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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

Harrogate Advertiser

Name index

1874, 1879,

1900-1904,

1907-1912, 1914,

1916-1947,

1949-1950,

1952-1960 ongoing

Harrogate Library

Obituaries, Silver and Golden Weddings, any biographical information. Gaps caused by difficulty in accessing film copies where hard copy missing.

General index

c1971 ongoing

Harrogate Library

People, places, events, theatre, local government, crime etc.

Harrogate Herald

Name index

1878, 1881-1884, 1900-1904, 1917-1927, 1929, 1931-1939 ongoing

Harrogate Library

Obituaries, Silver and Golden Weddings, any biographical information. Gaps caused by difficulty in accessing film copies where hard copy missing.

General index

c1971-1980

Harrogate Library

People, places, events, theatre, local government, crime etc.

Holme Valley Express

Newspaper index

1974-to date

Huddersfield Central Library

included with index of Huddersfield Daily Examiner etc.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Newspaper index

1958-to date

Huddersfield Central Library

Selective, dependent on staff awareness and interest. Reliability variable.

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Huddersfield District Chronicle

Newspaper index

1974-to date

Huddersfield Central Library

included with index of Huddersfield Daily Examiner etc.

Huddersfield Examiner

Newspaper index

1958-to date

Huddersfield Central Library

Selective, dependent on staff awareness and interest. Reliability variable.

Hull Advertiser

select index ed. K A MacMahon produced by University of Hull. Dept of Adult Education 1955

1794-1825

Beverley Local Studies Library

 

 

 

Hull Local Studies Library

Forerunner to 'Meadley Index' of Hull Advertiser.

Typed Mss arranged alphabetically by subject under broad subject headings and where applicable further sub-divided chronologically. Some subject headings missing from listing but invaluable in spite of this.

Coverage of East Yorkshire.

as above.

Meadley Index to the Hull Advertiser. ed. David Parry produced by Humberside College of Higher Education, 1987

select index ed. J Meadley (2 vols)

  1. 1826-1845
  2. 1846-1857

Beverley Local Studies Library

 

 

Hull Local Studies Library

Typed Mss arranged alphabetically by subject under broad subject headings and where applicable further sub-divided chronologically. Invaluable index created by an amateur historian. Sometimes difficult to access but usefulness outweighs this limitation.

Obituary Index

1800-1850

Hull Local Studies Library

Card index by personal name. Compiled by the Hull Soroptomists as a special project.

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Hull Daily Mail

Hull Street Shrines and Rolls of Honour by M and M Mann

 

Beverley Local Studies Library

 

Hull Local Studies Library

Typescript format and photocopies of newspaper cuttings.

 

as above

Biography index

c1900-1908

Hull Local Studies Library

Compiled as a special project by a member of library staff from a different department. Reliability and coverage variable.

Index to the Great War by M and M Mann

1914-1916

Beverley Local Studies Library

 

Hull Local Studies Library

Index to people killed, died or listed as missing by use of Military Action or events.

Typescript format.

as above.

Maritime Index by M and M Mann

1914-1919

Beverley Local Studies Library

 

Hull Local Studies Library

Index to people killed, died or listed as missing by use of Military Action or events.

Typescript format.

as above.

Index to the Great War by M and M Mann

1917, 1918, 1919

Beverley Local Studies Library

 

 

 



Hull Local Studies Library

1917 - Index to persons killed/died or listed as missing or lost by Military Action or events in any way.

1918 - as above

1919 - Index to persons Military or Civilian connected with any Military Action use or event (not action or event itself).

Typescript format in separate volumes.


as above.

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Hull Daily Mail

World War II Military Index by M and M Mann

1939-1940

Beverley Local Studies Library

 

 

 

Hull Local Studies Library

1939-1940: Casualty, surname, awards, maritime, photograph and surname indexes.

1941: Air Forces, Great War 1914-18, Land Forces, maritime, photograph, surname indexes.

Typescript format.


as above.
(index ongoing)

card index

1964-1972

Hull Local Studies Library

Covers general topics mainly centred on Hull and the surrounding area, People, Companies and Ships.

Compiled and typed by library staff. Reliability variable.

card index

1985-to date

Hull Local Studies Library

Comprehensive coverage of Hull and surrounding area, more selective for the East Riding.

General topics, People, Companies, Ships and Societies.

Compiled and typed by library staff.

Hull Daily Mail and Free Newspapers Military Index by M and M Mann

1991-1993

Beverley Local Studies Library



Hull Local History Library

Land Forms Index, Maritime Index, Air Forces Index. Photocopies of newscuttings plus typescript index.


as above.

Hull Times

Meadley Index to the Hull Times ed. by Robert Barnard

a) for Beverley 1857-1927

b) for Hull 1857-1945

Beverley Local Studies Library

 



Hull Local Studies Library

Published by the Local History Unit, Hull College and Kingston upon Hull Council Local Studies Library. The published sequence, each covering ten-year intervals, is a sequel to John Meadley's Hull Advertiser Index

as above, plus a last volume to 1945 in Mss for the public to use.

Hull Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Times

Index to the Great War 1914-1915 by M and M Mann

1914-1915

Beverley Local Studies Library

 



Hull Local Studies Library

Calendar of entries taken from the newspaper 1914-1915 for persons Military or Civilian connected with Military Action use or event (not action or event itself).

Typescript format.

as above.

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