May Day Bank Holiday: Saturday 29th April 2017 – Root Cellar open as usual Monday 1st May 2017 – Root Cellar closed … Continue reading
To mark Anzac Day, Find My past are NOW offering 10% off a year’s records access for Findmypast.com.au! With over 96 million Australian & New Zealand records to explore, Findmypast is the best place to discover your homegrown family history. … Continue reading
The UK Federation of Family History Societies has launched a competition aimed at children and young people aged between 5-16 years. It is hoped that with the help and encouragement of their older family members, they might develop an interest … Continue reading
New TV Show Would you like to be reunited with a secret sibling or estranged family member? A brand new TV show wants to hear from you. Boundless is the award-winning company behind Grand Designs and The Apprentice. They’re making … Continue reading
A Google map is now available which shows the boundaries of the C19th townships for much of the area covered by the Society. This and much more information is available on the web site web site Places page.The Townships map … Continue reading
The registers of the Archbishop of York are now available online and are free to view. The index is searchable by name, place etc. It seems to mainly contain items connected with churches – one example is the 1636 seating … Continue reading
The GRO has provided a facility to search the BMD indexes online without charge. They are also running a trial to provide certificate details as pdf files for a reduced fee of £6.00. The full certificate can still be ordered … Continue reading
The diary of events for 2017 is now available. Events with minimum detail will have more added nearer the time. 2017 diary of Events here … Continue reading
NEWSOME ST. JOHN Baptisms 1872-1963 UPPER HOPTON ST. JOHN “ 1846-1983 LEPTON COWMS METHODIST “ 1863-1990 NEWSOME TOWNGATE “ “ 1889-1983 TAYLOR HILL PRESBYTERIAN “ 1879-1972 ALMONDBBURY ST. JOHN METH “ 1860-1913 CROSLAND MOOR UMFC “ 1845-1959 SKELMANTHORPE ST. AIDAN … Continue reading
This is the latest addition to the Useful Links page: Canal People web site, By Angela Morefield who had canal boating ancestors. In the early days of the canals, boatmen were relatively well paid in the scheme of things. At … Continue reading
During the Society’s Memorial Inscription Project details of a tomb with strange carvings were found amongst the transcriptions from Netherthong parish church graveyard. The inscription was intriguing because it appeared to have been written in some form of runic alphabet. … Continue reading
Join the Society or renew your Membership from 1st June 2016 and it will be valid until 31st July 2017.
Please note that for the winter period the Root Cellar will be open, by appointment, on Thursday evenings. Details on the Root Cellar page … Continue reading
Raffle winning ticket numbers: 139 – One year’s free membership of the Society 28 – Choice of 3 Society Publications 103 – Chris Makepeace Maps 128 – Family History Record Book 52 – Highclere Castle –The Real Downton Abbey 18 … Continue reading
It is with great regret that we report the passing of Lawrence Perry. Lawrence was a long standing member of the Society, a past chairman and stalwart supporter at many events. Lawrence died last week (week ending 18th April 2015). … Continue reading
The Society of Genealogists is delighted to announce that the Government has accepted an amendment to the Deregulation Bill currently going before the House of Lords that allows for the publication of information from Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates in … Continue reading
Visit the "All Our Yesterdays" section of todays Huddersfield Examiner to read an excellent article about the Society and in particular Cyril Ford and his book "Honley in the Great War". The book will be on sale at the Society Family History Fair on 8th November at Cathedral House, Huddersfield.
Cyril hopes to be there for a book signing session sometime during the day.
The full Examiner article can be read by clicking here
The Society now has an active Twitter account which includes many "ReTweets" from useful Family History related sources.
The most recent tweets can be seen in the right hand sidebar of this web site and you can "Follow" the Society Tweets from there.