Genealogy Blog

Welcome to the YFH Genealogy Blog...an eclectic mix of news, views, information, random thoughts, advice, tips, wishes and periodic rants together with anything else we feel might be important for researching in Yorkshire!

New Huddersfield archive centre

A 2 million archives facility has been unveiled in West Yorkshire.

Heritage Quay, which is situated on the University of Huddersfield’s Queensgate campus opened 24 October 2014. The archival facility provides access to more than 200,000 items from the institution’s Archives & Special Collections and boasts an array of high-tech digital features.

Material is also on display outside the search-room, with users able to engage with material on display tables and via a 7 metre-wide ‘gesture wall’ that is controlled entirely by hand movements.

Open to both students and members of the public, visitors can explore a wide range of unique records, including documents revealing the early history of Rugby League and a number of local businesses and organisations.