Events at the record office

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Manorial records for local and family history

Saturday 1 July, 10am to 3.30pm

Have you ever thought about using manorial archives in your family or local history research but been unsure where to start?

Using manorial records can be extremely rewarding. They can help us to build up a picture of the village life of our ancestors and many are name-rich enabling us to trace the earliest generations of a family tree before the parish registers begin. But they can also be daunting. Our manorial records study day will focus on the post-medieval period and will help to give you the confidence to tackle these fascinating records. Aimed at beginners, and led by experienced tutors, the day will set the manor in context, look at the different types of manorial records and where they can be found and show how they can be interpreted and used in local and family history.

This event costs £12 and booking is essential. Please call 01609 777585 or email archives@northyorks.gov.uk to book your spot. Tea and coffee will be provided; please bring your own lunch. 


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 29 September - 'The railway that never was' by Keith Sweetmore.
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