North Yorkshire Family History Society

This section lists county associations of North Yorkshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

City of York and District Family History Society

York Family History Society was founded in 1975, its aim being to unify people interested in family history.

The Society covers the modern archdeaconry of York and this stretches from Ledsham, Birkin, Selby and Drx in the South to Coxwold, Hovingham and Sherburn in Harfordlythe in the North.

It also covers Huggate and Bubwith in the East to Bramham, Bilton and Sherburn in Elmet in the West.  

For more details regarding parishes covered by the association, please visit their site.


Contact Information

Address:

Mrs Bobbie Bateman
c/o COYADFHS
10 Beans Way
Stockton Lane
York
YO31 1HU

E-Mail:

secretary@yorkfamilyhistory.org.uk


Society Databases

The York Assizes Index is available on the site, which is an index of prisoners brought to trial 1785-1851.


Society Research Room

The Society has a Research Room, located at:

Address:

The Raylor Centre
James Street
Off Lawrence Street
York
YO10 3DW

Telephone:

01904 412204

Email:

yorkfamilyhistory [at] btopenworld.com (replace at with @)

Parking

Free car parking is available at the Centre.


Disabled Access

The building is fully accessible.


Research Room Facilities

Refreshments are available in the Centre.


Research Room Resources

Resources available in the research room include:

  • Apprenticeship Registers
  • Archbishop of York's Marriage Bonds and Allegations 1660-1839
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Family Histories
  • Freeman and Apprentices of York 1720-1820
  • Freemen of York 1680-1986
  • Local History Books
  • Map of Parishes
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Oath of Allegiance: 1723 York
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Reference Books
  • Register of Admissions: Company of Merchant Tailors in the City of York 1560-1835
  • Register of Admissions: Company of Merchant Adventurers in the City of York 1581-1835
  • Register of Admissions to the Freedom and 1642-1696 Register of Apprentices: Eastland Company York Residence
  • Register of York Freemen 1680-1986
  • York Marriage Index 1538-1837
  • York Wills in the York Registry 1603-1611, 1620-1627, 1627-1636
  • Yorkshire Poll Book 1741

Some resources also relate to Yorkshire, and other parishes in the United Kingdom.


Society Publications

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Registers

Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible on the site.

Website:
http://www.yorkfamilyhistory.org.uk


Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

This group is listed under Durham


East Yorkshire Family History Society

This group is listed under East Riding


Ryedale Family History Group

The group was formed in 2005 to help members researching their genealogy.

Contact Information

Address:

RFHG
The Village Hall
Hovingham
York
YO62 4LF

E-Mail:

secretary@ryedalefamilyhistory.org


Research Room

The Society's Research Room is situated in Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham, YO62 4LF.


Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1821 Census for Nunnington
  • Estate Sale Catalogues
  • Helmsley - Allenby’s Household Almanack
  • Helmsley - School Admissions Register
  • Helmsley School Log Books
  • Helmsley area - A Population Study of Arden, Bilsdale, Daletown, Hawnby, Helmsley, Laskill, Old Byland, Rievaulx, Scawton & Snilesworth (Extracts from 16th to 20th century records)
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Registers
  • Pickering Burial Registers (Whitby Road Cemetery)
  • War Memorials

Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.

Website:
https://www.ryedalefamilyhistory.org


Selby and District Family History Group

Selby and District FHG was formed in 2001 from a short Workers Education Association Family History course and experienced members give help and advice to anyone who may require it.


Contact Information

Address:

Mrs Sheila Newsome
9 Larkfield Road
Selby
YO8 9AS

E-Mail:

secretarysdfhg@gmail.com


Group Location

The group is based in Selby which is approximately 12 miles south of York and meet in Selby Town Hall.


Society Resources

Many resources are accessible, which include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Magazines
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Registers

Members' Interests

A list of members currently being researched by members is available on the site.

Website:
http://www.selbydistrictfamilyhistory.btck.co.uk



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