Research Room and Enquiry Service

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 02:53 pm

Due to Coronavirus the Research Room at Brighouse Library will not be re-opening until at least September. The Local Studies Library & the West Yorkshire Archives are still currently closed, and unlikely to open before the Autumn, at which time it will be a phased opening.

The Research Room is a facility offered by the Society to both members and non-members to enable them to make use of a wide range of research tools. It is staffed by Society volunteers who have been fully trained on all the facilities offered and are there to help you get the best out of the tools available during your visit. Regretfully, they are unable to undertake research for you; please contact the Search Co-ordinator about searches from the records.

Opening Times
Tuesdays – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursdays – 10:00am to 1:00pm

50p for members and £1.00 for non-members.

For further information about the records held please contact:
Telephone: 0795 221 1986 (during open hours only)

The Research Room is in the library at Brighouse.

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There is more information about the resources available at the Research Room here

Enquiry Service
Our Enquiries Coordinator will search any data set on the Society’s databases, such as Census and Parish Records, on your behalf and extract of all records with your specified details. The extracted records can bet sent to you either by eMail or on paper.

In addition, Society members can obtain free searches from all our databases by logging on to this site with their username & password & finding a name via the Transcription Index under the menu item “Research”
More details about the enquiry service are here