Yesterday I mentioned a spreadsheet about photographers. I found that spreadsheet on the website The Sheffield Indexers. If you have ancestors who lived in Sheffield, this is a website you will want to become familiar with.
Sheffield is a parish in York County, England. My Hyde and Whiteley families are from this area so this website was a great find.
I love the mission statement of the website: The Sheffield Indexers’ mission is to provide, via the Internet, accurate indexed transcriptions of genealogical records for access by all, free of charge. Awesome, right?
I first stumbled upon this little genealogical gem last year when I was looking for a marriage record for William Henry Hyde and Ann Whiteley. I didn’t find the marriage record there but I found plenty of other items that have been fabulous. I was so grateful for the free access to some important items that I did a little indexing for them. This website is packed full of goodies. If you have family from Sheffield I suggest you read the ‘About Us’ page and look at the site map to get an idea of what you will find. And, if you feel like doing a little indexing work, they take volunteers.
I LOVE it when I find a niche website that helps my research!
ps – I ended up ordering the marriage record from the GRO. 🙂