December 6, 2019

Archives for 2011

Gravestones on the North Yorkshire Moors

I hadn’t planned to head up onto the Yorkshire Moors just before Christmas but that’s what I did after being contacted from this website in early December. I was asked to go to Westerdale and take photographs of around a dozen family graves there. Now, I had to admit I didn’t know where on earth […]

South Yorkshire Archives

This week I’ve been trying to identify an early emigrant to Australia and to do so I needed to visit a couple of archives in South Yorkshire. Now I spend most of time researching in York so I have to remind myself what records are where when it comes to South Yorkshire and this isn’t […]

T. Law, North Carolina, US

“I can’t thank you enough for the information that you have helped me find. Thank you again.” T. Law, Cary, North Carolina, US

1837 – 2006 UK Deaths Index

One of the most difficult things to find when researching your family history are the dates of people’s deaths. Sometime the only hint you have is an appearance on one census but not on the next which gives you about 10 years of records to work through as a minimum. A common name can throw […]

A Surreal Day in York FHS Research Room

I spent yesterday afternoon manning York Family History Society Research Room, I volunteer for this about 2 days a month. Normally it isn’t very busy; a couple of visitors and a few phone calls to answer,¬† so I generally take a bit of research work to do whilst I’m there. Yesterday started off without any […]

V. and D. Hartland, York

“Paul has provided a reliable, courteous and personal service. He has meticulously researched and cross-checked the details for our family trees and the information is comprehensively catalogued and professionally presented. The most impressive thing about the service is the personal enthusiam that Paul has for the subject and his ability to then bring the stories […]

T King-Rich, Michigan, USA

“Paul , you did a very nice job . I was pleased with your work and happy that you described them so clearly. Best wishes and will drop you a line when I need further ¬†research in York.” Therese King-Rich, Michigan, USA.

York Family History Society Fair 2011

Next weekend sees the annual York Family History Society Fair being held in The Folk Hall, New Earswick. Unfortunately, I’m going to miss it as I’ve gone and booked myself of a first aid course without checking my diary first. This fair shouldn’t be confused with the Yorkshire Family History Fair which is held at […]

York Family History Society Research Room Volunteer

I thought I’d help out my local family history society and so I volunteered to staff the York Family History Society Research Room for a couple of half days each month. The research room is open from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year and is staffed by volunteers from York Family […]