Moorends is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England), close to the border with Lincolnshire. It is part of the civil parish of Thorne, which lies to the south.
Moorends is in the ecclesiastical and civil parish of Thorne in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1974, Moorends was located in Thorne Rural District.
- GENUKI on Moorends. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Thorne provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Moorends.
- A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps for what is now South Yorkshire, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
- Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
- Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
- Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.