Research Room Xmas & New Year closing

The Research Room will close at 4pm Tuesday 18th December and will reopen at 10am Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Research Room additions

The catalogue has been updated with a vast collection of books, Society Monumental Inscriptions on CD, Parish Registers as well as a donation of over 40 birth, marriage and death certificates. To see the full listing of all these latest additions go to our website, click on ‘services’ and a drop down menu will appear […]

Research Room Open

As part of the “York Over 50’s Festival” the Research Room (located within the Raylor Centre on James Street) will be open for 2 weeks from 10am to 3pm Monday 24th to Friday 28th Sept and Monday 1st Oct to Friday 5th Oct Please come along and support us and see if we can help […]

Another Map Monday !

Due to the popularity of the last ‘Map Monday’ we are holding another on Monday 23rd July 10am to 1pm. Maps of various scales of the York area (as well as other areas) dating from the late 1890’s to 2000 will be on sale at the Society Research Room, The Raylor Centre, James Street, York. […]

York Family History Fair

Family History Fair – this Saturday 23rd June 2018 – 10am to 4.30pm The 23rd Annual Yorkshire Family History Fair The Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX Over 40 Family History Societies and County Record Offices For further information on this event please view www.YorkshireFamilyHistoryFair.com

Map Monday

Maps of various scales of the York area (as well as other areas) dating from the late 1890’s to 2000 will be on sale at the Society Open Day at The Research Room, James Street, York on Monday 21st May from 10am until 4pm. Volunteers will be on hand to help and guide you with […]

Researching your first World War ancestors

Researching Your First World War ancestors Thursday May 10, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Free Have you always wanted to research your First World War ancestors but are not sure where to start? Why not join our Archivist Laura Yeoman as she talks you through some of the sources you can use, both onsite at […]

Open Day – 18th April 2018

We are holding another Open Day on Wednesday 18th April -10am to 4pm in the Research Room, The Raylor Centre, James Street, York, YO10 3DW. Pop in and see our vast collection of family history resources as well as the use of internet access to family history sites. We’ll be there to help you with […]

Another update

More unwanted certificates have been donated to the Society making a total of 185 ! Is one of them yours?

Unwanted certificates update

The Society Research Room now holds 167 donated birth, marriage & death certificates. For the full listing go to the website, click on ‘Services’ and the drop down menu ‘Unwanted certificates’. Happy hunting. Pam Elliott Research Room Manager & Archivist