registers record baptisms, marriages, burials and confirmations as far back as the English Civil War. That’s good news but what records have been indexed and the original document uploaded and made available.
Here goes :-
West Yorkshire, Births and Baptisms 1813 – 1906
West Yorkshire, Deaths and Burials 1813 – 1985
West Yorkshire, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512 – 1812
West Yorkshire, Marriages and Banns, 1813 – 1921
West Yorkshire Confirmations 1859 – 1915
+ The Dade registers, named after the vicar that instigated them. What do they include ? Parents names, grandparents names with occupations and addresses – now isn’t that a fantastic resource !
Edith Smith of Crofton was born in 1883 and was confirmed aged 18 on 15 February 1901. Others that were confirmed at 6:30 on that Sunday before the Bishop of Wakefield were, Mary Berry of Spring Hill aged 15; Mary Ethel steele of Old Hall Lodge aged 15; Miriam Clark of Old Hall aged 18 and Mary McKay aged 17 also of Old Hall and Alice Blackburn of Crofton Tower aged 18 to name a few.
Martha Bates aged 26, widow, daughter of Benjamin Siddle, Waterman was married to John George Patrick, 25, Batchelor, son of James Patrick on December 25 1869. The witnesses were Francis Fledhill and Mary Jane Broughton – all signed the register with the exception of the bride, she Made Her Mark.
Joseph Officer was buried in All Saints Burial Ground on 3 January 1757.
Allan Douglas Riach was born on 2 December 1883 and baptised on 20 April 1884 in St Paul, Esholt, the son of John and Susan Riach. John was a policeman.
Go on, visit Ancestry and see what a very useful resource this is, especially for overseas researchers
If you don’t have a subscription, pop down to your local library, you may be surprised that your library can access these records.