City of York District Family History Society

City of York & District Family History Society was established in 1975 to cover the particular interests and needs of family historians who wished to research ancestors in this part of Yorkshire. The area covered by the society is the modern Archdeaconry of York, which stretches from Coxwold, Hovingham, Sherburn in Harfordlythe in the North to Ledsham, Birkin, Selby and Drax in the South, and from Bramham, Biltonand Sherburn in Elmet in the West to Huggate and Bubwith in the East. Membership numbers approximately 800, and new members are always welcomed.

The Society holds regular meetings in New Earswick, York with a variety of speakers on mainly family and local history topics. There is also a research centre at The Raylor Centre, York. “The City of York & District FHS Journal”, distributed three times a year, enables members at home and further afield to enjoy general articles on family history, learn more about the area of their ancestors, be kept up to date with events and all the services that the Society offers, and have their personal family history interests published.

Available on the excellent website are details of the Society’s limited research services, members’ interests, the large range of publications which can be bought online, and information on how to join the society.

City of York & District Family History Society is a registered charity (no 1085228), is a member of the Yorkshire Regional Group of Family History Societies, and is a long-standing member of the Federation of Family History Societies.

City of York District Family History Society contributed to the National Burial Index. These records are available as part of the Findmypast Britain or World subscription.