Last updated on November 20th, 2018 at 09:06 am


The Calderdale Family History Society has small, dedicated teams of members working on a series of projects to make research for our members easier and more productive.

We publish the results of this work in various ways :-

  • On CDs which can be purchased.
  • Onto the Society’s databases available at our Research Room at Brighouse Library.
  • On FindMyPast site as “Pay per View”
  • Burials data is included on the National Burial Index (NBI) available from Genfair

Monumental Inscriptions

A team transcribes and publishes inscriptions from monuments and gravestones in graveyards in our area. The results are available in our Monumental Publications List.

School Log Books.

  • We have an ambitious project to digitise the 94 School Log Books held by West Yorkshire Archives.   We are then transcribing “events” associated with named people in those Logs, which are being published.   Researchers can then apply to the Archives to view the relevant pages, or come to our Research Room in Brighouse to view them.    Members of our Society are able to request, free of charge, access to these pages, through our Search Coordinator.

    Transcription of the first Log Books, for East & South Calderdale, was completed in December 2017 & they are available on CD, by a download from Genfair, or, for members, via the free Search Facility.   Our transcribers have now completed the 2nd phase, which covers North & Central Calderdale. The 2nd CD for this project will be available by the end of this year. Our Transcription team have now started the final phase, for West Calderdale, which we hope will be completed during the first half of 2019.

Completed Projects in the last 12 months

  • The Monumental Inscriptions for Rastrick Cemetery were completed & published in July 2018 & are available on CD, at the Research Room and, for Members, through the Transcription Index on this website.
  • The Monumental Inscriptions for St John, Clifton & the Clifton Municipal Cemetery were completed in November 2018 & the results published on a CD the same month. These are also available at the Research Room and, for Members, through the Transcription Index on this website.

All these transcriptions are available through the usual channels.

Future Projects

  • Following the re-siting of Square Church headstones in Lister Lane cemetery we have been revising the Monumental Inscriptions for that church.  Once all the re-siting has been completed, we will update the relevant database & publication.

If you have any suggestions for future projects, please let our Project Coordinator know.