The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in the West Yorkshire Archives

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on Tuesday 2nd June 1953, and to celebrate her unprecedented Platinum Jubilee - in case you missed it, she has been on the throne for longer than any other monarch in British history - we decided to take a look into our archive stores across our five offices (Wakefield, Bradford, … Continue reading The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in the West Yorkshire Archives

A digital update from the West Yorkshire Archive Service…

A Digital Update from the West Yorkshire Archive Service: In our last digital update, for World Digital Preservation Day in November 2019, we shared with you our aims for the future and discussed what actions the West Yorkshire Archive Service [WYAS] were taking to ensure the continued reliable storage of and access to our digital … Continue reading A digital update from the West Yorkshire Archive Service…

Over 4 million new records launched online!

4,096,794 new records have been added to Ancestry.co.uk for West Yorkshire collections in December 2014, as part of WYAS's on-going programme of digitisation of popular sources, with over 37 million records now on-line. The latest launch added West Riding Coroners’ notebooks 1852-1909, and selections of land tax records 1704-1932, bastardy and offence records 1690-1914, West … Continue reading Over 4 million new records launched online!