Elland, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Elland, Yorkshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Elland, Yorkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Morley
County Yorkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Halifax
Registration District Halifax
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559; Separate registers exist for Sowerby Bridge beginning 1709 and for Rastrick beginning 1719
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600; Separate records exist for Sowerby Bridge beginning 1813 and for Rastrick beginning 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pontefract
Diocese Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ELLAND-CUM-GREETLAND, a township and chapelry, in the parish and union of Halifax, wapentake of Morley, W. riding of York, 3¼ miles (S. S. E.) from Halifax. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Elland, Yorkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

ANC = ancestry.co.uk (£)
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£)
ELLAND PARISH (1559) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1559-1910 1559-1910 1559-1935 1559-1935 1559-1944 1559-1944
FMP 1558-1850
FS 1559-1841 None 1559-1837 None Add None
JOIN None None 1559-1714 None None None

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 154-158 Adapted: Date accessed: 27 September 2013.