University Challenge: Genealogy in the institutional archives

Are you interested in which of our collections might be useful for tracing your family history? Have you ever considered looking at the institutional records of the University of Huddersfield?

Our institutional collection contains a myriad of records that could help you find your ancestors, or put their lives in greater context. Some more modern student records are subject to closure periods because of Data Protection legislation, but we do have student records dating back to the 1860s, and details of prize winners, photographs and newspaper cuttings identifying students. We also have records about staff and their career development whilst with the Technical College.

You can find out more about how you might use the institutional collection for family history purposes by looking at the slides of a talk given to a local family history fair:

University Challenge presentation

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