15 Nov. 2.30 to 4pm. The Portal, Leeds Central Library,. An introduction to key concepts and resources for complete beginners. Free but booking essential. 0113 3786982.
12 Nov. 3.30pm Wakefield Cathedral. Born in Wakefield in 1891, Nellie served as a staff nurse in British Army in France & was killed in action Aug. 21 1917. This commemorates 100 years since her death.
The Bolshevik Revolution
11 Nov. 1pm The icarage St. Wakefield. Free admission. Range of speakers. Free light buffet. Organised by the Wakefield Socialist History Group.
Until December. West Yorks. History Centre Wakefield. A new exhibition explores the National Coal Board Collection.This tells some of the stories of coal mining in W. Yorks.. Drop in. Free
Federation of Family History Societies' Newsletter
The GRO has launched a further Pilot Test of certificate data in pdf format effective from today 12th October 2017. The announcement appears on their website at - https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/login.asp but details are included below - General Register Office (GRO) - PDF Extended Pilot The GRO is piloting a service from 12 October 2017 to provide portable document format (PDF) copies of digitised historical birth and death records. The pilot will run for a minimum of 3 months to enable GRO to assess the demand for this service over a prolonged period. Applications for each PDF cost £6, must be made online, and include a GRO index reference. England and Wales records which are available as PDFs in this extended pilot include: Births: 1837 –1916 Deaths: 1837 –1957 Note: A PDF is not a certificate and has no “evidential” value, and therefore a certificate is required for official purposes, e.g. applying for a passport, driving licence or giving notice of marriage.