Census Returns 1841 - 1911 (also all Yorkshire on fiche/CD)
Also via the Internet, England and Wales online with searchable
Excellent coverage of all Yorkshire 1822-1937, Leeds 1798 – 1947,
Hull 1791, (over 60 in all)
International Genealogical Index (IGI) (familysearch.org)
This is an index on microfiche, compiled by the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day saints (The Mormons) Millions of entries of
Baptisms and Marriages (no burials). On fiche for Yorkshire,
Durham, Northumberland, Lincolnshire and Warwickshire.
Parish Register Transcriptions
Original registers on microfilm. Allerston, Brompton by Sawdon, Copgrove, Ebberston, Ellerburn, Hawsker, Hutton Buscel, Lockton, Markington, Masham, Newton upon Rawcliffe, Nun Monkton,
Pickering, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Snainton, Thornton Dale.
Many Yorkshire Parish register transcriptions held in printed, CD or
fiche. Photocopy of original Bishops Transcripts for Lastingham,
1559–1963, some churchwardens accounts. Books on whereabouts
of all Yorkshire Parish Records.
1672/3 Hearth Tax
Printed copies, some West Riding on fiche, North, East and West
Riding – all complete
Collection of telephone directories for all British Isles – Mid 1970’s
1904 Telephone Directory – Northern Section
Poll Books, 19th century. Electoral Registers including Leeds 1937.
Marriage Indexes include
York Marriage Index 1701 – 1837
Index to the Archbishop of York’s Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1690 – 1839
Index of Marriage Bonds and Allegations in the Peculiar Jurisdiction
of the Dean and Chapter of York 1613 – 1839
Index to Pavers marriage licences 1567 – 1714
Index to Leeds Parish Church marriages 1769 – 1837 A – B only
Plus all printed Marriage registers produced by the East Yorkshire
FHS and many others produced by Yorkshire Family History Societies.
York Burial Index 1813 - 1837
North Riding Burial Index 1813 – 1837*
West Riding Burial Index 1813 – 1837*
*(from Parish Registers held at the Borthwick Institute)
Index to Beckett Street (Burmantofts) Leeds Burials 1845 – 1991
National Burials Index 2nd (latest) edition
Yorkshire Wills Indexes
Monumental Inscriptions (M.I.’s)
Most of the publications of the East Yorkshire FHS, and North Yorkshire FHS and York FHS plus some privately transcribed. Becket Street, Leeds, 1845-1991
Hundreds of surname indexes to various records
Guide to Record Offices contents (plan your visit before you go)
Family History Society Journals, Local Histories, Social Histories
Good collection of Military Histories mainly WW1 and WW11
Source books, Books for Beginners and getting started
Good selection of Leeds History books
Collection of many of the Thoresby Society Publications
(Leeds and district)
Yorkshire Archaeological Society Journals (28 Vols.)
Federation of Family History Society publications
Information on all the Yorkshire Family History Societies
Journals and Lists of One-Name Studies.
Guides to assist with Latin, Old handwriting and difficult documents.
Surname Research directories - who else is researching your name?
Genealogy via the internet – keep up to date with the latest genealogical news and websites. Discover an Internet mailing list for your area of research.
Friendly help and assistance and Yorkshire knowledge if required.
Genealogical (and General) Tourist Information - make the most of your visit.
Details of local Family History society meetings - most welcome visitors.
We also have a sales area in our library. See our range of CD’s for sale taken from some of the Poll Books, Trade Directories, Parish Registers and other books in our library. We sell Rootsmagic Software and books, including Yorkshire Probate by Colin Withers and Pitfalls and Possibilities by Pauline Litton.
The library is located at Studley House Farm. Just off the A170 in Ebberston village between Pickering & Scarborough, opposite the Village Hall. Parking on-site. Good public transport. By rail to Scarborough, then 128 bus (passes the house).
9.00 am – 7.30 pm by appointment. (Longer for residents in our accommodation)
Other times & evenings, at the discretion of the management.
Tea/coffee & biscuits available
Good pub lunch - Grapes Inn, 5 - 10 minutes walk
£3.00 per hour per person for use of library
£3.00 per hour per person for use of internet
£18.00 per hour one-to-one research
Research Packages (please contact us for details)
Residents in our accommodation can use the library free of charge, but donations welcome.
All donations are ploughed back into the library.