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|Sending details of buildings & places etc|
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The Website has many examples of the sort of entry which want to submit ... you might wish to follow the format shown there.
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|Sending details of People: Who should have an entry?|
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|What information should be sent about your ancestors?|
Information on individual people should be submitted in the format shown in the Template below
|How should the information be presented?|
Please complete as many details as you can on the form
- Smith, John
Son of Elijah Smith [1490-1580]
He was a draper in Hebden Bridge , a glover .
On 1st January 1540, he married Mary Brown [1520-1602] in Halifax.
Mary was born in Heptonstall, the daughter of Elkanah Brown.
- John [b 1541]
- Mary [b 1545]
The family lived at Stoodley Place, Heptonstall 
Entries comprising only
throw little light on the family or on their life and times, but they might attract people who are able to fill in some of the detailsSon of... Married ... Children ... Died ...
The family moved from Scotland to live in Halifax
Born in Lancashire
Born in Calcutta, India
He left the district to live in Lincolnshire
She emigrated to Australia
The family moved out of the district
for any people who only had a fleeting presence in
Don't worry about the spelling, punctuation or grammar
Worst of all are sections such as
John Smith [born 1825] had a son William. He was a blacksmith
which can be ambiguous.
Who was the blacksmith here? John or William?
It might be clearer to write
John Smith [born 1825] had a son William. John was a blacksmith
John Smith [born 1825] had a son John [born 1950]. John was a blacksmith
would be better written as
John Smith [born 1825] had a son John [born 1950]. John  was a blacksmith
|Sending corrections to entries already on the Website|
If you spot an error to any entry on the Website, please send an email with the Internal Reference of that entry and the section of the text which is to be corrected with a clear indication of what the entry should say
If you prefer to cut & paste a section of the Calderdale Companion and email that, just make your corrections/changes there. Please make your changes clear – by highlighting them or by using a coloured background
|The Internal Reference|
Every entry – for a person, place or other entity – on the the Calderdale Companion is identified by its own unique Internal Reference.
This Internal Reference is shown to the far right of the Keyword for that entry, and identifies the entry precisely, much more clearly than writing
Please use the following document as a Template and add the appropriate details to create a Word document, and send this as an attachment by regular email to me at
to download a Template in Word format
Page Ref: MMS3663
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