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Records for the Barnsley district are held at the Barnsley Archives - see below for contact details

Records for the Doncaster district are held at the Doncaster Archives - see below for contact details

Records for the Rotherham district are held at the Rotherham Archives - see below for contact details

Records for the city of Sheffield and, in some cases, for parts of the whole of South Yorkshire are held at the Sheffield Archives - see below for contact details

Click here to see the list of county record offices for the whole of Yorkshire

   
   
   
  BARNSLEY ARCHIVES
  managed by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
   
  Address Barnsley Archives and Local Studies Department
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Barnsley Central Library
Shambles Street
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 2JF
   
  Telephone

(01226) 773950

  Fax (01226) 773955
  E-Mail Archives@barnsley.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:30 - 6:00
    Tue 9:30 - 5:30
    Wed 9:30 - 6:00
    Thu Closed
    Fri 9:30 - 5:30
    Sat 9:30 - 1:00
    Sun Closed
       
  Research Services Straightforward enquiries only - charge of £1.00 for all postal enquiries plus the cost of any prints and return postage.
   
  Web Site Website has recently been redesigned and is the worse for it
    Home Page
    Sources Held - set of guides to family history sources including list of parish registers held
    Research Services - brief note under "Postal Enquiries" within the Home Page
    Visiting Guide - brief note in the paragraph headed "How Can You Help" within the Home Page
    Directions - street map of Barnsley - archives are in Shambles Street
   
   
   
  DONCASTER ARCHIVES
  managed by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
   
  Address Doncaster Archives
King Edward Road
Balby
Doncaster
DN4 0NA
   
  Telephone (01302) 859811
  E-Mail doncaster.archives@doncaster.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:00 - 12:45 / 2:00 - 4:45
    Tue 9:00 - 12:45 / 2:00 - 4:45
    Wed 9:00 - 12:45 / 2:00 - 4:45
    Thu 9:00 - 12:45 / 2:00 - 4:45
    Fri closed
    Sat closed
    Sun closed
   
  Research Limited to half-an-hour - £12.50
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on contacting plus a very helpful set of guides to its own archives and other genealogical sources
    Home Page
    Sources Held - excellent set of over 40 informative guides to different genealogical archives (parish registers, apprenticeship records, manorial records, etc.)
    Research Services - no information provided on web site but the record office does provide a research service limited to half-an-hour at a cost of £12.50
    Visiting Guide - brief note on proof of identity requirements and booking within Home Page
    Directions - site link to street map provided by Multimap.com
   
   
   
  ROTHERHAM ARCHIVES
  managed by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
   
  Address Archives and Local Studies Service
Rotherham Central Library
Walker Place
Rotherham
S65 1JH
   
  Telephone (01709) 823616
  Fax (01709) 823650
  E-Mail archives@rotherham.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon Closed
    Tue 10:00 - 5:00
    Wed 10:00 - 5:00
    Thu 1:00 - 7:00
    Fri 10:00 - 5:00
    Sat 9:30 - 1:00 / 2:00 - 4:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £21.65 per hour/part hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains only limited information about the record office and its archives
    Home Page
    Sources Held - no information provided
    Research Services - summary guide to the services offered
    Visiting Guide - nothing other than brief note on booking within Home Page
    Directions - street map of the centre of Rotherham showing the location of the central library (building no.3)
   
   
   
  SHEFFIELD ARCHIVES
  managed by Sheffield City Council
   
  Address Sheffield Archives
52 Shoreham Street
Sheffield
S1 4SP
   
  Telephone (0114) 203 9395
  Fax (0114) 203 9398
  E-Mail archives@sheffield.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 10:00 - 5:30
    Tue 9:30 - 5:30
    Wed 9:30 - 5:30
    Thu 9:30 - 5:30
    Fri Closed
    Sat 9:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 5:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £10 per half hour (maximum 2 hours per search request)
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on visiting, services offered and archives held
    Home Page
    Sources Held - set of summary guides to the record office's collections
    Research Services - guide to services offered with link to downloadable form (in Microsoft Word format)
    Visiting Guide - summary guide to proof of identity requirements and issue of documents with link to searchroom regulations
    Directions - none provided
   
   
 
 
This page last updated: 27 September 2006