Useful Contacts

Here are a list of local organisations who made be able to aid your research

Harrogate Register Office - a link into North Yorkshire County Council's website covering marriages but but details on the Harrogate office along with details of other registry offices in North Yorkshire.

Harrogate Register Office
Bilton House
31 Park Parade
Tel: 01609 780780 (for appointments)
Email: Harrogate Registrars Office
Local area libraries - a link to North Yorkshire County Council's website listing all libraries in the county and their contact details.

Harrogate Library
Victoria Avenue
Tel: 01609 536658
Knaresborough Library
Market Place
Tel: 01609 533610

Harrogate Family History Centre - a link to FamilySearch's website which gives details of various databases on-line and the microfilmed records available for loan, as well as Family History Centre locations nationally and internationally, with their opening times.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Wetherby Road
Harrogate, HG2 7SA
Tel: 01423 886537 (for appointments), During open hours Tuesday & Thursday, 7 - 9pm.
Cemeteries - a link to Harrogate Borough Council's website listing all Council run cemeteries and the dates they opened. These cemeteries are in addition to church graveyards.

Stonefall Cemetery
Wetherby Road
Tel: 01423 883523
North Yorkshire Records' Office - a link to North Yorkshire County Council's website which lists the archives held and contact details.

Record Office
Malpas Road
Tel: 01609 777585
West Yorkshire Archives - a link to WYA website in Wakefield, they have offices in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale and Kirklees.

Wakefield Headquarters
Tel:  01924 305980
Chapeltown Road
Tel:   0113 214 5814
Central Library
Prince’s Way
Tel:   01274 435099

Borthwick Institute- a link to the Borthwick Institute in York . Contains one of the biggest archive repositories outside London.

Borthwick Institute
University of Yorkshire
Tel: 01904 321166
Federation of Family History Society - a link to their website.
Ackrill Newspapers - publishers of the Harrogate Advertiser.

Ackrill Newspapers Ltd
Cardale Park
Tel: 01423 564321

Back copies of the newspaper can be seen at Harrogate library's local studies section.
Note: these are not full copies of the newspaper but do contain major events as well as births, deaths and marriages together with sporting results etc. There is excellent coverage of World War I which includes a photo of most soldiers who went to war from the Harrogate and surrounding area. Do telephone ahead to make a reservation for a fiche reader.