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If you are just trying to contact people (or even businesses), you may now try UK Directory Enquiries which is British Telecom's service to provide telephone and fax numbers for residents in the UK. If you have some basic information, give this service a try first.
If you wish to search the Electoral Register for the country, try
Persons seeking information about ancestors from this area (unless the surname is uncommon where we may be able to help) may find help by trying the soc.genealogy.britain & soc.genealogy.surnames.britain genealogy newsgroups.

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researcher If you are looking for someone who may have left this area, or wondering whether people who have left may be trying to find you, try our Sheffield Expats Pages. There are notice-boards where people have left messages seeking long-lost friends. Check it out - also at Expats Guestbook.

New: try this local-to-Sheffield genealogical resource - Sheffield Indexers. Lots of information and links on here.


If you think that your intended contact may have an email address, try some of these search sites:- - which will let you carry out UK phone number and email searches.
Address Search - carries out searches on databes for lost friends, relatives & colleagues.
Other email searching locations include Yahoo (look for People Search).

If you wish to look into Forces archives, try the following:-
Royal British Legion, Military Indexes and Royal Air Force Association are good places to try to trace Forces veterans. Alternatively, you could try Forces Reunited or Find My Past for ex-forces personnel.

We have also seen another search service which will quote its fee on application. This will be a search of the Public Records Office in Kew, London where are held service records of Naval, Military & Royal Marine personnel up to 1913, records of the Cabinet and Foreign Office papers to the mid-1960's, records on the Merchant Navy, Railway staff, Emigrants & Immigrants, Australian convicts, executions at Newgate/Tyburn etc.. Write to with a note of what you require and they will quote a fee. Details will be sent to you by Email and by Airmail with copies of documents.
URL of the Public Records Office is

Sheffield does have a Family History Centre run by the Mormon Church situated at the top of Wheel Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield where genealogical searches may be made. The Mormon Church has put its records of family names onto the internet. The URL is
(We have been asked to point out that the preferred name for the Mormon Church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

The Archive Centre at 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield contains Census records. The Archive Centre, at 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield, S1 4SP, may be contacted on 0114 2734756 and, if you wish to make searches there, it would be advisable to ring beforehand to book a microfiche or microfilm machine. Proof of identity is required in the form of 2 separate items. Furthermore, the Central Library will also keep records which may assist in locating relations.

The Sheffield Star also carries a weekly Contact Column aimed at anyone trying to contact people in Sheffield with whom they have lost contact. Sheffield Star, York Street, Sheffield, S1 1UP. Tel 0114 2766666.

Genealogists whose ancestors emigrated from Britain by ship are now able to look up their relatives' journeys on the Internet. Details of 30 million passengers who sailed out of Britain between 1890 and 1960 to destinations like Australia, South Africa, North America and India are being made available online at Find My Past.
The 1.5 million pages of passenger lists were previously only available at The National Archives in Kew, southwest London.
The availability of the passenger lists from ships that left British ports in this period is an invaluable tool for people tracing relatives they believe may have left the UK during this period. It may provide a missing link for many genealogists who have hit a brick wall in their research, as well as helping those outside UK to trace their British heritage.
Images of the passenger lists will be available to view, download, save and print. As well as the names, departure dates and destinations of each passenger, the records may also include their address, age, marital status and occupation.
The 1890 to 1900 records online from 10/01/07, with the subsequent decades to follow.

Sheffield Indexers

This Genealogical site is currently being built up but looks potentially useful -

The Sheffield Indexers' mission is to provide accurate indexed transcriptions of genealogical records for access by all, free of charge.

The original site was first conceived in 2001 by Elaine Pickard. The intention is to index genealogical material, primarily specific to Sheffield, especially Parish Registers and Burial information, into a simple to access format for people who are interested in Sheffield Genealogy and have difficulty in obtaining the needed source material.
Access to the material and transcription records is free of charge.

Genealogical Search Resources

Genealogy Guide

General Register Office - applies to Northern Irish non-Roman Catholic marriages, births & deaths.
The General Register Office for Scotland is for Scots births, marriages and deaths.
Scotland's People - a one-stop shop for birth, death and marriage certificates, census records and parish registers.
Trees Ancestry
If your relatives have a Republic of Ireland connection, try the National Archives of Ireland.
Free - A database of the General Register Office (GRO) indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths. This has mostly records from over 100 years old. Search facilites are flexible but it can be difficult for large-scale inquiries.

1837 Online - This site offers all certificate indexes for England and Wales. Post-1984 material is available in a searchable database. Scans of original certificates can be obtained for earlier years at a cost.
1st Locate - Free UK electoral roll searches, family tracing, land registry and Yorkshire genealogy field research.
Billion Graves - BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day.
Building Your Family Tree: A Beginners' Guide
Chattertons of South Yorkshire - The families of Bradford and Chatterton were joined together by marriage in 1972 and I have been researching both mine Bradford (incl. Hawley, Lemons, Mitchell and my husband's - Chatterton (incl. Benson, Fieldsend, Kenn(e)y families for 5 years.
CyndiList - England - Over 200,000 links to Genealogy sites.
ENG-Sheffield - A Genealogy mailing list web site for Sheffield and surrounding areas. - big big resource of family history matters.
Hallam Family Genealogy - history of the family name 'Hallam'.
My History - Genealogy Supplies - Specialist supplier of family tree software, books data discs and other genealogy supplies. Site provides help with choosing software. Online ordering and mail order catalogue.
Roots Web - A Genealogical co-operative. Mailing list directory.
Sheffield Family History Society
Sheffield Indexers - The Sheffield Indexers provide geneaological information pertaining to the city of Sheffield, Yorkshire.
UK Society of Genealogists - plenty of info about how to search for your family history.
Welcome to Yorkshire - Yorkshire genealogy & family history - particularly for those new to this hobby. Mailing list is strictly for people with a serious interest in finding their ancestors and making connections with other people. New list - everyone welcome, whether in the UK or abroad.

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