Sheffield Family History

Find your Sheffield ancestors, local history and details of their lives with these links to online family history and genealogy resources. There are also many records related to Sheffield within the Yorkshire collection.


Births, Marriages, Deaths and Parish Records

Sheffield parish registers from various sources.

Burials & Cemeteries

  • Find a Grave
    Has records and images from 30 Sheffield cemeteries.

Census Records

  • Census 1841-1921
    Search the census records from 1841-1921, plus the 1939 Register all at once.
  • FreeCen
    Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.

Criminals and Convicts

Click for the PDFs

Historical Directories

Local History

  • GENUKI Sheffield
    GENUKI Sheffield is a free family history & genealogy resource which lists links and resources for the Sheffield area.
  • Sheffield History
    Sheffield History is an active site with a popular forum related to the local history of Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
  • Sheffield Records Online
    Sheffield Records Online aims to provide online material free of charge to help those researching their Sheffield ancestry.
    To that effect they have now completed and put online the full 1841 census index for Sheffield, Bradfield and Ecclesfield and a large part of Rotherham.
    The full 1851 census index for Sheffield is also available and work is in progress on the index to the 1861 census.

Medical and Hospital Records



  • Lost Pubs of Sheffield
  • Miners of Silverwood
    Dedicated to the miners of Silverwood in South Yorkshire, the site contains an A-Z list of miners who worked at the mine between 1900-1994.
    You’ll also find a lot of extra information related to the history of the mine and the people who worked there.

Photos and Postcards

Poor Law Records

Ecclesall Bierlow Workhouse Register of Inmates

The Ecclesall Bierlow Union was formed in 1837 under an order of the Poor Law Commissioners. It comprised the townships of Ecclesall Bierlow, Upper and Nether Hallam, Dore, Totley, the parish of Norton, and Beauchief Liberty. The workhouse was built 1842 -1843 at Cherrytree Hill to replace an old workhouse in Psalter Lane.

Societies and Groups