Family History Societies - Worcestershire
to Yorkshire East Riding

This section lists county associations from Worcestershire to Yorkshire - East Riding providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Worcestershire

Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry:

This group is listed under Warwickshire


Malvern FHS:

Address:

Mr Gordon Taylor
c/o MFHS
5 Geneva Avenue
Malvern
WR14 3PX

E-Mail:

gordon@mrmail.co.uk 

Information:

Malvern Family History Society was founded in 1996. Its members are not only interested in the Malvern area, but also across the county of Worcestershire, the British Isles and beyond. 

Most of the members live in Malvern and the surrounding area but some live further afield. Many of the people who live further afield have a family history connection with Malvern.  All members are welcome at the monthly meetings.

The Society has transcribed an index of baptisms 1639-1754, and this index is available to view in Worcestershire Record Office.  They are currently transcribing marriage and burial records.

A list of local history books, which may help you in your family history research, is accessible on the site.  Details of surnames currently being researched by members are also available.

Website:
http://www.mfhs.org.uk




Yorkshire

Yorkshire Archaeological Society - Genealogy Section:

Address (May 2018):

Family History Section
Stringer House
34 Lupton Street
Hunslet
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 2QW

Telephone:

0113 245 7910

E-Mail:

secretary@yorkshireroots.org.uk

Information:

The Genealogy section of the association was formed in 1973, and has hundreds of members worldwide.  The aims of the association are to encourage and promote the study of genealogy and to help members in their research. 

The Society provides access to an extensive library of material about the area, especially Leeds and the West Riding, these now being held in the University of Leeds Brotherton Library or Leeds City Central Library.  These materials include:

  • Books
  • Maps
  • Monumental inscriptions
  • Parish register transcripts
  • Photographs
  • Publications from other societies.

The Archives formerly held in Claremont are now held in the University of Leeds Library's Special Collections (located in thee Brotherton Library).  These materials include family collections, estate papers and manorial records.  Court Rolls for the Manor of Wakefield 1274-1925 are included in this collection.

If you wish to visit their Office,  it is imperative that you book in advance because it is only manned part-time.

Photographs of Yorkshire churches are available on the site.

Website:
http://www.yorkshireroots.org.uk




Yorkshire - East Riding

City of York and District FHS:

This group is listed under North Yorkshire

East Yorkshire FHS:

Address:

Mrs Margaret Oliver
c/o East Yorkshire Family History Society
12 Carlton Drive
Aldbrough
East Yorkshire
HU11 4SF

E-Mail:

chairman@eyfhs.org.uk

The Society was established in February 1977 after a meeting was held in Beverley Library.  Monthly meetings take place in Scarborough, Beverley, Hull and Bridlington.

Many resources are accessible in Carnegie Heritage Centre in Hull:

Address:

Carnegie Heritage Centre
342 Anlaby Road
Hull
HU3 6JA

Telephone:

01482 561216

Email:

enquiries@carnegiehull.co.uk


Resources held in the Centre include:

  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Street Directories

Some databases are accessible online, which include:

  • Anlaby Road - information regarding its history
  • Hull Firsts Trail - helps you to discover more about the city and its history

Website:
https://www.carnegiehull.co.uk/

Many publications are available for sale through the society, which include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Civilian War Dead of Yorkshire - World Wars 1 and 2
  • Dictionary of Maritime Terms
  • East Riding Commemorative Headstones
  • Hull Battle's 1791 and 1792 Directories
  • Hull Holy Trinity Golden Book: WW1 Casualties
  • Hull Street Directory 1882
  • Hull Times Index 1857-1945
  • Maps
  • Medical Men
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Newspaper Extracts: Beverley BMDs 1856-1878, Scarborough BMDs 1839-1881
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Settlement and Removal Orders 1647-1862
  • Transportation from Hull and the East Riding to America and Australia

Website:
http://www.eyfhs.org.uk



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