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Yorkshire Ancestors

Family History Research Centre




Census Returns  1841  -  1911 (also all Yorkshire on fiche/CD)

Also via the Internet, England and Wales online with searchable



Trade directories

Excellent coverage of all Yorkshire 1822-1937,  Leeds 1798 – 1947,

Hull  1791, (over 60 in all)


International Genealogical Index  (IGI)  (

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


Telephone Directories

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


Additional Information

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.            

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