Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors

Rachel Bellerby

Date Published :
March 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
50 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844154685
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 8.25 X 5.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


If you want to find out about your Yorkshire ancestors, you can visit the many unusual and fascinating archives in England's largest county. As well as tracing when your ancestors were born, married and died, you can explore how they lived, how they spent their leisure time and what their home life was like.

Rachel Bellerby's invaluable guide will introduce you to places that hold a wealth of information about Yorkshire's past, and the records you find in these archives will bring your research to life. Whatever you would like to discover more about, from fairground travelers to Romany gypsies, from working deep underground in a mine to making a living from the North Sea, there is so much to learn.

The many different archives that welcome family history researchers are explored here and explained. Often these archives are overlooked, yet they contain revealing information about the people who called Yorkshire their home. Dozens of places, from tiny museum archives to large research centers, are open for your research. Tracing your Yorkshire ancestors has never been more exciting.

About The Author

Rachel Bellerby is an experienced journalist who specialises in the local, family and industrial history of Yorkshire. She has a lifetime’s knowledge of Bradford’s history and her ancestors have lived in the city since the early nineteenth century. She is the author of Chasing the Sixpence: Memories of Bradford Mill Workers and Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors.


"This is an excellent book for those with Yorkshire connections,but also appropriate for those elsewhere needing ideas on how to put English Ancestors into context."

- Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum

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