Wakefield and district – local organisations and groups, and other websites

Wakefield and District Museums

Wakefield Local Studies Library

West Yorkshire History Centre Wakefield Archives

Wakefield District Community websites

Stanley History Online

Horbury Town Centre Partnership

Ossett – the history of a local town

Horbury and Ossett Family and Local History Primarily intended as a family history site but includes much local history and many photographs including the 1843 Tithe award for Ossett and the 1910 Valuation Award


Twixt Aire and Calder – an online archive of historic photographs and maps

Outwood Community Video

Wrenthorpe in the News – old newspaper articles about Wrenthorpe

Regional groups and organisations

West Yorkshire Archive Service – includes Wakefield Archives and the West Riding Registry of Deeds

Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society (holds many documents about Wakefield and district)

West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service

The Thoresby Society – the historical society for Leeds and district

Borthwick Institute for Archives – a large repository which includes many Yorkshire records, including wills and parish records.

Huddersfield Local History Society

Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society

Halifax Antiquarian Society

Yorkshire Film Archive

Calder Navigation Society

National groups and organisations

The National Coal Mining Museum – based a few miles west of Wakefield, contains information, photographs and artefacts from local collieries as well as national information

The National Archives

Discovery, The National Archives search page for documents held in archives throughout the country

The Archives Hub

Community archives List of community archives, searchable.

The British Library

The British Association for Local History

Images of England – information about listed buildings, including photographs

Local History Online

Pastscape – discover England’s archaeological and architectural history

Heritage Gateway – search for records of England’s historic sites and buildings

Historical Directories – hosted by the University of Leicester, covers many directories covering the country

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