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.
Please note as from Wednesday 5th April 2017 there will be a small admission charge of £1.00 for members and £5.00 non-members (reimbursed if join on the night) at our meetings. Members of the Society may be asked to produce Membership Cards before entry into the Meeting.
Welcome to our two new committee members Julie Seymour and Claire Brockway. Julie is in charge of Publicity and Claire our Projects Officer. Please give them your support and let’s start moving forward. Claire is currently in charge of our MI’s for Find my Past project.
The latest Journal dated February 2017 is ready for Members to download and read. Thank you to those Members who choose to read it online rather than receiving a paper copy in the post. This helps to reduce costs to the Society.