There are over 300,000 transcripts in this record set. While the amount of information varies, the records usually include the following:
Mother’s first name(s)
Father’s first name(s)
These records were transcribed from the original parish records by the Huddersfield & District Family History Society.
There are ten parishes represented in these records: Almondbury, Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury, Emley, Huddersfield, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Mirfield, and Slaithwaite.
Parish records are vital to researching your family history since censuses and official birth, marriage, and death records only go back to 1837, when civil registration was instated. However, the requirement for parish priests to maintain a weekly register of baptisms, marriages, and deaths began in 1538 following King Henry VIII's split from the Roman Catholic Church. A fine was put in place for failure to comply, and from 1733, entries had to be written in English instead of Latin.
Huddersfield Baptisms was sourced from Huddersfield & District Family History Society