Events at the record office

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.

Lunchtime lectures

Our lunchtime lecture talks begin at 12.30pm and last for around 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards. Admission is £2, which includes light refreshments. Advance booking is not necessary.

Future lectures are:

  • Friday 28 September 2018 - Saving Scarborough’s South Cliff Gardens: the restoration of an historic garden by Adrian Perry
  • Friday 26 October 2018 - Raikes Road Burial Ground: the story of a forgotten cemetery by Jean Robinson
  • Friday 29 November 2018 - The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary Project by Alexandra Medcalf

Family history for beginners course

Saturday 29 September 2018, 10am to 3pm

For anyone new to family history research the North Yorkshire County Record Office is offering the ideal introduction - 'Family History for Beginners' is a day course led by an experienced family history tutor. It will show you how to get started, how to make use of the internet, and how to look for and use registration and census records.

Please note this course will be held at The Globe Community Library, North Road, Stokesley.

The course costs £12 with a £5 non-refundable deposit required. Booking is essential, please telephone 01609 533461 or email