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Trying to find


I am trying to further my knowledge of my family history.
Wonder if anyone can help, please?

William Cranston born around 1873 in Bradford. Looking for his parents.

He married Sarah Jane Middow who was also born around 1873 in Bradford.
Wood also like to know who her parents were.
in the 1881 census there is a William Cranston b1873,,,his parents are given as Arthur b 1849 yarm,yorkshire and Margaret b 1841 bradford.
I didn't know that I could look at the other census' free. I know that it is a free weekend for the 1911 one on Ancestry, so I concentrated on that one. Which ones can I go on for free and are there any other records I can get for free. I really do like looking things up for myself but don't want to pay for a subscription as they are so expensive.
the 1881 census is always free on line.

The other free site I use a lot is the Commonwealth War Graves Commision records if looking for a death in WW1. Others are also available. You just have to surf the web and see what you can find. A lot of local communities now have local records on a web site with free access

Hi cacran,

A couple of handy sites that might be of help for you.




Also dont be scared to email different libraries and archives in the area you are looking at. Most are helpful and if they dont have the info they will put you in the right direction.

And then there are members here who will help and/or advise on where you might find what your looking for.

Good luck :biggrin:
Birth index

Births Jun quarter 1873 (>99%)
MIDDOW Sarah Jane Bradford, Y. volume 9b page 17

Marriage index
Marriages Jun quarter 1901 (>99%)
Middow Sarah Jane Bradford, Y. volume 9b page 254
CRANSTON William Bradford, Y. 9b 254