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Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors (Paperback)

Family History Yorkshire and Humberside

By Rachel Bellerby
Imprint: Pen & Sword Family History
Series: Tracing your Ancestors
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781844154685
Published: 31st October 2006
Last Released: 17th August 2011

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If you want to find out about your Yorkshire ancestors, you can visit the many unusual and fascinating archives in England's largest county. 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. Rachel Bellerby's invaluable guide will introduce you to places that hold a wealth of information about Yorkshire's past, and the records you find in these archives 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. Often these archives are overlooked, yet they contain revealing information about the people who called Yorkshire their home. Dozens of places, from tiny museum archives to large research centres, are open for your research. Tracing your Yorkshire ancestors has never been more exciting.

As featured in.

Family Tree Magazine July 2016

As featured in.

Family Tree June 2016

This second edition of Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors has much to recommend it to the family historian. The book provides a wealth of historical background to Yorkshire such as the industries, occupations and religious occupations of past Yorkshire men and women.
For me the real strengths of the book are the scatted references to websites, and directory of archive repositories and family history societies, and the online resources for Yorkshire. The key one for me (and yes I would say this as an archivist but it is still true) is the directory of archive repositories. There is a plethora of county, city, town and university archives, local studies and museum archives spread liberally across the county. This can cause immense confusion and so bringing these together in a simple to digest way is a boon to those interested in any aspect (family or otherwise) of Yorkshire history.

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