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Guide to '''Yorkshire ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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===County Information===
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'''Yorkshire''' (abbreviated '''Yorks''') is an historic maritime county of northern [[England Genealogy|England]] and the largest in the [[United Kingdom]]. ...Yorkshire has been ruled by Celts, Romans, Danes, Normans, and Britons, and has its own distinct culture which is celebrated by its citizens. Yorkshire is divided into “Ridings,” or smaller governmental divisions: North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire. Genealogical and family records may refer to Yorkshire as a whole, or to one particular Riding. ...The spoken language in Yorkshire is a dialect of English known as Tyke, and dialects differ between ridings and even from village to village, though in modern times the differences between localities has become less pronounced. This does not generally affect civil or parish records, though it may affect family histories and other informal documents. ...The geography of Yorkshire has also influenced its people. Yorkshire is a very green county, with coastal areas, hills, valleys, and forests. The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales figure prominently into the landscape, and provide large areas of wilderness through the north and west portions of the county.
  
Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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==== Newspapers ====
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*{{RecordSearch|2562514|British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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The term "Ridings," which refers to the three subdivisions of the county, is originally derived from “thrydings”, the Norse word for thirds. These three divisions were meant to allow more local control in the nation’s largest county, and have been used on-and-off for municipal government. So, in essence, the "Ridings of Yorkshire" are really the "Thirds of Yorkshire".
 
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=== Introduction  ===
 
 
 
'''Yorkshire''' (abbreviated '''Yorks''') is an historic maritime county of northern [[England Genealogy|England]] and the largest in the [[United Kingdom]]. Because of its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions were increasingly undertaken over time by its subdivisions called '''ridings'''.
 
 
 
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Yorkshire has been ruled by Celts, Romans, Danes, Normans, and Britons, and has its own distinct culture which is celebrated by its citizens. Yorkshire is divided into “Ridings,” or smaller governmental divisions: North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire. Genealogical and family records may refer to Yorkshire as a whole, or to one particular Riding.
 
 
 
The spoken language in Yorkshire is a dialect of English known as Tyke, and dialects differ between ridings and even from village to village, though in modern times the differences between localities has become less pronounced. This does not generally affect civil or parish records, though it may affect family histories and other informal documents.
 
  
The geography of Yorkshire has also influenced its people. Yorkshire is a very green county, with coastal areas, hills, valleys, and forests. The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales figure prominently into the landscape, and provide large areas of wilderness through the north and west portions of the county.
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Yorkshire '''parishes:'''<br>[[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#A|A]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#B|B]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#C|C]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#D|D]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#E|E]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#F|F]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#G|G]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#H|H]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#I|I]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_A-I#J|J]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#K|K]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#L|L]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#M|M]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#N|N]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#O|O]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#P|P]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#Q|Q]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_K-R#R|R]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#S|S]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#T|T]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#U|U]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#V|V]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#W|W]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#X|X]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#Y|Y]] [[Yorkshire_Parishes_S-Y#Z|Z]]</center>
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
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To determine the various jurisdictions of a place-name in Yorkshire, the use of this [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find each jurisdiction will be helpful.
  
To determine the various jurisdictions of a place-name in Yorkshire, the use of this [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find each jurisdiction will be helpful.
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==== Ridings ====
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The county of Yorkshire is divided into three "Ridings" (small governmental divisions): North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire. Each contains a number of parishes.
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*[[West Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
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*[[North Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
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*[[East Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
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*[[York and Ainsty Parishes]] - the city of York is an independent entity
  
 
==== Civil Districts  ====
 
==== Civil Districts  ====
  
When civil (government) registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Yorkshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes. The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click on a link to see lists of the civil districts in [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/nry.htm North], [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ery.htm East], and [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/wry.htm West] Yorkshire and the parishes covered by each. Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
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*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/nry.htm List of Yorkshire North Riding Civil Registration Districts]
 
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*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ery.htm List of Yorkshire East Riding Civil Registration Districts]
==== Parishes  ====
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*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/wry.htm List of Yorkshire West Riding Civil Registration Districts]
 
 
There are 1,402 parishes in Yorkshire. FamilySearch, formerly The Genealogy Society of Utah has filmed 741 of mostly original Church of England parish registers or 53%, before 1900. [http://www.ancestry.co.uk/yorkshire Ancestry] has digitized West Riding parish registers. [http://www.findmypast.com/articles/world-records/search-all-uk-records/special-collections/the-yorkshire-collection findmypast] has digitized North and East Riding parish registers.<br>
 
 
 
*List of [[Yorkshire Parishes]]
 
 
 
Here is a list of the parishes in Yorkshire with links to articles:
 
 
 
*[[East Riding of Yorkshire Parishes|East Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
 
*[[North Riding of Yorkshire Parishes|North Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
 
*[[West Riding of Yorkshire Parishes|West Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
 
*[[York and Ainsty Parishes]]
 
 
 
If you do not know which riding your parish is in, go to the alphabetical lists of all of the parishes by clicking on one of the following.
 
 
 
[[Yorkshire Parishes A-I|A-I]]<br>[[Yorkshire Parishes K-R|K-R]]<br>[[Yorkshire Parishes S-Y|S-Y]]
 
 
 
==== Probates  ====
 
 
 
Before 1858, every town and parish in Yorkshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. To see a list of Yorkshire places and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Yorkshire Probate Records|Yorkshire Probate Records]].
 
 
 
=== Research tools  ===
 
 
 
Here's an outstanding interactive [http://maps.familysearch.org/ Jurisdictions Map] which provides an amazing perspective while researching in Yorkshire and its parishes.
 
  
 
=== Websites<br>  ===
 
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*East Riding Yorkshire &amp; York Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=42.0 RootsChat East Riding &amp; York Resources and help pages. (Free)].  
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=42.0 RootsChat East Riding &amp; York Resources and help pages. (Free)].  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk Findmypast] have digitised the parish records in this county and they are available to search
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=43.0 RootsChat North Riding Resources and help pages. (Free)].
 
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=44.0 RootsChat West Riding of Yorkshire Resources and help pages. (Free)].
*North Riding of Yorkshire Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=43.0 RootsChat North Riding Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ Yorkshire (Genuki)]  
 
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*'''1930''' - {{RecordSearch|2836130|England and Wales National Register, 1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*West Riding of Yorkshire Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=44.0 RootsChat West Riding of Yorkshire Resources and help pages. (Free)].
 
 
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ Yorkshire Genuki Site]
 
*[http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk/ Yorkshire Births Marriages &amp; Deaths 1837 to 1950]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/yorkshireenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Yorkshire]  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Yorkshire/Default.aspx Ancestry.com]&nbsp;($)&nbsp;has recently (2012) posted several liks to christening, marriage and burials for 130 parishes in West Yorkshire. &nbsp;You can search by Parish and by year.
 
 
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
 
 
[[England, Yorkshire, Allertonshire, Marriage Bonds & Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England, Yorkshire, Allertonshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
To view an excellent list of web sites and/or web pages for Yorkshire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/yorkshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
 
 
 
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[[Category:Yorkshire, England|.]][[Category:Counties of England]]
  
 
{{Geographic location
 
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
 
|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
 
| Center = Yorkshire
 
| Center = Yorkshire
| North = [[Durham Genealogy|Durham]]
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| North = [[Durham, England Genealogy|Durham]]
 
| Northeast = ''North Sea''
 
| Northeast = ''North Sea''
 
| East = ''North Sea''
 
| East = ''North Sea''
| Southeast = [[Lincolnshire Genealogy|Lincolnshire]]
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| Southeast = [[Lincolnshire, England Genealogy|Lincolnshire]]
| South = [[Nottinghamshire Genealogy|Nottinghamshire]]
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| South = [[Nottinghamshire, England Genealogy|Nottinghamshire]]
| Southwest = [[Derbyshire Genealogy|Derbyshire]]
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| Southwest = [[Derbyshire, England Genealogy|Derbyshire]]
| West = [[Lancashire Genealogy|Lancashire]]
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| West = [[Lancashire, England Genealogy|Lancashire]]
| Northwest = [[Westmorland Genealogy|Westmorland]]
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| Northwest = [[Westmorland, England Genealogy|Westmorland]]
 
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks) is an historic maritime county of northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. ...Yorkshire has been ruled by Celts, Romans, Danes, Normans, and Britons, and has its own distinct culture which is celebrated by its citizens. Yorkshire is divided into “Ridings,” or smaller governmental divisions: North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire. Genealogical and family records may refer to Yorkshire as a whole, or to one particular Riding. ...The spoken language in Yorkshire is a dialect of English known as Tyke, and dialects differ between ridings and even from village to village, though in modern times the differences between localities has become less pronounced. This does not generally affect civil or parish records, though it may affect family histories and other informal documents. ...The geography of Yorkshire has also influenced its people. Yorkshire is a very green county, with coastal areas, hills, valleys, and forests. The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales figure prominently into the landscape, and provide large areas of wilderness through the north and west portions of the county.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Parishes[edit | edit source]

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Yorkshire parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

To determine the various jurisdictions of a place-name in Yorkshire, the use of this interactive map to find each jurisdiction will be helpful.

Ridings[edit | edit source]

The county of Yorkshire is divided into three "Ridings" (small governmental divisions): North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire. Each contains a number of parishes.

Civil Districts[edit | edit source]

Websites
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