Selby, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Selby, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Selby, Yorkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Barkstone-Ash
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Selby
Registration District Selby
Records begin
Parish registers: 1579
Bishop's Transcripts: 1746
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery New Ainsty
Diocese York
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Selby
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SELBY (St. Mary and St. German), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York, 14½ miles (S. by E.) from York, and 177 (N. by W.) from London. There are places of worship for the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans, and Unitarians; and a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]

Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Selby exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP= FindMyPast - (£)[3]
FS =
SELBY PARISH (1664) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1860-1886

FMP 1688-1785 1688-1785 1653-1925 1653-1925 1689-1886 1689-1886
FS 1746-1901



Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

This ancient parish was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1579.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 44-48. Date accessed: 18 October 2013.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 28 October 2014.
  3. 'Yorkshire Parish Records - Parish List,' findmypast, accessed 30 September 2014.

Bibiography[edit | edit source]

Genealogy and History Websites[edit | edit source]