A2A allows you to search and browse for information about archives in England and Wales, dating from the eighth century to the present day. These archives are cared for in local record offices and libraries, universities, museums and national and specialist institutions across England and Wales, where they are made available to the public.
A2A allows you to search across detailed catalogues from around 400 repositories in England and Wales.

Family Search from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Free family history,  family tree and genealogy records.

Free genealogy.

Census, birth, marriage, death records and more.

Surname search
A recent research project based at University College London (UCL) has investigated the distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic, in order to understand patterns of regional economic development, population movement and cultural identity. This website allows users to search the databases and to trace the geography and history of family names.

Northern Mine Research Society
The Society began collecting records relating to lead mining in Yorkshire.

Weaver to the Web
A visual archive of Calderdale history, giving access to over 23,000 images of historical documents. This resource has been primarily designed for education and provides quality research material for self-study.

Project Gutenburg
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.

A large collection of genealogical information pages for
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

History of the Piece Hall

Todmorden website
A glimpse into bygone times of a township on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border through a miscellaneous collection of articles, data and anecdotes.

Gaddings Dam
The dam was built in the 1830s by the Fielden Brothers to provide water to power nearby Lumbutts Mill. It is now a unique leisure and wildlife facility for the enjoyment of locals and the many visiting hill walkers. The Dam is under threat.

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing 900 years of history with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. It makes open records available to all, either onsite or online.

Greenwood Genealogy website
A project which explores the history of the Greenwood family.

The Archive CD Books Project
exists to make reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD to genealogists and historians, and to co-operate with libraries, museums and record offices in providing money to renovate old books in their collection, and to donate books to their collections, where they will be preserved for future generations.

Charlestown Local History group, in the Upper Calder Valley, has the aim of finding out the history of their own backyard by gathering information, interviewing local residents and digging up new photos..

The Hebden Bridge Local History Society was formed in 1949 and is a section of the HB Literary and Scientific Society which celebrated their hundredth anniversary in 2005.

The Halifax Antiquarian Society exists to research, preserve and record the rich history of the ancient Parish of Halifax in Calderdale.

The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and you can be part of it.

The Jack Uttley Photo Library
The pictures presented on this site are from old photographs taken around the Pennine towns of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Heptonstall. The site gives an insight into Jack Uttley's collection of old photographs and includes some of his own pictures.

Hatheway's site is an introduction to manufactured gas and other coal-tar sites.


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