Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Record Repositories holding material relating to Barnsley and the surrounding District

Because of the many changes in local government boundaries over the years, and in particular that of 1974, which abolished the three historic Yorkshire ‘Ridings’ as administrative counties, the materials useful to Family Historians in Barnsley and District have become dispersed to a number of different offices. If you are a newcomer to our area, a useful first point of contact would be the West Yorkshire Archive Service HQ in Wakefield. This office was formerly the County Record Office for the (pre-1974) West Riding of Yorkshire, and its collections cover a wider area than present day West Yorkshire. for more click here

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