Family History

A few hints

There are a great many books available giving details of how to go about researching your family tree and your family history – take a look at your local library

If you are just beginning to take an interest in family history, this Foldout gives a few basic tips to get you started

Above all, you must be prepared for a lot of painstaking and hard work

.. and please, don't expect me or anyone else to do the work for you ... unless you are prepared to pay a lot of money.

Note especially that – even thought I wish that I had the time to do so – I am unable to conduct research, to pop into Halifax Reference Library, or to photocopy some local resource, on behalf of readers.

When you do seek help from anyone, remember

You might like to take a look at my Hints on researching local history and the entries for

Archiving your material

Billion Graves
Borthwick Institute for Archives
Bradford Family History Society

Calderdale Family History Research
Calderdale Family History Society
Conservation of documents

Family History Books


Huddersfield & District Family History Society

Livery company
Local Newspapers & Events Index [1830s-1950s]

Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

National Burial Index

Railway Genealogy

The Scrivener



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