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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Unpublished indexes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

Library Services URL: http://www.barnsley.gov.uk/service/libraries/index.asp
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SYK, YKS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Barnsley Central Library
Shambles Street
S70 2JF
Tel (Archives and Local Studies Department) 01226 773950
Fax: 01226 773955
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Archives and Local Studies Department:
Monday: 0930-1800
Tuesday: 0930-1730
Wednesday: 0930-1800
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 0930-1730
Saturday: 0930-1300

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available?

Fee-based? There is a �1.00 Postal Administration Charge for all remote enquiries.

Provided by local Record Office? Service provided by the Archives and Local Studies Department.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Yes, in Archives and Local Studies Department

5. Census returns

1841-1901 covering BMBC with some overlap into surrounding areas (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Mormon 1881 Census Index for the whole of England (Archives and Local Studies Department)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

1816-1936 (Archives and Local Studies Department)

6(b) City and Town Directories

1902-1961 (Archives and Local Studies Department)

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1869 to date (incomplete)
N.B. Coverage of present Barnsley MBC only from 1974 (Archives and Local Studies Department)

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1988 edition: selected counties only
1992 edition: microfiche covering NE England and Ireland (Archives and Local Studies Department)

9. Unpublished Indexes

Various Parish Register indexes
Monumental inscriptions and indexes
Street indexes to Census Returns
Name index for Central Barnsley 1841-1881 Census
Ardsley Census Index 1841-1891
Darton and surrounding area 1841, 1861-1881

Worsborough Census Index 1841-1901

10. Parish Registers

Bishop's transcripts, Barnsley MBC. Microfilm (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Yorkshire Archaeological Society Parish Register Series. Printed (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Microfiche copies of all Barnsley MBC churches (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Various printed transcripts and indexes (Archives and Local Studies Department)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Journal of the Barnsley Family History Society (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Journal of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Family History Section) (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Journal of the Hunter Society

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series (incomplete) (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Surtees Society publications (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Thorsby Society publications (incomplete) (Archives and Local Studies Department)

13. Other material

Local Obituaries Index (Archives and Local Studies Department)
Personal Name Index (Archives and Local Studies Department) (contains death and marriage notices published in the Barnsley Chronicle Almanack 1878-1916)
Name Index of Deaths from the Barnsley Chronicle (Archives and Local Studies Department) 1979, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1996
Place, Subject and Name Index to collections held by the Archive Service

14. Guides to Collections

Archives and Local Studies: Family History Handbook. �3.50 + first class postage, available from Barnsley Archives and Local Studies Department, Central Library, Shambles Street, Barnsley S70 2JF

15. Local Record Offices


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