Useful web sites for Family Historians in Kirklees (i.e Huddersfield and District)

Steve Whitwam's Family History website A valuable resource for for research, particularly in the Milnsbridge, Slaithwaite, Marsden and Scammonden localities. By Richard Horton. The origin of this work was the "St. John's Kirkheaton Churchyard Database Project" but recently (2014) this has been extended by including the 'St. John's Lepton Project', a 'St Thomas' Bradley Project' and a ' Lane Side Cemetery Kirkheaton' project.

Kirkburton Churchyard The principal aim of the Churchyard Team, as it is now known, was to create a traditional English churchyard that was not only the resting place of local inhabitants but a reminder of its history and even more a haven for traditional flora and fauna. The churchyard has been mapped, with graves entered as Marked or Not Marked, which meant it had no stone (but was a mound of grave shape), or the grave had some stone slab or surround with no inscriptions. The site includes an index to Memorial Inscriptions with both Name and Map search facilities.

Useful Links - Home Page
Yorkshire Family History Societies
Other Useful sites
West Yorkshire Archives Service
Hints on using the WYAS Catalogue
WYAS Catalogue
Hartshead Hartshead and Clifton were one parish until the 1860s when Clifton became parish of its own, these two villages are a one place study, this site is a member of the Society of one place studies. It is where Family History and Local History Unite. The site contains a selection of Hartshead church records. The latest addition is the Huddersfield Absent Voters List compiled in 1918.

Mirfield Memories This site is the place where the young people of Mirfield in West Yorkshire, and those who have moved here in recent years, can see and learn something of how it was when I was growing up. I hope that it will also bring back some memories for those who have moved away but still have Mirfield in their hearts. I will be covering some of the changes that have occurred in recent years and some that happened many years ago. I will be mentioning places that no longer exist and will show photographs wherever possible.(Extracted from the web site home page)

Huddersfield Exposed by Dave Pattern, a collection of articles and pages about the history of Huddersfield and its surrounding districts.

Launds Inn Museum by Robert Broadbent, a history of the Launds Inn and much more about family history research in the Colne Valley.

University of Huddersfield, Heritage Quay Slides available from the talk given at H&D FHS Fair, Nov 2015