Berkshire FHS holdings for Yorkshire

The Centre for Heritage and Family History allows access to several online UK-wide census and parish register services, the National Burial Index and resources from the LDS church; in addition the library catalogue contains many items directly relating to Yorkshire; there are some specific out-of-print gems, such as:

The Lost Towns of the Yorkshire Coast

(Thomas Sheppard, 1912, 1986 reprint)

A History of Hull

(Hugh Calvert, 1978)

The Development of Kingston-upon-Hull through Contemporary Maps

(Humberside CC)

(12 maps from 1610 to 1906)

In addition there are the more general holdings, of which this is a selection to give an appreciation:

1851 and 1861 Census indexes (on the census/IGI shelf)

(A5 booklets published by local family history societies, a useful supplement or probably trustworthy alternative to the online sources)

Gazetteers: The King’s England by Arthur Smee,

3 volumes North Riding, West Riding and East Riding, with descriptions of individual villages.

A volume listing all the available Yorkshire Parish Registers by Colin Blanchard Withers, including Bishops Transcripts, where these are deposited, and IGI coverage

A Guide to Parish Records in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research by CC Webb (University of York).

A4 handlist of Yorkshire birth briefs.

A selection of A5 booklets of Parish Registers data (many around Hull), Monumental Inscriptions, Yorkshire Families, Yorkshire Occupations and some Hearth Tax records. 

Fiche (we do have a fiche reader) of:Yorkshire burial indexes

York marriage index (1701-1837)

City of York poll book 1820

Criminal register index vol 24 (1781-82)

Musters of Yorkshire militias 1781-82

West Riding – return of owners of land 1873 

A full list can be found in the library catalogue which can be accessed by clicking here.


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