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  1. Joint Project with the YAS FHS to bring their collection of MI's Online

    On Wednesday 18th May 2016, Mike Alan and myself attended a meeting at the YAS Family History Section. In response to a request discuss a joint venture to digitise and transcribe their collection of Monumental Inscriptions held in their archives.


    We are pleased to announce a very fruitful outcome for both groups. We have already commenced digitising the records in this exciting joint venture. The collection includes:



    • Acaster Malbis
    • Ackworth St
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  2. Yorkshire Deaths Recorded in newspapers

    New additions to the Wiki are extractions from the Deaths in the following newspapers.
    Yorkshire Weekly Post 7th July 1883 to Dec 1883 - The Weekly edition commenced in that month.

    Northern Echo 1870 - This paper published at Darlington contained many deaths in Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Weekly Post Jan to Dec 1890
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  3. Wakefield Burial Registers

    For some time now, Wakefield Council, have allowed public access to their burial registers online:

    http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/resident...alogy-searches

    They have also provided a limited index, but it only covers a small proportion of the available registers online. The Cemeteries covered are:


    1. Altofts
    2. Alverthorpe
    3. Castleford All Cemeteries
    4. Castleford New Extension
    5. Castleford New
    6. Castleford
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  4. Beckett Street Cemetery Project

    In August 2015 Beckett Street Cemetery will be 150 years old. With this in mind the Yorkshire Indexers are planning to mark the occasion by adding an additional project to their portfolio. The Cemetery has already been indexed by the Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery; unfortunately it does not include the ages of the persons buried.

    With this in mind we aim to increase the information from an index to a full transcript. There are over 177,000 burials, approximately 4,500 pages (between ...
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  5. Centenary of the First World War - a plea from the Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery


    This article taken from the Autumn 2013 edition of the Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery may be of interest. They would appreciate help in one of their projects.


    Expanding on the end of the AGM report, it was announced that committee members were formulating a project with the objective of a publication showing names of those service personnel killed during World
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    Updated 09-01-2014 at 04:02 PM by Steve Miller

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