West Yorkshire Archives – new partnership with Ancestry.co.uk

This press release is from the West Yorkshire Archives Service web site this week:
‘Ancestry.co.uk – The West Yorkshire Archive Service is pleased to be working in partnership with www.Ancestry.co.uk   to digitise, index and make available on their website copies of the Church of England and non-conformist records in our care. We are grateful to the Dioceses of Bradford, Wakefield and Ripon & Leeds and the parishes in those dioceses, as well as to the West Yorkshire Baptist and Methodist churches for their assistance in enabling this to happen.   

June 2011 has seen the launch of browsable images of all the registers included in the project.  A number of the registers are also indexed and fully searchable these comprise Marriages between 1754 and 1935, and Baptisms and Burials between 1815.

The transcribed and indexed entries for the remaining Church of England and all non-conformist registers will be launched in autumn 2011. The following Church of England parishes have not been included:

Bradford Diocese:
BDP6 Bierley, St John
BDP92  Thornton, St James
Wakefield Diocese:
WDP31 Hartshead, St Peter
WDP66 Liversedge, Christchurch
WDP88 Heckmondwike, St James & St Saviour
WDP88 Norristhorpe, All Souls
WDP193 Roberttown, All Saints’

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Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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