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Gillian Report 25 Jul 2013 08:32


I have an ancestor who died in a forge in Leeds in 1886 aged 42. His name is Albert Dixon. I would like to find out whether there is any record of his death in one of the local papers but I have no ide where to start. I have looked on the genes site and I found nothing. Where would I find archived Leeds newspapers please?



Reggie Report 25 Jul 2013 08:57

Google for Leeds newspapers.........then contact them direct. They may be able/willing to help you, if you can provide the date of death

Failing that, the Yorks County Records Office should have microfiches of all local papers.......


KathleenBell Report 25 Jul 2013 09:49

The library in Leeds should keep back copies of local newspapers too:-

Municipal Buildings
Calverley Street
LS1 3AB.

Enquiries 0113 247 6016, meeting room hire 0113 247 8911.

Kath. x