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New school records on Findmypast

We've gone old school for this week's Findmypast Friday releases

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15 October 2021

Discover your ancestors’ school days in thousands of new records. Plus, explore the latest updates to our newspaper archives.

Findmypast remains the only family history website with brand new releases every week. It's just one of the reasons our subscriptions are the best value around. There's always a new piece of your past to unpick. Read on for everything you need to know about our latest additions.

Spanning 1859-1922, we’ve added thousands of school records from Halifax, Yorkshire. Uncover details about your relatives’ formative years you won’t find anywhere else.

This latest tranche of school records is published in partnership with the Family History Federation and Calderdale Family History Society. The schools and years covered are:

  • Haugh Shaw, 1892-1922
  • Akroyd Place Board School, 1896-1919
  • Heath Grammar School, 1874-1875
  • Halifax School Board, 1859-1884
  • Halifax Technical College, 1902-1910
Halifax Technical College, 1896

Halifax Technical School, 1896. View full-size in the Francis Frith Collection.

Does your heritage lie in the UK’s largest county? Findmypast’s Yorkshire collection is second to none. Delve into millions of parish records, 90 regional newspapers and so much more.

Hot off the press, the latest papers to join the site include:

Plus, we’ve expanded 18 other publications as follows:

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