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Ancestry

Here you can find out about using Ancestry (Library Edition) to trace your family history.

Ancestry (Library Edition)

Use this to trace your family history. You can find a wealth of information.

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The most popular sources are:

  • Census records from 1841 to 1911.
  • West Yorkshire Parish Registers.
  • General Register Office Indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837.

From our library PCs, visit: Ancestry login.

Use local newspapers to find births, marriages and death records

Library volunteers have indexed Birth, marriage and death records from the Halifax Guardian. This covers from December 1832 to April 1921.

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