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The evaluation of each Index has been written by the local studies librarian most experienced in the use of the Index concerned. For more details please contact staff at the listed library.

Newspaper
Title

Title of Index

Date Coverage

Location

Evaluation

Barnsley Chronicle

 

Newspaper Cuttings Index

1858 to present

Barnsley Library

The index is a general cuttings file, indexed by personal name, place and subject. The cuttings are made at the discretion of the local studies librarian.

Obituaries File Index

1857/8 to present

Barnsley Library

Index by personal name. Names indexed are at the discretion of the local studies librarian.

First World War Index

1914-1918

Barnsley Library

Complete index relating to all articles concerning the war.

Memories' Index

1992 to present

Barnsley Library

All articles of a historical nature are indexed.

Barnsley Independent

see Barnsley Chronicle Newspaper Cuttings Index - some entries included)

     

see Barnsley Chronicle Obituaries File Index - some entries included

     

Batley News

Newspaper index

1974 - to date

Huddersfield Central Library

included with index of Huddersfield Daily Examiner etc.

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Bradford and Wakefield Chronicle

Deaths Index

1825

1826

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

 

Bradford Observer

 

Bradford Observer Index - People

1834-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

References to people only.

Births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, funerals, inquests, wills, bankruptcies in Bradford Metropolitan District area. Currently up to 1906. Early years not as comprehensive.

Bradford Observer Index - General

1834-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

General index.

A full index is currently being compiled by retired library staff on a voluntary basis.

Includes everything, adverts, sales, reports of meetings, new buildings etc. for Bradford Metropolitan District area. Work progressing slowly - currently reached 1840.

Some later references have been passed on by members of the public from various newspapers listing mainly histories of firms and major articles on people.

Local Celebrities Cuttings Files

1920s-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

Begun in 1920s. Includes some earlier cuttings and very selective at first. Bradford County Borough area until 1974, then Bradford Metropolitan District area.

Subject Cuttings Files

1950s-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

Begun in 1950s. Self-indexing, arranged by subjects e.g. textile firms, schools, churches and chapels - then by name.

Major collections on topics such as fire at Valley Parade Football Ground, Peter Sutcliffe (Yorkshire Ripper), immigration and ethnic minorities.

Bradford Metropolitan District area since 1974.

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Bradford Weekly Telegraph

Our gallant heroes, 1915-1918

1915-1918

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

Local people reported killed in action, wounded, taken prisoner etc.

Colne Valley Chronicle

Newspaper index

1974-to date

Huddersfield Central Library

included with index of Huddersfield Daily Examiner etc.

Copleys Pontefract and Castleford Advertiser

Index in progress

1858-1937

Pontefract Library

Full index in process of being compiled (1998).

Darlington and Stockton Times

Local Cuttings File

c1977-to date

Northallerton Library

Cuttings under broad classifications e.g. Village/township name, biographies, transport.

Dewsbury Reporter

Newspaper index

1974-to date

Huddersfield Central Library

included with index of Huddersfield Daily Examiner etc.

Goole Times

card index of references

1996-to date

Goole Local Studies Library

Full range of topics covering Goole and area, filed acc. to East Riding Library and Information Services in-house thesaurus of subject headings.

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Grimsby Daily Telegraph

card index

Feb. 1897-June 1912

Grimsby Reference Library

Alphabetical index arranged by broad subject headings showing i) title of article ii) name of paper iii) date iv) page nos and columns. Depending upon the subject, the cards are arranged either in chronological or alphabetical order.

Not comprehensive.

Grimsby Free Press

card index

May 1860-Feb 1868

Grimsby Reference Library

Alphabetical index arranged by broad subject headings showing i) title of article ii) name of paper iii) date iv) page nos and columns. Depending upon the subject, the cards are arranged either in chronological or alphabetical order.

Not comprehensive.

Grimsby Guardian

card index

Mar 1854, Oct 1857-Nov 1867

Grimsby Reference Library

Alphabetical index arranged by broad subject headings showing i) title of article ii) name of paper iii) date iv) page nos and columns. Depending upon the subject, the cards are arranged either in chronological or alphabetical order.

Not comprehensive.

Grimsby News

card index

1876-Dec 1893, Aug 1894-Dec 1902

Grimsby Reference Library

Alphabetical index arranged by broad subject headings showing i) title of article ii) name of paper iii) date iv) page nos and columns. Depending upon the subject, the cards are arranged either in chronological or alphabetical order.

Not comprehensive.

Grimsby Observer

card index

Oct 1871-Dec 1897, Aug-Dec 1898, May 1899-Aug 1902

Grimsby Reference Library

Alphabetical index arranged by broad subject headings showing i) title of article ii) name of paper iii) date iv) page nos and columns. Depending upon the subject, the cards are arranged either in chronological or alphabetical order.

Not comprehensive.

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