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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 […]

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 […]

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:

Family Tree Live 2020 Cancellation

t is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of Family TreeLive. The show was due to have been held on 17 & 18 April 2020 at AlexandraPalace. Due to the current health implications concerning the Covid-19pandemic, we have no choice but to put the well being of all concernedfirst, and cancel our two-day […]

Transcription Tuesday

"Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine are looking for volunteers to take part in a global indexing day to help unlock the potential of thousands of historic documents. If you have ever benefited from free online resources, now is your chance to give something back to future family historians. For the fourth year running […]