New transcriptions completed

Last updated on January 25th, 2015 at 05:31 pm

Our transcriptions team has been working hard and recently achieved a milestone by publishing the last of the parish church registers. With the completion of these transcriptions the team has transcribed all the available parish records in our Society’s area. This is a tremendous achievement only very slightly marred because we have not been able to get permission to work on the registers for from St Mary/Christ Church at Todmorden.
But the team is not resting on its laurels! They are now working on the Burial records for Stoney Royd Cemetery – the largest & current cemetery in Calderdale, along with smaller projects. They are also collaborating with Warley Community Association on transcribing the Burial Registers for Warley Town Cemetery.
Have you used any of the transcriptions to unlock you family history? please let us know by putting a comment here.

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.
If you haven’t tried the index on-line, there’s even more reasons (80,000!) why you should take a look. The index is the first item under the Research tab

Projects update

We have published a a full transcription of the registers of Sowerby St Peter BMDs from 1643 to 1982, all indexed & searchable Our thanks to all our volunteers who worked on this project.
We are now transcribing Baptisms, Marriages & Burials at Ripponden St Bartholomew and expect to have this project completed in the autumn of 2013.

Projects – Current at June 2012

Last updated on August 29th, 2012 at 07:30 pm

The main on-going project at present is the transcription of the Parish Records of St Peter, Sowerby from 1643 to 1982.   At the beginning of June, we have just 44 more burial files to be sent out for transcription, to be followed by all baptism, marriage & burial records to be validated.

We hope to have completed the project, ready for publication, by the Autumn of this year.

If anyone would like to help on this, or future, projects, please contact me: Peter Lord (Project Coordinator) at projects@cfhsweb.co.uk or leave a reply to this Post.