Parish Record Transcriptions
The Society has projects underway to transcribe the following parish records:
- Ecclesfield Births 1599-1786 (partly completed)
- St Thomas Brightside Registers (In progress)
- St Margaret's Brightside and All Saints Brightside (preliminary work being undertaken)
What information can you expect to find?
We make full transcriptions of each register entry and index the entries by surname. The detail under each entry varies according to what was recorded at the time. In the case of burial registers this covers a minimum of name, age and date of burial but other details such as occupation, address, named relatives and even occasionally cause of death.
We have already completed a large selection of Church of England burial registers
from 1813 onwards and a number of cemetery records. Copies of these transcriptions are available for purchase on CD or microfiche (see relevant publications pages). We also offer a search service of these 270,000 records.
Census and other records
We have completed a full transcription of the 1891 Census for Sheffield and Bradfield and an index of the 1861 Census for Sheffield Rotherham and Bradfield. These are available for purchase on CD and microfiche (see relevant publications pages). There is also a search service. We have a continuing project to transcribe the remaining nineteenth century census records for Sheffield.
- Transcribing of the 1851 Census for Sheffield is in progress. As sections are completed they are added to this website. See the menu under Online Indexes.
Civil registration records
We have an ongoing project to index the birth and marriage registers in the keeping
of Sheffield Register Office. The Sheffield Register Office holds records relating to all areas that fall within the boundaries of the modern metropolitan borough. These include registers relating to the Ecclesall Bierlow and Sheffield Registration Districts.
- Births registered between 1837-1889 have been completed and published for purchase on 4 CDs. 500,000 records have now been transcribed.
Volunteers always welcome
If you would like to see more transcribed material being made available, why not consider joining our team of project volunteers. You do not need to live locally but it is useful if you have access to a computer and /or a microfiche reader. Contact our Projects Co-ordinator Pat Swindin for more details.