Using the WYAS Catalogue

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WYAS Catalogue
The online catalogue is manually updated on a fairly regular basis to include new additions to the archive. Not all the collections are in the catalogue and many collections only have a general description rather than lists down to individual document level, so if a search proves unsuccessful it is always worth contacting WYAS as they may still hold something of use. Or if not they may be able to help point someone in the right direction as to where they may need to search.

WYAS guide with hints for searching the online catalogue . Downloads a .pdf file.

WYAS produced a note about County Wide Collections at Wakefield relating to Huddersfield

  • Thomas Taylor [coroner] notebooks 1850-1900 [finding number C493K]
  • Hospitals and mental health records [various finding numbers] please note that access to some of these records may be restricted and require permission to view them
  • Vehicle registration records [finding number C192]
  • Registry of Deeds [QD5] and 1910 valuation records [C243]
  • Quarter Sessions, Petty Sessions and Court records [various finding numbers] please note that access to some of these records may be restricted and require permission to view them
  • Parish and Non Conformist Records [various finding numbers]
  • West Riding County Council records and West Yorkshire Metropolitan County records [various finding numbers]
  • Police records [various finding numbers]
  • British Waterways North of England Area [C299]
  • Wakefield prison records [C118] please note that access to some of these records may be restricted and require permission to view them
  • Architects drawings, maps and plans [various finding numbers]