Family History Societies -
Yorkshire West Riding (R-V)

This section lists county associations of Yorkshire - West Riding providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Ripon Historical Society:

Address:

Mrs Mary Moseley
c/o Ripon Historical Society
42 Knox Avenue
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 3JB

Information:

Ripon Historical Society was founded in 1987 and is specifically concerned with the city of Ripon and its surrounding area from South Stainley to Masham and Nidderdale to Skelton-on-Ure. This area is covered by the Ripon Liberty.

Parishes covered by the association include:

  • Adlborough
  • Aldfield
  • Alne
  • Askrigg
  • Aysgarth
  • Bishop Monkton
  • Bishop Thornton
  • Boroughbridge
  • Brafferton
  • Bridge Hewick
  • Burton Leonard
  • Castle Bolton
  • Copt Hewick
  • Coverham
  • Cundall
  • Dacre
  • Darley
  • EastWitton
  • Glasshouses
  • Greenhow
  • Grewelthorpe
  • Hampsthwaite
  • Hartwith
  • Haverah Park
  • Hawes
  • Helperby
  • Hutton Conyers
  • Kirby Hill
  • Kirby Malzeard
  • Kirklington
  • Lofthouse
  • Lunds With Hardraw
  • Markington
  • Masham
  • Mickley
  • Middleham
  • Middlesmoor
  • Myton On Swale
  • North Stainley
  • Pateley Bridge
  • Redmire
  • Ripley
  • Ripon
  • Sawley
  • Sharow
  • Skelton On Ure
  • South Stainley
  • Stalling Busk
  • Summerbridge
  • Thornthwaite
  • Topcliffe
  • WathWell
  • West Tanfield
  • West Witton
  • Wilsill
  • Winksley
  • Wormald Green

Website:
http://www.riponhistoricalsociety.org.uk


Rotherham Family History Society:

Address:

Brian Allott
c/o Rotherham FHS
36 Warren Hill
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S61 3SX

E-Mail:

brian_allott@msn.com

Information:

Founded in 1983, the Society now has over 300 members Worldwide.

A list of unwanted birth, marriage and death certificates is accessible on the site, and these can be purchased from the Society.

Many publications can be purchased from the Society, which include:

  • 1941 Civil Defence Compulsory Registration in Rotherham
  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes 1841, 1871, 1891
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • School Records

Website:
http://www.rotherhamfhs.co.uk


Sheffield and District FHS:

Address:

Anne McQueen
12 Birchitt Road
Bradway
Sheffield
S17 4QP

E-Mail:

secretary@sheffieldfhs.org.uk

Information:

The Society was founded in 1977 and has over 500 members worldwide.  Their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, especially in the Sheffield area.

Many databases are accessible on the site, which include:

  • 1841 Sheffield Street Key
  • 1861 Addendum Files
  • Bamford Motor Patrol Log Book 1935-1943
  • Baptism Indexes
  • Bowden Street Jewish Cemetery
  • Census Indexes
  • City Road Cemetery
  • Detectives Pocket Book
  • Greystones Council School Punishment Register 1904-1937
  • House of Help - 6 Books 1888 to 1906 Index of Girls helped in Sheffield
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Petition of the Catholic Inhabitants of Sheffield to the House of Lords
  • Released Prisoners 1858-1872
  • Sheffield and Hallam Bank Register
  • Sheffield Canal Boat Registers Transcription
  • Sheffield Cathedral Marriage Strays
  • St. Michael's Roman Catholic Burial Ground, Rivelin Valley
  • Staveley Poor Law Settlement Examinations 1822-1828
  • West Riding of Yorkshire Popish Recusants

Some maps of Sheffield and District are also accessible, along with details of Churches in the area.

A forum is on the site, where you can discuss family history, family history events, the people you are researching and unwanted certificates.

Website:
http://www.sheffieldfhs.org.uk



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