Newspapers

Local historical newspapers on microfilm

A number of historical local newspapers are held on microfilm at the Central Reference Library, Halifax, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden Libraries.

Are you using local newspapers to find birth, marriage and death records?

A volunteer project currently underway aims to index the birth, marriage and death notices for the entire period of the Halifax Guardian’s existence. The index available so far covers the years 1832 to 1873.

Central Reference Library
TitleDates covered
Brighouse and Rastrick ChronicleJanuary 1859 - 1 September 1861; July - December 1862; January - April, June - Nov 1863; January, March - September, November 1864.
Brighouse and Rastrick GazetteMarch 1874 - 1896; 1898 - January 1899.
Brighouse EchoJuly 1887 - December 2012.
Brighouse Free Press District News and Advertiser1891 - 1941.
Brighouse NewsJuly 1870 - 1908; 1910 - 11; then included in Brighouse Echo.
Brighouse Observer1912, 1914 - July 1915.
Clear LightJune 1923 - July 1925.
Halifax and District Advertiser1 September 1938 - 24 December 1941.
Halifax and District Labour News27 March - 13 November 1909.
Halifax and Huddersfield Express and Weekly AdvertiserFebruary 1831 - December 1836; continued as Halifax Express etc.
Halifax CometJuly 1893 - August 1904; formerly Halifax Opinion.
Halifax Commercial ChronicleJuly 1829 - December 1830.
Halifax Courier1853 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian.
Halifax Courier (weekly)June 2012 -
Halifax Daily Courier and GuardianMay 1921 - December 1969.
Halifax Daily Guardian1906 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Daily Courier and Guardian.
Halifax Evening Courier1892 - June 1898; 1899 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Daily Courier and Guardian until December 1969; 1970 - May 2012 (then see Halifax Courier (weekly)).
Halifax Express and HuddersfieldHalifax Express Jan 1837-Feb 1841. Formerly Huddersfield Express Halifax and Weekly Advertiser.
Halifax Guardian1832 - April 1921; then included in Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian.
Halifax JournalJune 1801 - February 1811.
Halifax Local OpinionJanuary - June 1893; continued as Halifax Comet.
Halifax MercuryMay 1890 - January 1895.
Halifax Observer18 January - 1 March 1862; August 1884 - December 1887.
Halifax ReformerAugust 1847 - June 1848.
Halifax TimesAugust 1872 - September 1873; June 1889 - January 1895.
Halifax Weekly Courier and GuardianMay 1921 - May 1967.
Hebden Bridge District News1908 - 1909; 1912 - 1913; 1915 - 1918; 1920 - 1926; 1930 - 1931; 1933 - 1934; 1942 - February 1943.
Hebden Bridge TimesJuly 1882 - March 1884; 1886 - 1887; 1889 - 1975; 1979; 1982 - December 2012.
Northern Star1838 - 1852.
Sowerby Bridge Chronicle1883 - 1914.
Todmorden Advertiser1862 - 1869; 1871 - 1896; 1898 - 1910; August 1912 - April 1934; then included in Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Todmorden and District News1869 - 1882; 1884 - 1895; 1898 - April 1934; then included in Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Todmorden EchoMarch 1887 - September 1889.
Todmorden HeraldApril 1900 - 1911.
Todmorden News and AdvertiserApril 1934 - December 2012; formerly Todmorden Advertiser.
Todmorden TimesJune 1862 - January 1869.
Union JournalFebruary 1759 - September 1760.
Voice of the West Riding1833 - 1834.

Central Library

Brighouse Library
TitleDates covered
Brighouse & Rastrick ChronicleJanuary 1859 - September 1861; July 1862; January - April 1863; January - March and September - November 1864.
Brighouse EchoJuly 1887 - December 1949; April 1953 - December 2012.
Brighouse NewsDecember 1868 - December 1874; January 1875 - April 1878 (incomplete).

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Hebden Bridge Library
TitleDates covered
Hebden Bridge District NewsJanuary 1908 - April 1934.
Hebden Bridge News & AdvertiserApril - December 1934; January 1942 - February 1943.
Hebden Bridge TimesJuly 1882 - December 2012.

Hebden Bridge Library .

Sowerby Bridge Library
TitleDates covered
Sowerby Bridge Chronicle1883 - 1914.

Sowerby Bridge Library .

Todmorden Library
TitleDates covered
Todmorden Advertiser1878 - April 1934.
Todmorden and District News1889 - April 1934.
Todmorden Herald1900 - 1905; 1937 - August 1938.
Todmorden News and AdvertiserApril 1934 - December 2012.

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