Halifax Guardian Birth Marriage and Death announcements added to Transcription Index

Another 80,000 records from the Halifax Guardian have been added to the on-line Transcription Index. Covering the period from 1874 to 1885, these records provide the surname and the event being announced and the date. The records also have first names which might, for births, be belong to a parent.
These additions bring the number of records on the index with more due to be added in the next few months.
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Sowerby Bridge Chronicle

This was a local newspaper that was published from 1883 to 1914 in Sowerby Bridge. Sowerby Bridge is a town near Halifax, Yorkshire, UK.

I’ve got scans of the newspaper (from the British Library) for the years 1896 to 1904 and am in the process of extracting the names of people from the Calderdale area (around Halifax and west to the border with Lancashire) who are mentioned in it.

The Sowerby Bridge Chronicle was published by William Ackroyd each Friday and had four pages. Generally, the front page had local and national adverts plus local announcements, page two had the national and international news, page three was a women’s page (household hints and a serialised story) while the back page had the local news (at least for the years 1896 to 1904).

Although the local news concentrates on Sowerby Bridge, people from other parts of the Calderdale area are mentioned, particularly Ripponden, Mill Bank, Triangle, Sowerby, Warley, Friendly, Luddenden Foot and Norland.

Good hunting
Roger Beasley

Back page local stories for 1898*NEW*

Back page local stories for 1899

Back page local stories for 1900

Back page local stories for 1901

Local people on the front pages 1899 to 1901

Local people on pages two and three, 1899 to 1901

Browse the whole paper 1899 to 1901

Back page local stories for 1902

Back page local stories for 1903

Back page local stories for 1904

Local people on the front pages 1902 to 1904

Local people on pages two and three, 1902 to 1904

Browse the whole paper 1902 to 1904