I have had quite a number of enquiries over the life of the web site requesting information on relatives and potential family connections.
Useful information may be obtained from www.statistics.gov.uk/registration look on family records – Research and Records – FRC.
Also www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/leeds.htm In addition I add the following tips in the search for information on relatives in times past. :-
(a) contact the GRO (General Registration Office) at Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road, Southport. PR8 2HH. Tel: 0870 243 7788 for births, marriages and deaths. Offer as much information as possible eg. date or year of birth, Fathers and Mothers names and approximate area.
(b) Further information can be sought from the West Yorkshire Archives Office at Sheepscar, Leeds (0113 2456362 to make an appointment) to view registers of Baptism, Marriages and Burials from 1837 onwards.
(c) Enquiries on BM and B before this time can be made through the feedback page on this website and will be published on the FH page.
(d) Contact Pontefract Family History Group on the links page, they cover the Methley area
(e) Try www.familysearch.org – this is the free website set up by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church).
(f) Available 7 days a week is the Local Studies Section of Leeds City Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB – they hold copies of parish registers, census returns, maps, directories etc. and can be contacted on 0113 2478290 and
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(g) search www.rootschat.com this site encourages readers to act as researchers for other enquiries. There are lots of references to Methley here