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.

Maps from the National Library of Scotland

Yes, this does cover the Calderdale area!

A useful tool for comparing present day geography with historical maps. Choose a display from Google Maps type display (Satellite, Terrain, street) or OS ‘open data’then overlay a historic map. A slider allows you to move from one map to the other with a midway point when your first choice is seen through the historic map.

The resource is here