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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879):YKS: YKS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Sheffield Archives
52 Shoreham Street
Sheffield
S1 4SP
Tel: 0114 203 9395
Fax: 0114 203 9398
Email:
sheffield.archives@dial.pipex.com
Contact: The Duty Archivist when sending e-mail or letter.

The office is normally closed for stocktaking for two weeks in February/March, please contact us for more information.


Opening hours:

Monday: 10.00-17.30
Tuesday: 09.30-17.30
Wednesday: 09.30-17.30
Thursday: 09.30-17.30
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 09.00-13.00; 14.00-17.00


Other Libraries:

Local Studies Library
Central Library
Surrey Street
Sheffield
S1 1XZ
Tel: 0114 273 4753
Email: local.studies@dial.pipex.com
Contacts: Doug Hindmarch (Senior Local Studies Librarian), Sylvia Pybus (Local Studies Librarian), Mike Spick (Development Officer)

Opening hours:
Monday: 1000 -2000
Tuesday: 0930 -1730
Wednesday: 0930 -1730
Thursday: 0930 -1730
Friday: 0930 -1730
Saturday: 0930 -1730


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes - at both Sheffield Archives and Local Studies

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office?
Sheffield Archives: Service is fee-based: 10 per 30 minutes, up to a maximum of 2 hours.

Local Studies: Undertakes small amounts of general research by letter or e-mail, there is no charge other than for photocopying etc.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Sheffield Archives
GRO indexes 1837-1983 on microfiche



5. Census returns

Sheffield Archives:
1841-1881 for county of South Yorkshire (microfilm)
1881 Yorkshire Census (microfiche)
1881 British Isles Census (CD-ROM)
1891 Sheffield Registration District (RD), Wortley RD, Ecclesall Bierlow RD and Rotherham RD, Doncaster RD & Barnsley RD only (microfiche)
1901 Sheffield RD, Wortley RD, Ecclesall Bierlow RD, Rotherham RD, Doncaster RD & Barnsley RD, Chesterfield RD in part, namely Eckington and Dronfield Sub Districts and Worksop RD in part, namely Carlton & Anston Sub Districts (microfiche)
1841-71 Name indexes for Sheffield, Ecclesfield and Bradfield (microfiche)
1861 Name index for Bradfield (paper copy)
1881 Name index for Yorkshire (microfiche)
1881 Name Index for British Isles (CD-ROM)
1891 Name Index for Ecclesall Bierlow Registration District (RD), partial name Index for Sheffield RD. This is incomplete but compilation ongoing by Sheffield & District Family History Society (microfiche)
1891 Street Indexes for Barnsley RD & Doncaster RD (paper copy)
1901 Street Indexes for Sheffield RD, Wortley RD, Ecclesall Bierlow RD, Rotherham RD, Chesterfield RD in part, namely Eckington and Dronfield Sub Districts (paper copy)
1901 Street Indexes for Barnsley RD & Doncaster RD (microfiche)

Local Studies:
1841-1901 All of the current Metropolitan District of Sheffield plus immediate neighbouring areas. Actual coverage varies from year to year.
1841-71 Name indexes for Sheffield, Ecclesfield and Bradfield (microfiche)
1881 Name index for county of Yorkshire & Derbyshire (microfiche)
1881 Name Index for British Isles (CD-ROM)
1891 Name Index for Ecclesall Bierlow Registration District (RD), partial name Index for Sheffield RD. This is incomplete but compilation ongoing by Sheffield & District Family History Society (microfiche)
1901 Street Indexes for Sheffield RD, Wortley RD, Ecclesall Bierlow RD, Rotherham RD and Chesterfield RD(paper copy)


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Sheffield Archives:
Baines' History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York 1822
Pigot's Yorkshire Directory 1828 and 1834
White's West Riding Directory 1838
Kelly's Directory of the West Riding of Yorkshire 1927 and 1936

Local Studies:
Some 19th Century Derbyshire Directories (on microfiche)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Sheffield Archives:
Street & Trade Directories of Sheffield (and some Rotherham) 1787-1973 (not many years)
'The Gazette' - Doncaster Directory 1895
Barnsley Directory 1902

Local Studies:
Sheffield (and some Rotherham) street and trade directories 1774-1974 (not published every year, complete coverage of all published volumes)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Local Studies:
Sheffield area 1962 to date including classified / Yellow Pages



7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Local Studies:
Electoral registers for Sheffield constituencies 1841 to date (with some gaps).
(Currently part of a microfiche program - availability may vary)

7(b) Poll Books

Sheffield Archives:
Derbyshire 1698, 1720-21; Derby borough 1748; Yorkshire 1727, 1734, 1741/42, 1784, 1807; Sheffield 1832; West Riding 1835, 1841, 1848

Local Studies:
Sheffield 1832, 1835, 1840/41, 1852, 1857; York City 1741, 1758, 1774, 1784, 1818; Yorkshire 1741, 1807; Yorkshire / West Riding 1809, 1835, 1837, 1841, 1848, 1865


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Sheffield Archives:
Worldwide IGI held on CD-ROM
Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Lancashire 1992 Edition (microfiche)

Local Studies:
Derbyshire & Yorkshire 1988 (on microfiche)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Sheffield Archives:
Sheffield Flood Claims (1865) Name Index, compiled by K. Bilborough [1998/72]
Selection of Monumental Inscriptions
Selection of Transcripts and Indexes of Parish Registers from Anglican Churches in the Archdeaconry of Sheffield
Alphabetical index of Obituary Notices in the Sheffield Morning Telegraph (1850-1970) compiled by Peter Harvey.

Local Studies:
Alphabetical index of Obituary Notices in the Sheffield Morning Telegraph (1850-1970) compiled by Peter Harvey.


10. Parish Registers

Sheffield Archives:
Parish registers for the Archdeaconry of Sheffield (Most registers pre 1900 are issued on microfiche)
Parish registers from churches in Hallam Diocese (Roman Catholic) (some on microfilm)
Other Non conformist Registers - contact Sheffield Archives for more details


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Local Studies:
Holdings for several thousand titles - contact Local Studies for more details


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Sheffield Archives:
'The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York' in six volumes - transcripts and indexes of Baptism, Marriage and Burial registers 1560-1736. Printed by the Hunter Archaeological Society (Parts 1- 5, 1917-1927) & The Yorkshire Archaeological Society Parish Register Section (Part 6, 1981) [TI 20/1-6]


13. Other material

Sheffield Archives:
Personal Names index includes references for pedigrees and biographical details of individuals and families

Local Studies:
Catalogue includes pedigrees and biographical details of individuals and families


14. Guides to Collections

Sheffield Archives:
'Guide' and 'Supplement to Guide' available for Archives, though covers up to 1976 only; available from Archives at a cost of 5 and 7 respectively
Free general leaflet outlines collections and services, gives opening times, location map etc

Local Studies:
Free general leaflet gives outline of collections and services, plus opening times, location map etc.


15. Local Record Offices

Sheffield Archives
52 Shoreham Street
Sheffield
S1 4SP
Tel: 0114 203 9395
Fax: 0114 203 9398
Email:
sheffield.archives@dial.pipex.com
Contact: The Duty Archivist when sending Email


Other information

Picture Sheffield is Local Studies digitised picture system. Full service is available at Local Studies, a selection of images can be seen at: www.picturesheffield.com