The Root Cellar
“The Root Cellar, Research Centre”, 35 Greens End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth. HD9 5NW.
The Society also has a research facility at Bleak House, Batley. Click here for details.
The Root Cellar is open as follows:
Christmas Closures 2013
The Root Cellar closes at 4.30pm on Saturday 21st December
and opens again at 2.00pm on Thursday 2nd January.
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
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
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
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
Page last updated 4th December 2013