Society membership joining facility
Transcriptions of baptisms and marriages in a range of Sheffield parish churches and non-conformist chapels.
Transcriptions of burials records and monumental inscriptions relating to churchyards and cemeteries in Sheffield.
Variety of transcribed or scanned records and material avaliable to download.
Alan Godfrey Maps of Sheffield and Disrict
Sheffield & District Family History Society was formed in 1977. We are affiliated to the Family History Federation. Our principal area of interest is the region encompassed by the boundaries of the modern metropolitan borough of the City of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. This includes some outlying villages and settlements originally in the West Riding of Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire.
Members' meetings are held monthly (except August and December) on the third Monday of each month from 7.30 - 9.00pm, at Cemetery Road Baptist Chapel Hall, Napier Street, Sheffield S11 8HA. There is full access for wheelchair users. The venue is served by public transport and there is free parking in the supermarket car park opposite for the duration of the meeting only.
Our Society produces its own quarterly Journal, which is free to members. Society volunteers are involved in transcribing original records held at Sheffield Archives. We make these transcriptions available for purchase at a modest fee to provide wider access to these records for out of town researchers.
Membership subscriptions cover the period 1st January to 31st December. Anyone joining the society after 1st October is treated as a fully paid up member until 31st December the following year.
In memory of our late life president, Professor David Hey, we are sponsoring the David Hey Memorial Project. This is a joint venture with Sheffield Archives to digitise, and make freely available online, maps and plans from two of the city’s unique collections: the Arundel Castle Manuscripts and the Fairbanks Collection. These items may be viewed on the Picture Sheffield website.
For general enquiries, please write to:
The Hon. Secretary
5 Jay Lane
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