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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 of sources, many of them under-used, which will help to shed light on the working […]

Woodsley Terrace, Killinghall

Can anyone help please? I’m trying to find out where Woodsley Terrace was, or is, in Killinghall, but having looked on numerous old maps online, I can only find two properties know as Woodsley Villas, which are still there today near where Otley Rd meets Ripon Rd. My aunt was born in 1920 and according […]

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 lived in.

RootsTech 2022

FamilySearch Announcing RootsTech 2022 Here are the key announcements! Next year's RootsTech will take place March 3–5, 2022. RootsTech 2022 will be entirely virtual and FREE. While we won't be seeing each other at RootsTech London 2021, we look forward to seeing you online at RootsTech 2022. Call for content (presentations and exhibitors) is opening […]

Society Private Facebook Group

The Society is trialling a private group on Facebook, to see if it can help disseminate communications and enable members to post about family history questions or experiences. If you already have a Facebook account, and wish to try the group out, search for “Harrogate and District Family History Society” and request membership of the […]

New magazines added to exchanged magazines

Hi We have now started exchanging digital magazines with Ryedale Family History Society. The latest version is available here Copies of Journals from other Family History Societies

National Archives

The National Archives (TNA) have made their digitised records available for FREE. If you are registered just sign-in, otherwise you can register here

British Newspaper Archive OFFER

The B.N.A. have a 30% discount offer for a twelve month subscription, available until 30th April, 2020. Visit Subscribe using promotion code: BNA30APRIL20G

Additional Transcription Tuesday

Transcription Tuesday Weekly Challenge: Decoding nonconformist records with FamilySearch "Who Do You Think You Are" Magazine, with FamilySearch, have organised an additional Transcription Tuesday for the 14th April. This is to occupy their readers, and other interested researchers, during the Covid-19 Stay at Home phase. Details can be found at: