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Calderdale 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Unpublished indexes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.calderdale.gov.uk/libraries/libraries.html
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): YKS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Calderdale Central Library
Northgate House
Tel: 01422 392631
Fax: 01422 349458
[email protected]
Seperate e-mail for the reference library
Email: Reference Library

Opening hours:

Monday: 9.30-19.00
Tuesday: 9.30-19.00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9.30-19.00
Friday: 9.30-19.00
Saturday: 9.30-17.00

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? The Library offers 15 minutes of free research time. After that time we make a charge of �15.50 per half hour (maximum search time one hour)

Fee-based? N/A

Provided by local Record Office? No.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations St. Catherine's House Index of births, marriages and deaths, 1837 to 1940. (up to 1960 on order)

5. Census returns

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough, 1841 to 1901 (In Calderdale Archives/ Reference Library)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Trade directories for West Yorkshire, 1781 to 1936 (In the Reference Library)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Trade directories for Halifax and district, 1781 to 1966 (In the Reference Library)

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Halifax, 1832 to 1974: Calderdale, 1975 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Halifax, 1835 to 1857

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

In the Reference Library: Yorkshire, 1992, on microfiche: CD-ROM family search, 1994
In Calderdale Archives: Yorkshire, 1992, on microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

Calderdale names and places index. (In the Reference Library)

10. Parish Registers

Yorkshire Parish Register Society Series, 160 vols. (printed copies) (In the Reference Library)
Calderdale parish registers, 1538 to 1987, on microfilm (In Calderdale Archives / Reference Library)
Calderdale non-parochial registers, 1641 to 1992, on microfilm (In Calderdale Archives / Reference Library)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Scrivener: Calderdale Family History Society Newsletter, 1989 to date. (In the Reference Library)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections

Calderdale archives, 1964-1989: an illustrated guide to Calderdale district archives, 1990, ISBN 1 87043 11 5
Price �6.95, obtainable from Calderdale Archives. Also Guide Supplement 1990-1994, price �2.50.

15. Local Record Offices

Calderdale District Archives
Central Library
Northgate House
Tel: 01422 392636
Fax: 01422 349458
[email protected]

West Yorkshire Archives Service URL: http://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk

Other information