Family History Top Tips

Throughout the pandemic the team at Barnsley Archives & Local Studies have been offering their family history surgeries virtually every month alongside sharing regular ‘top tips’ on social media.

This blog post gives a small taster of what you can find when you visit the Archives Discovery Centre which is now open to the public – see our website for current opening times and appointment booking:

make sure you’re following Barnsley Archives on social media who have lots more tips to share like these:

Newspaper Archives

Family Echo

Workhouse Records

1939 Register

The National Archives

Cemetery Records

Digital Magazines

Barnsley War Memorial Project


Dransfield and Hodgkinson Collection

Ancestry Library Edition

Cyndi’s List

Barnsley Archives & Local Studies has now re-opened!

Keep an eye on the Barnsley Archives social media channels for the latest opening times and appointment booking:


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