Welcome To York Family History Society
The Society was founded in 1975 in order to further the interest in Family History Research and is run entirely by volunteers working in their spare time.
Our aim is to bring together local people who share the same interest and to provide a point of contact for those members who, although not living in the area, have their roots within the modern Archdeaconry.
The Society covers the modern Archdeaconry of York which stretches from Coxwold, Hovingham and Sherburn in Harfordlythe in the North to Ledsham, Birkin, Selby and Drax in the South.As well as from Bramham, Bilton and Sherburn in Elmet in the West to Huggate and Bubwith in the East.
The Society’s area overlaps parishes covered in the West by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and in the East by The East Yorkshire Family History Society.
The Research Room now holds 130 unwanted birth, marriage & death certificates which have been donated to the Society. For the full listing click on ‘Services’ and the drop down menu ‘Unwanted Certificates’. Happy hunting.
https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/digital/e-magazines/ A free service for York People with Library Cards. Free Magazines online. The Magazines include ‘Who do you think you are?’ and many others. The Magazines are available as soon as they are published via this site. Library Membership needed to access the account.
Family History Books for Christmas Presents. Buy now in time for Christmas. There is a fantastic choice of books for Christmas at the meeting’s great bookshop. Pick up that ‘Introduction to Family History Book’ that you have always wanted. Better than on-line you can see the book before you buy. We also have a selection […]