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From: CHRISTINE WILLOTT <>
Subject: RE: [YKS] yorksgen programme
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 09:02:51 +0100 (BST)
I started writing this reply to Barbara and then thought others may find the reply useful.
The response is not inexhaustable so those in the know please feel free to add things.
I skimmed your message hastily the first time and missed the second part.
What going to Yorkshire is invaluable for is
the local PRs
local Bishops transcripts
going and having a look at the place - what is it like now?
Not everything is at the Borthwick.
There are numberous archives dotted around the county and as Janice says it is difficult to find out who has what.
Local libraries are a good place to go for the old newspapers I found that Ripon had files for each village so that helped to narrow things down.
Beverley holds the East Riding archives - hence the concern that this might be closed.
The North Yorkshire County archives are in Northallerton. Just to confuse matters when the ridings were abolished, much of the West Riding went into North Yorkshire so somethimes things are in the West Riding archives and somethimes at Northallerton. You need to book a microfiche for here.
Then there is Sheepscar in Leeds and other West Riding Archives .
Leeds library and Harrogate library both have very good local history sections. Others may have the same but I have not used them. (It sounds like Barnsley has but that will be closed.)
Some of the towns like Ripon and Pateley Bridge have their own museums who can help you.
The Sheffield archives are very helpful, but very small. Again you need to book. This archive is right beside the railway station.
Why not post a few questions to the list like where can I find....? There are lots of local people on the list who will be able to help you.
To find how to contact the archives, do a google search for the url and then follow the contact us links.
Re getting there. Usually what has happened in the past is that someone going to an archive by car and has free seats will post a message to the list (or let everyone know during the week) offering lifts.
B J Ferraby <> wrote:
Can you please tell me how I go about booking time at the Borthwick? Do
I need to know what kind of research I want to do? This is completely
new to me.
From: CHRISTINE WILLOTT [mailto:]
Sent: May 19, 2006 9:40 AM
Subject: [YKS] yorksgen programme
Jan and I have been putting the final touches to the programme. We are
The latest version is available on:
http://www.yorksgen.com/ and follow the links
Looking forward to meeting you
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