Exchange Journals – a new facility

As some of you may know, for a number of years we have exchanged journals with other Family History
Societies, including some from abroad. Up to now, these have only been available to local members, as we only had one hard copy of each journal, which we made available at our monthly meetings.
Some societies are discontinuing the exchange process because of cost, but others, including ourselves, have agreed to exchange electronically.
The Journals are available to members under the Member’s area

New transcriptions completed

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 St John BMDs – Missing Data

The CDs & downloads for Halifax St John BMDs for 1813 to 1837 has recently been found to have a set of data missing.   Specifically, in the date sequence file only, baptisms from 1/7/1827 to 31/12/1827 are missing.    The files giving baptisms in name sequence are unaffected.

Anyone who has previously purchased a download of these files should already have had a replacement file sent to them.    Anyone who has previously purchased a CD & would like a correction file sent to them, should E-Mail projects@cfhsweb.co.uk & we will arrange for the corrected file to be E-Mailed to you.

Our thanks to Mr. David Greenwood for pointing this error out to us.

Full Transcription Index launched

In the autumn of 2013, we implemented a full index of approximately one million names of people who appear on our transcribed publications. The index entry gives a summary of the event, and the full detail is available in the relevant publication. This is a unique and valuable tool to help you find easily whether or not we hold information about someone of interest to you.

The index covers Births Marriages and deaths from parish registers, census records from 1764 notices in the Halifax Guardian and much more

You will find the index under the Research menu.

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.

Monumental Inscriptions – CD (Set 1) – Corrections

Under the entry of CARTLEDGE in Blackley Baptist Church graveyard, in Grave 111, the forename of the deceased should be JAMES, not JOHN.
Under the entry of HABERGHAM in Soyland, Ebenezer graveyard, in Grave A/30, the forename of the deceased should be NEHEMIAH, not JEREMIAH.

Mytholmroyd, Wesleyan Methodist – Grave B/D36 – the surname should be STANSFIELD not STANSEIELD

Ogden, Mount Zion – Grave A/J13 – the surname should be TALLONTIRE not TALLONTIVE

Our thanks to Malcolm Bull for pointing these out to us.