Yorkshire Archives and Libraries

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Borthwick Institute

University Library and Archives
University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1904 321166
Email: bihr500@york.ac.uk
Website: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/borthwick/


  • Records of the Archbishop, Archdeacons and Rural Deans of the Province of York
  • Records of peculiar jurisdictions
  • Bishopthorpe records—the residence of the archbishops of York since the 13th century
  • Probate records
  • Records of the Church commissioners
  • Parish records
  • Tithe awards and maps

Other Information

  • Probate and marriage bond indexes available online through the British Origins web site at http://www.origins.net/
  • No searchable databases on the Institute website
  • Research service for a fee

Yorkshire Archaelogical Society

23 Clarendon Road
Phone: 0113 245 7910
Website: http://www.yas.org.uk


  • Estate papers and family archives
  • Freeman records
  • Maps and plans
  • Pedigrees
  • Deeds and wills
  • Manorial court rolls
  • Transcript copies of PR's and MI's

Other information

  • No online access or catalogue
  • Online list of PR's and MI's in their collection


West Yorkshire Archive Service

There are five regional offices.  For information, click on a link below to go to their websites.

West Yorkshire Libraries

There are five west Yorkshire libraries with large family history collections.  Click on a link for more information.


East Yorkshire Archive and Local Studies Service

The Treasure House
Champney Road
East Riding of Yorkshire

Email: archives.service@eastriding.gov.uk

Other information

  • Online catalogue
  • Downloadable leaflets on several family history subjects
  • Provides a search service for a fee

Brynmor Jones Library

University of Hull
Cottingham Road

Phone: +44 (0)1482 465440
Fax: +44 (0)1482 466205
Email: libhelp@hull.ac.uk


  • Landed family and estate archives
  • Trades union and labour archives
  • Business records
  • Religious archives

Other Information

  • Online catalogue
  • Online virtual tour of the library
  • Online request form

Hull History Centre

Worship Street
Hull HU2 8BG, UK  Phone: +44 (0)1482 317500
Email: hullhistorycentre@hullcc.gov.uk (general enquires)


More copies than original records, including

  • Civil birth, marriage and death indexes, beginning 1837
  • Census returns
  • Burial records
  • Church records
  • Street directories
  • Burgess Rolls, Poll Books and Electoral Registers
  • Wills
  • Newspapers

Other Information

  • Online catalogues and source guides
  • Enquiry service for a fee


North Yorkshire Archive Service

County Hall
Tel: 0845 8 72 73 74
Email: archives@northyorks.gov.uk  


As the primary archive for northern Yorkshire, it has a wide variety of records of genealogical value including various church records.

Other Information

Their catalog is online through their website.  Click on the name link above.

Teesside Archives, Middlebrough

Teesside Archives is a joint service of the councils of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton- on -Tees.

Exchange House
Exchange Square
Middlesbrough TS1 1DB
Tel: 01642 248321
Email: teesside_archives@middlesbrough.gov.uk  


  • Council records
  • Various church records
  • Court records
  • Schools

Other Information

Their catalog is online and can be accessed through their website.  Click on the name link above.



See the South Yorkshire Family History Guide (PDF).

South Yorkshire Archive Service

There are four regional offices.  They all have online catalogs.  For more information, click on a link below to go to a website.

Yorkshire Local Study Centres/Libraries

For a list of Yorkshire local study centres and libraries with family history collections, with links to websites, click on the name link above.