Links and Publications

Jane Lachs’ Bolsterstone site An absolute ‘must’ for anybody with geneaological interests in the Bolsterstone/Bradfield area.

Sheffield and District Family History Society Plenty of information and links to all aspects of family or local history in and around Sheffield.

Bradfield Parish Council Site Has lots of local information, in particular, a local history page, which includes a list of all the historical papers held at Bradfield Archives.

Bradfield Village Site Mainly modern relating to Bradfield Village

Stannington War Memorial Robert Smith has a website of the  research he has done into the men remembered on the Stannington war memorial

Sheffield Records Online Lots of free records (for example, census 1841,1851,1861, Burials, Marriages relating to Sheffield)

ENG-SHEFFIELD Hosts a genealogical mailing list web site for people searching for their family roots in and around Sheffield.

Destination Sheffield The Sheffield Magazine produced by Sheffield City Council, Where to go, What to do, Where to stay, etc.

Rootsweb A wealth of information regarding all aspects of Geneaology worldwide

Also their current project to get all British Birth, Marriage and Death indexes online Free BMD

Genuki Information for anybody researching their British Geneaology, generally by region.

The LDS (Latter Day Saints) Family Search site Millions of Church Records worldwide have been Transcribed

Russell Smith has transcribed local ancient wills which include some Sandersons.

A Website Book of the Sheffield Flood Fascinating and informative with plenty of details.

Grenoside Local History Group Site

A Fascinating Site of Old Maps

Here are a few local books they may not still all be in print though.

BYGONES OF BRADFIELD VOL. 1  (1986) A  tour and guide to Bradfield and its past, including reminisences from some of its older inhabitants and a few photos.

BYGONES OF BRADFIELD VOL. 2. (1988) Similar to above, concentrates more on the local buildings and farms.

Produced by Bradfield Local History Group / Printed by: Hilltop Press, Portland Street, Sheffield S6 3DN /If they are still in print, it would probably be available from either SDFHS or Bradfield Archives.

STANNINGTON Produced by Stannington Local History Group, A guide to Stannington and its history. Probably  available from  SDFHS.

A LAYMAN’S LOOK AT THE HISTORY, INDUSTRY, PEOPLE AND PLACES OF WORRALL AND WHARNCLIFFESIDE. By Doug Sanderson 1999 (2nd Edition 2001) Published and Printed by: ALD Design & Print, 279 Sharrow Vale Rd., Sheffield, S11 7ZF.  (Tel. 0114 267 9402) Available from local bookshops.

AROUND BRADFIELD LOXLEY AND HILLSBOROUGH 1996 (reprinted 2001) (ISBN 0 7524 0671 X)

AROUND BRADFIELD LOXLEY AND HILLSBOROUGH THE SECOND EDITION  2002 (ISBN 0 7524 2471 8) From the ‘IMAGES OF ENGLAND’ series. A selection of local photos. Compiled by Malcolm Nunn. Printed by: Tempus Publishing Ltd.,The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucester, GL5 2QG. Available from local bookshops and Bradfield Archives (£10.99)


An hour by hour account of the flood, which began at Dale Dyke, Bradfield on 11th March 1864, and which within three hours had decimated large areas of Sheffield. Fascinating and descriptive. Full of local places and people. Published and Printed by: ALD Design & Print, 279 Sharrow Vale Rd., Sheffield, S11 7ZF.  email [email protected]   (Tel. 0114 267 9402)

A Website Book of the Sheffield Flood  An online book by Michael Armitage. Informative with plenty of details.


Produce a Quarterly magazine THE FLOWING STREAM for members. Contains lots of local historical and genealogical information, tips, snippets, and members interests. 

FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE and sister publication PRACTICAL FAMILY HISTORY (monthly). A wealth of genealogical information, in an accessible format. Available from most Newsagents.

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