Family History Societies -
Yorkshire West Riding (R-V)

This section lists county associations of Yorkshire - West Riding providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Rotherham Family History Society:


Brian Allott
c/o Rotherham FHS
36 Warren Hill
South Yorkshire
S61 3SX



Founded in July 1983, the Society now has over 300 members Worldwide.

The aim of the association is to provide a forum for those interested in family history in Rotherham. 

Members are able to meet other members who share the same interest, and can further their interest in genealogy.

Society meetings are held in The Liberty Church, Station Road, Masbrough, Rotherham.

A list of unwanted birth, marriage and death certificates is accessible on the site, and these can be purchased from the Society.  

Many publications can be purchased from the Society, which include:

  • 1941 Civil Defence Compulsory Registration in Rotherham
  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes 1841, 1871, 1891
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • School Records

A list of surnames currently being researched by society members is also accessible.


Sheffield and District FHS:


Anne McQueen
12 Birchitt Road
S17 4QP



The Society was founded in 1977 and has over 500 members worldwide.  Their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, especially in the Sheffield area.

Many databases are accessible on the site, which include:

  • 1841 Sheffield Street Key
  • 1861 Addendum Files
  • Bamford Motor Patrol Log Book 1935-1943
  • Baptism Indexes
  • Bowden Street Jewish Cemetery
  • Census Indexes
  • City Road Cemetery
  • Detectives Pocket Book
  • Greystones Council School Punishment Register 1904-1937
  • House of Help - 6 Books 1888 to 1906 Index of Girls helped in Sheffield
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Petition of the Catholic Inhabitants of Sheffield to the House of Lords
  • Released Prisoners 1858-1872
  • Sheffield and Hallam Bank Register
  • Sheffield Canal Boat Registers Transcription
  • Sheffield Cathedral Marriage Strays
  • St. Michael's Roman Catholic Burial Ground, Rivelin Valley
  • Staveley Poor Law Settlement Examinations 1822-1828
  • West Riding of Yorkshire Popish Recusants

Some maps of Sheffield and District are also accessible, along with details of Churches in the area.

A forum is on the site, where you can discuss family history, family history events, the people you are researching and unwanted certificates.


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