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Sheffield Genealogy Sites

GENUKI pages for Sheffield
Lots of reference information on Sheffield genealogy.

JEWISHGEN pages for Sheffield
Reference information for the Sheffield Jewish Community.

Sheffield & District FHS
Website of Sheffield & District Family History Society.

Sheffield Indexers
Website of the original Sheffield Indexers.

Sheffield Surnames & More
Sheffield Indexers searchable message forum allows you to search for names, places and other miscellaneous inquiries of interest relating to Sheffield and abroad.  For other genealogy information, you can also Search the Links Pages or Search this Web Site for additional related materials.

Sheffield Family Surnames
Curious Fox website list of Sheffield Family surnames of interest.  See also Yorkshire Surnames alphabetical Lists of surnames (GENUKI).  See also Genes Reunited which gives you the ability to connect with other Ancestry/Genes Reunited members for possible UK Surname connections. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Sheffield Local History by Eric Youle           << MORE
An excellent resource for Sheffield historical material including; Under Five Sovereigns, History of Labour, Holy Trinity Wicker, Recollections of Sheffield, Sheffield City Battalion, Story of St. Philip's Church, the Wheat collection, Sanitary State of Sheffield in 1872, Sheffield and Rotherham Independent Articles, Sheffield in the 18C, The Making of Sheffield I865-1914, Cutlery & Cutlers Sheffield 1884, illustrated Guide 1862, Sheffield 150 Years Ago, the Story of Old Attercliffe, Reminiscences of Old Sheffield, Moss Valley transcriptions.  Lists and Indexes including; Sheffield Poll Tax 1692, Sheffield Spring Knife Cutlers, Derbyshire Alehouses, Inns and Taverns 1577, Vills and Freeholders of Derbyshire 1633, List of those fined for not wearing caps to Church 1577, Sheffield at the Front, Local Men Serving in South Africa Boer War, Peter Harvey and David Robins photo indexes, The Manor and Parish of Ecclesall Rate Book for 1786, 4TH Report of Children's Employment Commission 1862, Survey of the Manor of Sheffield - 1637 names index, Hunter Archeological Society and Old Heeley.
 

Sheffield Family History Records                 << Back to Top >> 


General Register Office (GRO)
The General Register Office holds a central copy of all registrations for England and Wales including; Births, Stillbirths, Deaths, Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Adoptions.  See also A Guide to Understanding GRO Indexes.

Sheffield Archives
Sheffield Archives houses many resources which will be of benefit to the family historian. For the beginner here are a number of sources which should be consulted when undertaking genealogical enquiries. See descriptions for Bishops Transcripts, Cemetery Records, Census Returns, Directories, Electoral Rolls, GRO Index, I.G.I., Non-Conformist Records, Parish Registers and Probate Registers.

Sheffield Local Studies Library
The Library collects and preserves over 30,000 volumes of printed material relating to Sheffield and the surrounding area including; Telephone Directories 1960 onwards, Electoral Registers since 1843, Trade Directories from 1774, Newspapers since 1787 and much more. Staff are available to advise and help people who are unable to visit the library. They will try to answer enquiries received by post, telephone or E-mail, but unfortunately are unable to undertake lengthy research.

The Sheffield Registry Office
It provides all the Registration services laid down in the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1953, the Marriage Acts, 1949 to 1994 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004. All Births, Stillbirths and Deaths that occur within the City of Sheffield are registered at this office.

Sheffield City Council BMD's
Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths. This site will enable you to interrogate the index of births, deaths and marriages held at the Register Office Sheffield, so that you may request a replacement certificate. Please note, this is not a complete index - Searchable up to 5 years - indexing in progress.

BMD Certificate Index           << NEW
 
If you have a lot of Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates and are wondering what to do with them, why not index them where they can be seen by your potential Rellies.  Currently accepting certificates related to Sheffield YKS and surrounding areas.

Sheffield Indexers
The Sheffield Indexers are pleased to offer the 1841 Census Index, 1841 Census Strays (Derbyshire), Sheffield Parish Registers (Baptisms and Marriage records), Cemetery Burial records, School Admission Registers, Institutions and Trades & Other Directories, BMD Certificate Index, plus an extensive list of Genealogy Links and Getting Started are also a very good place to start if you are looking for information on Sheffield, England or genealogy references in general.

Sheffield & District FHS
Website of Sheffield & District Family History Society.


Other Local Villages                                    << Back to Top >> 

Barnsley Family History
The Society was formed in 1986 by a group of family historians in the Cudworth area of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. They took part in the National Project to transcribe the 1881 Census for England & Wales.

Barnsley BMDs            << MORE
The Barnsley Indexing Project began in 2004 and it aims to digitise the indexes relating to the records of Births, Deaths and Marriages held by the Barnsley Registration Service since civil registration began in 1837 to date. A request for a certificate can then be presented to the Register Office.  See also Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council family history information and how to search for information on Births, Deaths, Marriages and more. 

Bolsterstone
Genealogy for general area of Bolsterstone, Deepcar and Stocksbridge - approx. 8 miles N.W. of Sheffield.

Bradfield Archives 
The archive records are a unique collection of books/documents which includes references to the working and administration of the Parish over the last 500 years and also the running of the Bradfield Workhouse/Poor House based in High Bradfield from 1759 to 1847.

Bradfield & Beyond (Sanderson) 
The majority of the research on this site concerns SANDERSON, DYSON & IBBOTSON in and around BRADFIELD (West Riding of Yorkshire), but you will also find a fair amount of information for other surnames and places (around the country).  See also Poor Law Records of Bradfield from as early as 1722.

Derbyshire (County of)
Sheffield Indexers collection of links for the genealogists looking for family history information in the County of Derbyshire.  See also Yorkshire & Surrounding Counties.

Doncaster & District Family History Society
Your Doncaster Family History resource centre complete with Census, Parish Registers, Burials, MI's and much more!

Doncaster Borough Council
Historical records information available and how to locate them.  See also Doncaster Archives and the Local Studies Library.

Dore Village
Dore local history which can be traced back to the year 829.

Ecclesfield
The parish of Ecclesfield is situated north of Sheffield. The village is distant from the latter town four miles and a half and has a population of seven thousand one hundred and sixty-three persons. The duke of Norfolk is lord of the manor, owner of the rectory, and patron of the church.

Grenoside & District Local History Group
Formed in 1997, the group's aims are to hold events, collect material and publish information to stimulate the interest and knowledge of Grenoside.

Handsworth
History of Handsworth, South Yorkshire as provided by the Handsworth Historical Society.  See also Wikipedia's Handsworth.

Handsworth, St. Mary's Parish Church
Beautiful building located at the heart of Handsworth.

Historic Hillsborough (& Owlerton)
This website is intended to give people anywhere in the world, access to information about the history of the area of Sheffield in the UK known as Hillsborough and Owlerton. In addition other sources of information such as publications and websites are also included.

Keighley & District Family History Society            << NEW
Created in 1986, they are a locally run Society started by a small group of individuals interested in researching Family History. Originally with a focus on Keighley, it soon became apparent that there was significant interest from the outlying districts. Through this interest the Society gradually expanded and now covers quite a large area of the County of Yorkshire, especially North Yorkshire.

Norton
Norton is now a suburb of Sheffield, but in Elizabethan times it had its own identity as the principal scythemaking community of northern England. See downloadable Elizabethan Norton parish registers 1560-1620 or click here to search the Sheffield Indexers online records.

Norton (Genuki)            
NORTON, formerly of Derbyshire County, is an agricultural parish, containing a village of the same name, about two miles and a half from Dronfield and four from Sheffield. About one mile south-east is Hazelhurst and Oaks.  Information on this page includes link to ; Church History, Church Records, Directories and transcriptions from the National Gazetteer.

Porter Valley
Friends of the Porter Valley was set up in July 1994. We are a registered charity and our aim is to preserve and enhance the natural and historic character of the Porter Valley, from Hunterís Bar to Porter Clough.  See Newsletter for Friends of Porter Valley.

Rotherham Family History Society
The society organizes many projects where members volunteer their time to transcribe local records in libraries and record offices, transcribe census records for our area, record monumental inscriptions in the local cemeteries, and contribute to the National Burial Indexing program.

Rotherham Borough Council
The quickest way to learn more about the Borough of Rotherham from recent events and services to family history research including an online directory of Births and Marriage Certificates.  From this directory you will be able to search the entire index for Births and Marriages from the Borough of Rotherham dating back to 1837.  Indexing in progress.

Rotherham Archives & Local Studies
Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Service collects, preserves and provides access to documents covering all aspects of life within the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham.

Rotherham Web
This website lists some useful resources for use in researching family history and local history in Rotherham and surrounding Districts.  Information includes; Births, Marriages, Deaths, Books, Census, Directories, Free Downloads and Software, Electoral Registers and much more.  See also Districts of Rotherham.

Rotherham
Rotherham - a town and a borough situated in the county of South Yorkshire, England. Despite the demise of most of the collieries and the closure of many steelworks Rotherham is still an industrial town. The metropolitan borough of Rotherham includes suburban areas, rural villages, open countryside and the towns of Maltby and Wath-upon-Dearne.

Stocksbridge Town Council
Stocksbridge is approximately 10 miles north of the City of Sheffield with excellent access to the M1 and Pennine routes. It lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park and is surrounded by spectacular countryside with wonderful views of the nearby reservoirs.  See also Bolsterstone.

Swinton People Tree    New
A website dedicated to the past inhabitants of Swinton, South Yorkshire (about ten miles away from Sheffield).     Swinton People Tree currently contains nearly 20,000 photos of around 3,000 headstones as well as photos submitted by people connected to Swinton.

 

Totley History Group

Celebrating the history of Yorkshire's most southerly village.

Treeton
The South Yorkshire village of Treeton is close to Junction 33 of the M1, four miles from Rotherham and 5 miles from Sheffield. The Parish Church, described by Pevsner as a confusing building is one of only fifteen South Yorkshire churches mentioned in the Domesday Book. Inside you will find both family and local history including a Genealogy section.

Whiston           << NEW
Whiston is a suburb of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. Originally a small rural village between Sheffield and Rotherham, within the Saxon "Shire of Hallun" (Hallamshire), Whiston is now a suburb of Rotherham, close to its border with Sheffield.  See also Wikipedia's Whiston page.

Woodhouse
Woodhouse is a distinct village located to the South East of Sheffield. It has a long and rich history. Woodhouse was once part of the ancient Parish of Handsworth Woodhouse, the parish church being St Maryís and part of the Catholic establishment until the reformation. The Handsworth and Woodhouse Urban District Council became a part of Sheffield in 1921, with some local perceived loss of influence and investment as a result.  See also Handsworth.

Villages in South Yorkshire
Wikipedia's list of current Villages in the Southern region of the County of Yorkshire.  See also current villages in West Yorkshire.  See also Villages in Yorkshire and Villages in England.

Yorkshire & Surrounding Counties
Sheffield Indexers collection of links for the genealogists looking for family history information in Yorkshire and Surrounding Counties.

Yorkshire Indexers
An easy source of reference for those studying Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Surnames
Alphabetical Lists of surnames in of interest.  See also Sheffield Family Surnames of interest on Curious Fox website.

Registration Districts in West Yorkshire (Genuki)
Civil registration districts in the West Riding of the county of York (Yorkshire) between 1st July 1837 and 31st March 1974. The same districts were used to compile the censuses returns for the years 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901.  See also the registration district of Sheffield.
 

Ode to Sheffield                                    << Back to Top >> 

Sheffield Memories
Ongoing effort to collect memorabilia giving insight into the way-of-life in Sheffield.

Rhymes, Ballads, Stories, Folk Tales, Urban Legends & Ghosts of Old Sheffield
Collection of links to Rhymes, Ballads, Folk Tales, Ghost Stories and Games of Old Sheffield.

Other Historical Info
Sheffield Indexers ngoing effort to collect
additional historical documents giving insight into the way-of-life in Sheffield and surrounding areas including; Yorkshire Expressions, Attercliffe 1811 Poor Rate and Sheffield 1894 Obituaries, collection of Picture Post Cards from Sheffield and other Sheffield Stories, Newspaper Articles, Editorials and General Interests, Cherished Family Memories and Recipes of Olde Yorkshire.

Sheffield History
Sheffield Indexers collection of links to historical Sheffield including; Sheffield History, Laws & Acts, Living & Working Conditions, Historical Land & Buildings, Sheffield Flood and War Memories.

Stories from North Sheffield
Stories and images from the 1920's collected from people living in north Sheffield. Currently Parson Cross, Southey, Shirecliffe and Foxhill are the main areas represented.

Military History
Sheffield Indexers collection of links to
Military Historical Information.

WWII People's War, Sheffield & South Yorkshire
An archive of World War II memories written by the public and gathered by the BBC. See also their gallery of photos collected for this category.

 

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