Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: R. Bellerby
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781783030095
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, addresses, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

This fully-revised second edition of Rachel Bellerby's best-selling guide is essential reading if you want to find out about your Yorkshire ancestors. As well as tracing when your ancestors were born, married and died you can explore how they lived, how they spent their leisure time and what their home life was like.

She introduces the readers to the many sources that hld a wealth of information about Yorkshire's past, and describes the records you find in these archives and online which will bring your research to life. Whatever you would like to discover more about, from fairground travellers to Romany gypsies, from working deep underground in a mine to making a living from the North Sea, there is so much to learn.

The many different archives that welcome family history researchers are explored here and explained. A new chapter covering the growing number of Yorkshire family history websites has been added along with a range of new illustrations. The contact details of the sources listed in the first edition of the book have been revised, and new sources and relevant organisation have been added.

Dozens of places, from tiny museum archives to large research centres, are open for your research, and a wealth of information is now accessible through the internet. Tacing your Yorkshire ancestors has never been more exciting.

- Yorkshire's Archives
- Access to Archives
- Beginning Your Search
- How the County of Yorkshire was Organised
- County Record Offices
- University Archives
- Museum Archives
- Business Archives
- Registry of Deeds, Wakefield
- The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research
1. Making a Living: Land and Sea
- The Geography of the County
- Fishing in Yorkshire
- Shipbuilding
- Mining
- Machinery and Engineering
- Steel
- Railways
- Confectionery
2. From Serges to Saris: The Textile Trade
- The West Riding Textile Industries
- Philanthropists
- The North Riding Linen Industry
- Textile Archives
- Textile Accidents
3. Great Estates: Living and Working on the Land
- Where to Find Estate Records
- Monasteries
- Types of Estate Records
- Family Letters
- Manorial Records
- Manorial Documents Register
- West Riding Registry of Deeds
- Maps
- Business and Commercial Activity
- Case Study: Estate Records at North Yorkshire County Record Office
4. Street Life: Urban Ancestors
- Local Photographs
- Maps and Plans
- Local Newspapers
- Trade Directories
- Unrest
- Local Council Records
- Local Studies Libraries
5. From Sport to Shopping: Leisure Time
- Theatre
- Sports Clubs
- Council Reports
- The Yorkshire Co-operative Society
- National Faurgriubd Archive
- Yorkshire Film Archive
6. Religion: Established Church and Nonconformity
- The Organisation of Religious Records
- The Established Church
- Nonconformity
- Roman Catholicism
- Other Nonconformity
- Methodism
- The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
- The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, York
- The Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade
- Churchyards and Burial Grounds
- Case Study: The Records of the Catholic Apostolic Church, Horton,
7. Education and Institutions
- Schools
- Types of School Records
- Evening Classes
- Adult Education in the North Riding
- Leeds University Archives
- The Co-operative Movement and Education
- Charitable Institutions
- Council Documents
- Case Study: York City Archives Workhouse Records
8. Uniformed Ancestors
- Army Records
- Local Newspapers
- The Home Front
- War Memorials
- The Liddle Collection
- The Second World War Experience Centre
- Yorkshire Air Museum
- Law and Order
9. Migration and Poverty
- Immigration
- Migration
- Poverty
10. Directory of Archive Repositories and Family History Societies
- Archives
- Museum Archives
- Libraries
- Miscellaneous
- Family History Societies in Yorkshire
11. Online Resources for Yorkshire

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