Wakefield Family History Sharing


 British Army World War One records
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Allegations and Bonds  

Bibliography (Books)      

  •         A selection of books that may be of interest to those with an interest in Wakefield, its surroundings and history or general family  history (best viewed in IE, thus allowing the links to be seen) also includes books that are available from Amazon and AbeBooks.co.uk


Cemeteries (for churchyards see Churches and their records)

  •         Cemetaries and memorials in the UK and abroad included in the WW1 Roll of Honour. (part) for Wakefield (updated November 2005)
  •         Chapelthorpe Cemetery - a selection of headstones, plus names on the  War Memorial (additional info)



Charts       Printable charts & research logs etc for keeping your research organised!! For example : fan chart, family group sheet,research log and inquiry                  forms,

Churches, their records and churchyards

bullet         The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin.
bullet         Church of England parishes in the Diocese of Wakefield.
bullet         Church locations in Wakefield.  Map may take some time to view also includes Archive References for those churches named
bullet         Churches, Chapels in Walkers History of Wakefield.
bullet         Churchyards, pictures of  MI's from various churchyards in the area
  • Holy Trinity, Ossett
  • St Helen's, Sandal
  • St John's, Ossett incl memorial to casualties of war buried within the chapel yard
  • St Mary's, Woodkirk incl. War Memorial link    
  • St Mary Magdelene, Outwood
  • St Michael's, East Ardsley
  • St Michaels, Wragby including cwgc headstone Wragby War Memorial & Roll of Honour
  • St Oswald's, Methley
  • St Paul's, Alverthorpe
  • St Peter's, Stanley
  • St Peter's, Warmfield
  • St Peter's, Woolley
  • Wakefield Cathedral (All Saints, Wakefield)
  • Wragby churchyard
bullet         Lofthouse War Memorial including Church memorial plaque
bullet         Non-conformist churches and chapels in the Wakefield area.
bullet         Baptisms, marriages and burials - where are they and what years can I search ( coming soon )    
bullet         Transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials.
  • Dewsbury baptisms 1844 - 1866
  • Dewsbury burials 1813 - Jan 1822
  • Great Ayton burials 1773 - 1812
  • Hartshead burials 1692 - 1812
  • Horbury baptisms and burials 1770 - 1812
  • Horbury marriages 1774 - 1812
  • Leeds, St Peters burials 1769 - 1819
  • Wetherby burials 1848 - 1865 - not available at this time
  • West Witton burials 1822 - 1845
bullet         St Johns Methodist Memorial to those who died in the two wars buried in the churchyard
bullet          Zion United Reform Church WW1 memorial




Electoral Registers  

  •         Absent Voters Lists for 1918.  This gives names, addresses, army numbers and regiment, in most cases (work in progress)
  •         Poll Book of 1865 - who voted for Mr Leatham, Sir J C D Hay and who did not vote 

Events, Exhibitions 

  •         Opening times, access for places to see and things to do in the Wakefield area etc.

Family  & Local History Groups


  •        Latin terminology can come in useful when reading older documents
  •        Latin names can also be useful. You will also be surprised how many names / words you can recognise still used in our modern language !



  •         Links to maps of Wakefield can be found on this page - other maps will coming soon

Mailing List   

  •         Wakefieldfhs Mailing List not only covers the Wakefield area but also any queries you may have regarding family and local history. Join the Wakefield Family         History Sharing Rootsweb Mailing List and receive e-mails from members posting interests,  questions &   help wanted. A friendly and social way to gain         information and help others.


  •         Abbreviations military - as used in service records, military papers, publications and in the language of those with military connections
  •         Roll of Honour.  Members of the Normandy Veterans Association Leeds 61 Branch, who have died since the Association was founded  and who are         commemorated at Pegasus Wood, Temple Newsam, Leeds.  60th Anniv. of D. Day Rehearsal  pictures for the service in  Leeds Parish Church, June 13th         2005 the 60th Anniversary of D-Day Service
  •         The language of WW1 & WW2 in short forms and slang
  •         Nelly Spindler, Staff Nurse during WW1
  •         South African Memorial to those of Horbury + additional information for those on the plaque
  •         Those who served the community of Wakefield.  Whether a nurse, police or fireman or a soldier - Why not add your picture to this page.          
  •         War Memorials - from the Wakefield area - incl. Ossett, Rhyill, Wragby and many more        
  •         War Memorials for other areas can be found at genealogyjunction including Eton College ; areas just outside Wakefield ; other counties and some memorials and         CWGC headstones in France and Belgium
  •        WW1 Roll of Honour. (part) for Wakefield (updated November 2005)
  •        War Memorial - guide to Regimental Order. Useful when looking on Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorials such  a Menin Gate at Ypres (Ipres),         gives you the knowledge to know which regiment is top of the 'pecking order' and where the other regiments fit into that order.

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  •          Advice from Mcafee & Pc-cillian regarding viruses etc
  •          Day of Week & Soundex calculator
  •          This day in history
  •          Transcribers are needed for the Freereg project which is hosted by Rootsweb.  If you would like to know more about the  venture visit the website or can          you spare some time and would like to take part - contact the co-ordinator for your chosen county.  


  •          Naming traditions, names and nic-names. (this may take a little time to load, due to the amount of information on the page)
  •          Add your own surnames to the Worldwide list of name being researched, areas,dates, additional info, where included and email address of researcher.  If you have included your interests, please re-visit to check the email address is correct
  •            Who were the Chief Costables, Bishops, Rectors, Vicars and Provosts etc., mentioned in Walkers History of Wakefield  
  •          WW1 Roll of Honour. (part) for Wakefield (updated November 2005)
  •          Names and areas from a notebook of William Scarth of Wakefield born February 1800     


  •         A selection of Yorkshire newspapers giving dates and places where film or fiche copies can be viewed.





  •          Township of Wakefield, Statement of accounts 1858.  Transcripts of in-door and out-door paupers, unpaid rates and empty property - a very interesting          transcript from the Overseer accounts
  •          The Wakefield Union Accounts 1886. Was a family member getting money from the Union, if so you can see how  much they received and for what reason.
  •          Overseers of the Poor 1887.


  •         Population of towns, villages and hamlets in the Wakefield and South Leeds areas for the periods 1801 - 1831

Public Houses




Trade Directories

  •         White 1853 Trade Directory. Included are :- Councillors, Chief Constables, Members of Parliament and people of note from Wakefield and local traders.

Voting Records  see electoral registers


War Memorials

  •          War Memorials - from the Wakefield area - incl. Ossett, Rhyill, Wragby and many more
  •          War Memorials for other areas can be found at genealogyjunction including Eton College ; areas outside Wakefield ; and some CWGC in France




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