Did You Know?

Until 1974 when county boundaries were re-organised Harrogate and district were in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

This can lead to some difficulties when researching original documents as some are still kept in the West Yorkshire Archives.

Kirkby Malzeard for instance, close to our area, is a large parish and was once in the West Riding.

A useful book which will help you to find out what is kept where is: 'Basic Facts about Family History in Yorkshire' by Pauline Litton - a copy of which is held in the Society's library.

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