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  1. Historic film footage of Yorkshire available online.
    Tags: by family_history (04 Feb 2014)
  2. This site, from the West Yorkshire Archive Service and the University of Huddersfield, celebrates the lives of Yorkshire women in the 19th and 20th centuries. It includes famous women such as the Bronte sisters but also has details of the lives of ordinary women. It includes over 80,000 digital copies of letters, diaries and medical case histories.
    Tags: by family_history (30 Oct 2011)
  3. There's lots of information here for those with Sheffield ancestors including transcriptions of parish records, school records, directories, BMDs and more.
    Tags: by family_history (01 Sep 2011)
  4. Parish and census records for County Durham with a few records from adjoining parishes in Yorkshire and Northumberland. Searching is free and you pay to download.
  5. A very detailed, informative website which looks at the history of mining in the north of England. Included is mining company information, employment statistics, details of mining disasters and much more. The names of people who lost their lives are given and there are links to mining reports, newspaper accounts and maps.
  6. Transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths in Cumbria from 1837 onwards taken from the local register office indexes. Part of the UKBMD Project. Please note that this site is not yet complete so it is important to check the coverage. Cumbria was formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and parts of north Lancashire and north Yorkshire.
  7. Includes a searchable database of over 16,000 names of householders paying hearth tax during the 17th century in the counties of Durham, Kent, Surrey and the West Riding of Yorkshire. There are also maps of these counties - both geographic and statistical. An authoritative site from the Centre for Hearth Tax Research at Roehampton University.
  8. A lovely photographic archive of Leeds, Yorkshire. There are guided tours organised by location or theme and prints can be ordered through the website.
    Tags: by family_history (12 Oct 2010)
  9. This website includes an online index to the York Assizes 1785-1851. The index gives the person's name, age, place of origin and date of trial. The records are held at York Reference Library which offers a look-up service.
    Tags: by family_history (07 Feb 2010)
  10. Index to death notices in Yorkshire newspapers mostly for the early 1900s. Searchable database of 50,000 absentee voters from the Leeds 1914-18 electoral roll, most of whom were serving in the military.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  11. Transcriptions of thousands of births, marriages and deaths in Yorkshire taken from the local register office indexes. Part of the UKBMD Project.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)

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