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The Root Cellar

New Root Cellar

“The Root Cellar, Research Centre”, 33A Greens End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth. HD9 5NW.

The Root Cellar is open as follows:

Monday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm.
Tuesday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Wednesday:  10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Thursday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm, and alternate Thursday evenings 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Thursday evening dates in 2013:
December 5th and 19th.
Thursday evening dates in 2014:
Please note revised opening hours7.00pm to 9.30pm
January 2nd, 16th, and 30th
February 13th and 27th
March 13th and 27th
April 10th and 24th
May 8th and 22nd
June 5th and 19th

Friday: Closed.

Saturday:  2.00pm to 4.30pm.

We would also ask that if travelling a long distance to visit the Root Cellar, it is advisable to telephone
"The Root Cellar" on 01484 859229 before setting off to ensure that we are open.

Click Here for directions to Root Cellar and car parking.


Resources available include.

Free Internet access to Ancestry, the library edition.

Free Internet access to Find My Past.

1841 and 1851 census transcripts for our area.

GSU 1881 Census for England and Wales (on microfiche and CD rom)

1891 Census for Yorkshire on CD Rom.

1891 Census for Lancashire on CD Rom.

1901 Census for our area on microfiche.

1880 USA Census on CD Rom.

A growing collection of Parish Records for our area on microfiche.

The GENDEX database (of all transcriptions produced by the society).

The current NBI and burials for our area transcribed so far.

1992 IGI for the British Isles.

Probate calendars from 1858 to 1943 on microfiche.

Exchange journals from other societies.

The society library.

Soldiers who Died in the Great War on CD Rom.

The Army Roll of Honour (WW11) on CD Rom.


The interior of the New Root Cellar


New Root Cellar

The Library
The Root Cellar layout is currently being reorganised.
New pictures will be added on completion of the work.


We are always looking for volunteers to help on the desk or to help our visitors,

and of course, transcribe and training is available.

Accommodation is tight but we manage.


Frequent users of the drop-in facility may wish to to become members
of the Huddersfield & District Family History Society.
Details are available here

Copyright Huddersfield and District Family History Society, Registered Charity Number 702199
Root Cellar, 33A Greens End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW
Telephone: +44 (0) 1484 859 229

Page last updated 10th February 2014

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