Research Room closure dates

The Research Room will close for Christmas at 4pm Thursday 15th December, reopening at 10am Tuesday 7th February 2017. With best wishes for a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year. Pam  

New CD

NEW Monumental Inscription CD available.  Coxwold St Michael’s churchyard memorials and they’ve all been photographed and transcribed on one CD for the bargain price of £4. It has plans showing where to find the stones and is fully indexed with views of the church and churchyard. This is now available from the shop on our website and at […]

New Journal

The October journal is now available for members to download and read.

Unwanted Certificates

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.  

Free access to Magazines with your Library Membership Card 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.

Christmas Gifts

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 […]

We need your feedback

Y&DFHS-feedbackY&DFHS-feedback-pdf Y&DFHS-feedback We need your feedback.  Please take the time to download either the pdf or Word files above and give us your feedback about the Society.  As a member of our society, your opinion is valuable. Please help us, your Committee, by answering a few questions and perhaps making some suggestions about what YOU want […]

Missing WILKINSON file

A red file with WILKINSON certificates is missing from the Research Room, if you have accidentally picked it up could you return it please? Many thanks Pam

Yorkshire Family History Fair

This Saturday 2nd July 2016.  10am to 4.30pm at The Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, YORK YO23 1EX. You don’t have to have Yorkshire Ancestors to come to this Fair – they can be from anywhere at all !  Over 70 exhibitors on two floors and there are several lifts to the upper levels, the […]

Password Reset Link Broken

Please note there is currently a problem with the password reset link.  If you have forgotten your password please email  with your name and membership number.  When your membership has been verified you will be emailed a new password.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.