Local history

A few hints

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

If you are just beginning to take an interest in local history – or even just tracing the history of your house – this Foldout gives a few basic tips to get you started

.. 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

Please email me if you discover anything that you would like to share with other readers of Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion

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

Archiving your material

Borthwick Institute for Archives

Conservation of documents
John Crabtree

Lesley Goldthorp

Samuel Greenwood Hellowell
The Heritage Business
Historical Directories

Images of England website

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

National Heritage List for England (NHLE)

Oral history

People's History Museum
Power in the Landscape

Railway Genealogy
Routes to Roots

Todmorden & Walsden Website
Todmorden History Website

James  Walton
Rev John Watson
Weaver to Web

Yorkshire Ancestors.com

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