Family History


Church Registers available on Ancestry


Since the 22nd June 2011 24 million church register entries from 1,700 churches of all denominations across West Yorkshire have been live on . Free public access is available in West Yorkshire Archive search rooms and public libraries. The following cut-off dates are to avoid releasing sensitive data:

Baptisms ~ 100 years; Marriages ~ 75 years; Burials/deaths ~ 25 years.

West Yorkshire Archive Service has added further family history advice and frequently asked questions to help people with their enquiries.


Please re-visit this page for further updates.