In the UK, the official records of births, deaths and marriages are only kept as far back as 1837. However, many Church records exist from far earlier than this, sometimes by hundreds of years.
All of the Church records from the parish of Whitkirk have been deposited with West Yorkshire Archive Services. Please contact them directly for all enquiries concerning these.
West Yorkshire Joint Service
Nepshaw Lane South
Telephone: (+44) 0113 393 9788
You may also find www.parishregister.co.uk useful.
The cemetery at Whitkirk contains memorials listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. You can read more here.