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ALL YORKSHIRE:

Records for the archdiocese of York, which include the wills admitted to probate for most of Yorkshire from the middle ages to 1858 are held at the Borthwick Institute - see below for contact details

Many estate and family collections for Yorkshire are held at the Yorkshire Archaeological Society which operates in close conjunction with the West Yorkshire Archive Service - see below for contact details

   
   
 

NORTH YORKSHIRE:

Records for the city of York are held at the York City Archives

Records for the area covered by the boroughs of Middlesborough and Redcar & Cleveland are held at the Teesside Archives

Records for the rest of the North Riding of Yorkshire are held at the North Yorkshire County Record Office

   
   
 

EAST YORKSHIRE:

Records for the East Riding of Yorkshire (apart from Hull) are held at the East Riding of Yorkshire Archives

Records for the city of Hull are held at the Hull City Archives

   
   
 

SOUTH YORKSHIRE:

Records for the Barnsley district are held at the Barnsley Archives

Records for the Doncaster district are held at the Doncaster Archives

Records for the Rotherham district are held at the Rotherham Archives

Records for the city of Sheffield and surrounding area are held at the Sheffield Archives

   
   
 

WEST YORKSHIRE:

Records for the Bradford district held at the Bradford Archives

Records for the Calderdale district are held at the Calderdale Archives

Records for the Kirkless district are held at the Kirklees Archives

Records for the city of Leeds and surrounding area are held at the Leeds Archives

Records for the Wakefield district are held at the Wakefield Archives

Records for the parish of Sedbergh (incorporated since 1974 into the new county of Cumbria) are held at the Kendal Record Office

   
   
   
  BORTHWICK INSTITUTE
  managed by University of York
   
  CONTACT
  Address Borthwick Institute, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
  Telephone (01904) 321166
  E-Mail bihr500@york.ac.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Hours within the Visiting Us page on the institute's web site
  Entry Access staff controlled - required to sign in on register
  Visiting Guide see  Visiting Us page within the institute's web site
  Directions see How to Reach the University page within the institutes's web site
  Postal Research fee based research service provided - see Research Service page within the institute's web site for details
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Archives Guides page within the record office's website for index to a series of guides (in PDF format) on the institute's main holdings
  Online Catalogue see National Archives Access to Archives  web site
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying staff only for permitted documents - 30p for A4 copy, 60p for A3 copy
  Repro Services digital scanning and photographic reproduction services available - contact institute for details
  Own Photos not permitted
  Microform microform reader-printer available - see Reprographic Service page for details
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content set of comprehensive guides to main holdings
  Navigation satisfactory
   
   
   
  YORKSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
  works closely with the West Yorkshire Archive Service
   
  CONTACT
  Address Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ
  Telephone (0113) 245 6362
  E-Mail archive@yas.org.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Hours within the Visitor Information page on the society's web site
  Entry Access no identification document required
  Visiting Guide see  Visitor Information page within the society's web site
  Directions see downloadable map (in PDF format) within the society's web site
  Postal Research fee based research service provided - see Postal Research Services page within the society's web site for details
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Library, Archives and Microfiche within the Claremont - Our Headquarters page on the society's website
  Online Catalogue see National Archives Access to Archives  web site 
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying self service for permitted documents - 55p per A4 copy, 80p per A3 copy (lower charges for members)
  Repro Services professional photographic reproduction service available - contact society for details
  Own Photos digital cameras permitted - use of flash and tripods at discretion of society's archivist - £17.50 charge
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content reasonable level of information provided on visting the society, less so on its holdings
  Navigation not as intuitive as it could be
   
 
This page last updated: 13 February 2013