Aldborough, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Aldborough, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Great Ouseburn Gilbert Union|
|Registration District||Knaresborough; Ripon|
|Parish registers: 1538|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1634|
|Diocese||Pre-1836 - York; Post-1835 - Ripon|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
Aldborough is presently located in North Yorkshire County, although at one time it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813. Church of England records began in 1538.
ALDBOROUGH (St. Andrew), a parish, partly in the wapentake of Hallikeld, North Riding Yorkshire, but chiefly in the Lower division of the wapentake of Claro, West Riding in the county of Yorkshire; comprising the ancient borough towns of Aldborough and Boroughbridge, and the townships of Minskip, Rocliff, and Upper and Lower Dunsforth, in the West Riding, with part of that of Humberton with Milby, and the whole of Ellenthorpe, in North Riding; and containing 2473 inhabitants, of whom 615 are in the township of Aldborough, 16½ miles (N. W. by W.) from York, and 205½ (N. N. W.) from London. There is a place of worship for Independents.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Aldborough parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Aldborough Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the West Yorkshire Archive Service.
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.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 20-26. Date accessed: 10 January 2014.