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=== Parish History ===
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===Parish History===
  
 
HOLMFIRTH, a large manufacturing village and '''a chapelry, partly in the parish of Almondbury, but chiefly in that of Kirk-Burton,''' union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 6 miles (S.) from Huddersfield, and 181 (N.) from London. '''There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.''' <ref> Samuel A. Lewis,  ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51039A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 533-537. Date accessed: 6 December 2013.</ref>  
 
HOLMFIRTH, a large manufacturing village and '''a chapelry, partly in the parish of Almondbury, but chiefly in that of Kirk-Burton,''' union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 6 miles (S.) from Huddersfield, and 181 (N.) from London. '''There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.''' <ref> Samuel A. Lewis,  ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51039A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 533-537. Date accessed: 6 December 2013.</ref>  
  
=== Resources ===
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===Resources===
  
==== Civil Registration ====
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====Civil Registration====
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
==== Church records ====
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====Church records====
  
 
Holmfirth parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
 
Holmfirth parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP BTs'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/yorkshire-bishops-transcripts-of-baptisms '''1558-1914''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/yorkshire-bishops-transcripts-of-baptisms '''1558-1914''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/yorkshire-archbishop-of-york-marriage-licences-index-1613-1839 '''1613-1839''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''ANC 1'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkpre1813/ '''1512-1812''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkpre1813/ '''1512-1812''']
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkpre1813/ '''1512-1812''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkpre1813/ '''1512-1812''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkpre1813/ '''1512-1812''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" |[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkpre1813/ '''1512-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''ANC 2'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |'''ANC 2'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkcoebaptism/ '''1813-1910''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkcoemarriage/ '''1813-1935''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkcoemarriage/ '''1813-1935''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkcoeburial/ '''1813-1985''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" |[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wyorkcoeburial/ '''1813-1985''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BOYD'''  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 '''1538-1850''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/national-burial-index-for-england-and-wales '''1541-1995''']
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.<br><br>
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To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. These chapelry registers are legible and can also be read under the Kirkburton Parish Registers. See FamilySearch.org/search/catalog under Kirkburton - Church Records.
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To view these original parish (chapelry) registers, you can also see them at Ancestry.co.uk under West "Yorkshire" Archives' church registers.<br><br>
  
 
Records are also available at the [https://www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-service/ West Yorkshire Archive Service].
 
Records are also available at the [https://www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-service/ West Yorkshire Archive Service].
  
==== Census records ====
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====Census records====
  
 
{{British Census|464246}}  
 
{{British Census|464246}}  
  
==== Probate records ====
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====Probate records====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Yorkshire Probate Records|Yorkshire Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Yorkshire Probate Records|Yorkshire Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
  
== Maps and Gazetteers ==
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==Maps and Gazetteers==
  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Websites ==
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== References ==
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{{reflist}} {{Yorkshire}}  
 
{{reflist}} {{Yorkshire}}  
  
[[Category:Yorkshire Parishes]] [[Category:West_Riding_of_Yorkshire_Parishes]]
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Revision as of 17:55, 17 July 2019

Guide to Holmfirth, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Holmfirth, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Huddersfield
Registration District Huddersfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1736
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HOLMFIRTH, a large manufacturing village and a chapelry, partly in the parish of Almondbury, but chiefly in that of Kirk-Burton, union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 6 miles (S.) from Huddersfield, and 181 (N.) from London. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Holmfirth parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Yorkshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP BTs = Yorkshire Bishop's Transcripts of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Banns = Yorkshire Banns (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Marr = Yorkshire, Archbishop Of York Marriage Licences Index, 1613-1839 (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Holmfirth Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1538-2000
1534-1942
1537-2016
FMP BTs 1558-1914
1558-1899
1560-1919
FMP Banns

1600-1932


FMP Marr

1613-1839


ANC 1 1512-1812
1512-1812
1512-1812
ANC 2 1813-1910
1813-1935
1813-1985
BOYD

1538-1850


NBI



1541-1995
IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. These chapelry registers are legible and can also be read under the Kirkburton Parish Registers. See FamilySearch.org/search/catalog under Kirkburton - Church Records.

To view these original parish (chapelry) registers, you can also see them at Ancestry.co.uk under West "Yorkshire" Archives' church registers.

Records are also available at the West Yorkshire Archive Service.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 533-537. Date accessed: 6 December 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk

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