May 25, 2020

WW1 Photo Mystery Solved

Well, I did solve it but it had already been solved, let me explain. I got back from holiday on Saturday and in the pile of post waiting for me was the Locallink magazine for February 2013. Browsing through it on Sunday I noticed a short article entitled “Faces From The Past” which showed a […]

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 […]

York City Archives And York Reference Library Merge

Earlier this year York reference library temporarily closed to allow the upgrading of the general library on the floor below to what is known now as The Explore York Learning Centre. Now, the pros and cons of this change to the library were not uppermost in my mind, it was the worry that the excellent […]

The River Ouse (Yorkshire)

Following on from my recent post about York watermen I decided to find out more about The River Ouse and it’s importance to the City of York. To do this I bought two books, the first being Yorkshire Ouse: The History of a River Navigation (Inland Waterways Histories) by Baron F Duckham. This isn’t a […]