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My Almost Yorkshire Family

Listen to last night's fascinating talk by Natasha Houseman on her deeply embedded roots. Natasha has made a copy of her slides available here

How to use FamilySearch to Discover Your Ancestors?

David is a member H&DFHS and a volunteer at the FamilySearch Centre in Harrogate. He has been a user of FamilySearch and its predecessors since 1967.

His talk covered how website can provide useful clues and hints when researching […]

How to Date Old Photographs

Stephen follows a timeline of photographic history and how it can relate to your own research. He looked at examples where looking at details can help put a photo into a time, place or context.

If anyone wants a little […]

Sharing a Meeting Video


Zoom provides the option to make a recording of a meeting storing it either locally or on a Zoom server. This document describes the method I use to make a recording available to view on a member online basis. […]

Tracing Your WW1 Military Relatives

Phil took us through worked examples of how best to use National Archives and other research materials to construct the detail of the service careers of our relatives during the First World War. The talk did not take us down […]

Introduction to Medieval Genealogy

Talk given by Gillian Waters on 20th September providing an introduction to Medieval Genealogy. You might be able to discover what you ancestors were doing in the Middle Ages .

Sons of The Soil

Every family has them, ancestors who worked on the land. How can we find out more about them, the farms where they worked and the lives that they led?

In this talk given by Janet Few, she covers a range […]

Membership Application

This form is designed to capture the information we require to collect details about yourself and the type of membership you would like. The information we require is in order:

  • Your Name
  • Your email address - we will check that the […]

Time & Place: Trade Directories and Gazettes

Gill Blanchard covers how to use Trade Directories and Gazetteers to find people, track movements and discover the owners of land. Additionally, learn how to use these sources to develop research skills and learn more about the areas our ancestors […]