Local and Family History Day – 15th March 2014

February 17, 2014 5:21 pm Published by
Saturday 15th March 2014 at the Pavilions of Harrogate  (sat nav postcode: HG2 8QZ). Open 10am to 4pm. All day café, free parking and free shuttle bus from Harrogate Railway Station. For more information or to book your place at a talk call the County Record Office on 01609 777585 or email archives@northyorks.gov.uk, and please don't forget to mention that you saw the details on our web site.


  • Over 30 society and trade stands and exhibitors
  • Help and advice from the professionals
  • Family history helpdesk - including WW1 ancestors
  • Admission only £2
  • WORKSHOPS featuring Ripon Workhouse Museum, Claro Community Archaeology Group and House History with the North Yorkshire County Record Office and the West Yorkshire Archive Service

Programme of Talks

Talks £3 each, all 4 for £10, can be booked in advance.

 10.15 - 11.15am: Emma Wells

       ‘The Secrets behind your Front Door: discovering the history of your home’

11.45am - 12.45pm: Peter Higginbotham

      ‘Gruelling Experiences: three centuries of the workhouse, with particular reference to Yorkshire’

1.30 - 2.30pm: George Redmonds

       ‘The Future in Surname Studies: links with demography, archaeology, genetics, landscape history …..’

3.00 - 4.00pm: Sue McGeever

‘Hats and Huts: ladies of the YMCA Women’s Auxiliary on the Western Front’ For more details, please look at the attached flyers from the Record Office. Local and Family History Day flyer, 2014 Local and Family History Day poster, 2014

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