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This is a backup copy of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. Editing and account creation are disabled.

Welcome to Off The Record, West Yorkshire Archive Service's (WYAS) online knowledge bank.

This is a place for staff and users to contribute information about WYAS’s collections and the people, places, and topics these collections cover. You will find information on types of records, archive collections, prominent individuals, organisations and places in West Yorkshire. Off The Record also includes information on where to find types of records not held by the Archive Service.

The content on these pages is designed to offer information additional to that in the WYAS Catalogue, Collections and User Guides and on the main West Yorkshire Archive Service website. The text on these wiki pages can be edited and added to by registered members of Off The Record.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

Please feel free to contribute by adding some information Register/Log In or suggesting a topic you would like more information on How to Suggest Content.

West Yorkshire Archive Service does not vouch for the accuracy of the information held within Off The Record.


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You can sign up for Off The Record here - Register/Log In.

To find out more about what you can contribute see Help:What can I contribute?

About West Yorkshire Archive Service

West Yorkshire Archive Service exists to preserve the county's heritage of historical documents and to help members of the public make use of them. The Service is funded by the five Metropolitan District Councils in West Yorkshire, and forms part of West Yorkshire Joint Services.

The Service has its headquarters in Wakefield, and offices in Bradford, Calderdale (Halifax), Kirklees (Huddersfield), and Leeds. Anyone interested in the history of Yorkshire, who would like to discover what records have survived, is welcome to visit any of the above five offices. There is no charge for personal visitors, except for copies of documents. The Service also offers a research service.

Whatever the purpose of your research or the subject of your enquiry, the Archive Service welcomes your interest in our collections. If you have recently made a visit to one of our offices to view a document, or are engaged in academic or personal research into any topic about the history of West Yorkshire (or the West Riding) we encourage you to contribute to Off The Record and share your knowledge with others interested in the history of West Yorkshire. For more information on WYAS please go to West Yorkshire Archive Service website