Our aim is to provide online material free of charge to help those researching their Sheffield ancestry. To that effect we have now completed and put online the full 1841 census index for Sheffield, Bradfield and Ecclesfield and a large part of Rotherham. The full 1851 census index for Sheffield is also available and work is in progress on the index to the 1861 census.
Transcription of a number of Sheffield Trade Directories ranging from 1787 to 1925 is well advanced and we have made available a database where users can enter basic details of their Sheffield ancestry with a view to discovering others researching the same lines. Taking advantage of the Yorks Probate index project we also have a growing number of probate indexes for people from Sheffield and the surrounding area.
Burial records for City Road Cemetery, General Cemetery and St Michael's RC Cemetery are available as are records for the Poll Books of 1835 and 1848. A list of Master Cutlers and an index to the list of apprentice cutlers is also provided.
We hope to be providing a number of other transcriptions online in the future.
In addition, there is a message forum where you can request full details of entries in the 1841 census (and other censuses) or ask for help in general with researching your Sheffield ancestors. A number of the message forum members have a wealth of material relating to Sheffield and will be happy to try and assist where they can.