The records include transcripts created from the original baptism registers. The transcripts were created by the Wakefield and District Family History Society. Each record can vary in detail depending on the time it was recorded and the legibility of the records. Most will include a combination of the following:
The Wakefield baptism records include over 30 parishes from Wakefield district in West Yorkshire. The records include the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Wakefield. The first record of the church is from the Doomsday Book in 1086. The records consist of Church of England and Methodist records.
Wakefield’s population steadily grew from the 19th century with industrial development in textiles and coal. Wakefield’s oldest school is Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, established in 1591. You can read through the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School register through the Britain, School and University Register Books.