Parish Registers · West Yorkshire

Thursday’s Tips – West Yorkshire Parish Registers

I am currently researching my 3x great grandparents and their descendants, and I have two sets of 3xgreat grandparents from West Yorkshire – William Sharp and Sarah Crossley, and Mark Oldroyd and Elizabeth Sidebottom. William, Sarah, Mark and Elizabeth lived all their lives in Wakefield, and many of their descendants remained in West Yorkshire, so I use five collections on Ancestry.com to find the baptisms, marriages, and burials for them: 

West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812

West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985

West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910

West Yorkshire, Non-Conformist Records, 1646-1985

Because these collections include images, you can check the images, to see if any information (particularly names) has been mis-transcribed.