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.
This website is sponsored by UK Stairlifts
Please note : The Study Centre will be closed over Christmas and the New Year as from 4pm Tuesday 17th December 2013 - reopening 10am Tuesday 4th February 2014.
As you probably all know, next year is the centenary of the start of WW1 and there are many projects being worked on to commemorate that centenary. You can find information on a number of them at www.1914.org. As a society we thought it would be a good idea to involve our members in this […]
Those of you who have been rummaging around the website may have noticed that we have been setting up and testing a “Members Area”. The idea behind this is that we can make available documents and information to only members of the society via this website. Among the items that will be made available in […]