Record office - events
Find out all the latest news from the county record office, including details of forthcoming talks, workshops, events and exhibitions.
This page is updated regularly so please return to check for new activities and events. The latest news and events are:
- Lunchtime lectures
- Learn more about family history at the county record office
- Local and Family History Day 2014
Please join us for a new series of our popular lunchtime lectures.
The talks are held at the record office on the last Friday of the month, beginning at 12.30pm and lasting around 45 minutes, with time for questions afterwards. Talks cost £2, payable on the door and include light refreshments. Advance booking not necessary.
- 25 October 2013 'Last Christmas - a snapshot of village life in 1913' by Kevin Cale
- 29 November 2013 'Sedition, riot and rebellion in eighteenth century North Yorkshire' by Peter Rushton
We run full day sessions for people wanting to research their family history. These sessions are aimed at both beginners and more advanced family historians.
These sessions are very popular so advance booking is essential, please telephone 01609 777585 or email email@example.com. The cost of each session is £30, including light refreshments and buffet lunch.
Family history skills day, 2 November 2013
For those wishing to develop their family history skills.
Led by an experienced family history tutor with contributions from archivists, this day includes getting the best from the internet, approaches to Latin and palaeography (old handwriting), family tree recording software and conservation of personal archives.
Following the success of this year's event, a third Local and Family History Day will be held next year.
The event will again be held at the Pavilions of Harrogate on the Great Yorkshire show ground on Saturday 15 March 2014. Please reserve this date and watch this space for further details.