- Publishing a journal named “Claro Ancestors” three times per year
- The committee can answer local queries submitted by email.
- Meeting on the third Tuesday of the month (excluding August) at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church Hall, Belford Road, Harrogate HG1 1JA , with an average attendance of 60.
- Harrogate & District Family History Society have funded the rebinding of one extremely damaged old street directory in Harrogate library costing £300. This directory has been rebound and is in Harrogate library.
- We are providing a sales tray for WDYTYA 2013 including copies of our publication lists.
|A 001||Basic Facts re. Family History Research in Glamorgan||Rosemary Davies|
|A 002||Basic Facts re. Catholic Ancestry||Michael Gandy|
|A 003||Basic Facts re. Burial Records||Lilian Gibbens|
|A 004||Basic Facts re. Family History Research in Yorkshire||Pauline M. Litton|
|A 005||Basic Facts re. Archives||Susan B Lumas|
|A 006||Basic Facts re. Merchant Ship Records||Peter L Hogg|
|A 007||Basic Facts re. Family History Research in Lancashire||Rita Hirst|
|A 008||Basic Facts re. Family Records Centre||Audrey Collins|
|A 009||Basic Facts re. Heraldry for Family Historians||Iain Swinnerton|
|A 011||Basic Facts re. Baptism Records||Pauline M. Litton|
|A 013||Basic Approach to Latin||Michael Gandy|
|A 014||Basic Approach to Keeping Records||Iain Swinnerton|
|A 015||Basic Facts re. Sources for Family History in the Home||Iain Swinnerton|
|A 019||Basic Approach to contacting Relatives||Peter C Amsden|
|A 020||Basic Facts re. Education Records||Colin R Chapman|
|A 021||Basic Approach to Picture Postcards||Philip J Chapman|
|A 023||Basic Facts re. Research in London||Lilian Gibbens|
|A 024||Basic Facts re. Lunatics in England & Wales||Pamela Faithfull|
|A 025||Basic Facts re. Using Colingdale & Other Newspaper Repositories||Audrey Collins|
|A 026||Basic Facts re. Descendant Tracing||Tom Wood|
|A 027||Family History Research Facilities in Cleveland, N. Yorks. & S. Durham||J Beryl Turner|
|A 028||Basic Facts re. Methodist Records for Family Historians||Richard Ratcliffe|
|A 029||Basic Facts about The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll||Richard Ratcliffe|
|B 001||My Ancestors were Baptists||Geoffrey R Breed|
|B 002||My Ancestors were Merchant Seaman||C T & M J Watts|
|B 003||My Ancestor was a Policeman||Antony Shearman|
|B 004||My Ancestors were Quakers||Edward Milligan|
|B 007||Was Your Grandfather a Railwayman?||Tom Richards|
|B 008||My Ancestor was Jewish||Michael Gandy|
|B 009||My Ancestors were English Presbyterians/Unitarians||Alan Ruston|
|B 010||My Ancestors were Congregationalists||D J H Clifford|
|B 011||My Ancestor was in the British Army|
|C 002||Victuallers' Records||J Gibson & J Hunter|
|C 003||Poor Law Union Records||J Gibson & F Young|
|C 006||Record Offices & How to Find Them||J Gibson & P Peskett|
|C 011||Poor Law Union Records: S E England & East Anglia||J Gibson|
|C 012||Poor Law Union Records: The Midlands & Nothern England||J Gibson & C Rogers|
|C 016||Coroners Records in England and Wales||J Gibson & C Rogers|
|C 020||Local Newspapers in England & Wales 1750 - 1920||J Gibson|
|C 021||Family History - The Basics and Beyond||BBC /Nat. Archives|
|D 001||Making the Most of The I G I||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 002||Annals of The Poor||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 003||Guide to the 1841 - 1881 Census Returns||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 004||Family History from Newspapers||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 005||Guide to Illegitimacy||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 006||Guide to Interviewing Elderly Relatives||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 008||Guide to 'No Time for Family History'||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 010||Reading Old Handwriting||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 012||Guide to St. Catherine's House||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 013||Guide to Somerset House Wills||Eve McLaughlin|
|D 014||Guide to Wills before 1858||Eve McLaughlin|
|E 004||An Introduction to Occupations||Joyce Culling|
|E 005||Wills, Probate and Death Duty Records||Jane Cox|
|J 032||Sources for Yorkshire Genealogists||Stuart A Raymond|
|J 033||Yorkshire List of Names||Stuart A Raymond|
|J 034||Administrative Records for Yorkshire Genealogists||Stuart A Raymond|
|J 036||Yorkshire Family History & Pedigrees||Stuart A Raymond|
|J 043||British Family History on CD (Booklet)||Stuart A Raymond|
|K 047||The Family Historian's Enquire Within||Pauline Saul|
|K 072||East Riding Contiguous Parishes (2 copies)|
|K 073||North Riding Continguous Parishes|
|K 074||West Riding Continguous Parishes (2 copies)|
|K 116||Current Publications on Microfiche by FHS Member Societies||On a CD|
|K123||Where to find Recorded Monumental Inscriptions Yorkshire (2005)||Yorkshire F H Societies|
|K 124||Where to find Recorded Monumental Inscriptions Yorkshire (2002)||N E Group F H S|
|L 008||1851 Census Index for Hartlepool Book 1 (A - L) Vol. 17||Cleveland FHS|
|L 010||1851 Census Index for Hart, Thorp Bulmer, Elwick, Throston, Dalton Percy, Brierton, Elwick Hall, Seaton Carew||Cleveland FHS|
|L 051||1851 Census Index for Stranton (later known as West Hartlepool)||Cleveland FHS|
|L 060||Census Returns 1841-1881 on Microfilm - A directory to local holdings||Booklet by J Gibson|
|N 002||British Army Records 1914 - 1918||Norman Holding|
|N 003||More Sources of W W 1 Army Ancestry||Norman Holding|
|P 002||Looking at Old Photographs||Robert Pols|
|R 001||A Guide to Certificate Services of The General Register Office|
|R 002||Down Memory Lane in Knaresborough (Part 2)||A Jackson & I Garbutt|
|R 003||Bod-Kin Sept 2001 - Journal of Bradford Family History Society|
|R 004||Bod-Kin Mar 2002 - Journal of Bradford Family History Society|
|R 005||Lincolnshire Family History Society Journal November 2001|
|R 006||The Historical Story of Rowarth||J W Livesley|
|R 007||By the River Nidd: Hunsingore, Cattal, Walshford, Cowthorpe||Lucy Hainsworth|
|R 009||The Story of Sicklinghall||Ida Greaves|
|R 014||Reflections of Killinghall||Colin Waite|
|R 018||A Further History of Penistone||Penistone History Group|
|Phillimore Atlas & Index of Parish Registers (1984 edition)|
The name of the Society shall be Harrogate and District Family History Society (H&DFHS).
- The objects of the Society shall be to promote and encourage the public study of family history and local history mainly with reference to persons living in or associated with the district of Harrogate in the County of North Yorkshire.
- To promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archive material.
In furtherance of the above objects, but not further or otherwise, the Society shall have the following powers:
- To hold lectures and discussions and organise visits for Society members and interested members of the general public.
- To hold and maintain a library of printed and other works for the use of Society members and, where practical, to extend this to the general public.
- To preserve source material and transcribe and publish such materials including documents and monumental inscriptions.
- To pursue collaborative actions with supportive bodies.
- To promote and engage in educational activities including the regular issue of a journal and the publication and sale of other appropriate material.
- The Society is a member of the Family History Federation and shall have the power to guarantee its debts in the event of its insolvency up to the sum of £1. The society may also affiliate with other charitable organisations whose objects are deemed compatible and mutually supportive.
- Membership of the Society shall be open to all persons showing a genuine interest in the support of the Society’s objectives. Application for membership will be on a prescribed form.
- Subscriptions will be payable at the time and at the rate determined by the members at a General Meeting.
- Fully paid up members named on the membership list will have full voting rights.
- The Executive Committee of the Society may by unanimous vote and for good and sufficient reason suspend or recommend the termination of membership of any member. That suspension to become termination or set aside membership at the next Annual General or Extraordinary Meeting. Provided that such member will have the right to be heard (accompanied by a friend) by the Executive Committee before a final decision is taken by the Executive Committee.
- The Society shall be administered by an Executive Committee consisting of not less than 3 Honorary officers which will include Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and at least 2 other people, all of whom must be full members of the Society. A quorum of the Executive shall consist of 4 people which 2 are Executive Officers.
- The members of the Executive shall be elected annually by the membership at an Annual General Meeting. Nominations must be submitted in writing not less than 14 days before the day of the Annual General Meeting. The Chairman of the meeting has the discretion to take nominations from the floor.
- The Executive Committee shall have the powers to co-opt members up to the next Annual General Meeting who may or may not have voting rights.
- All Executive members shall be eligible for re-election upon completion of their annual term of office.
- A President may be elected at a General Meeting. A President's duties will include offering advice and, if requested, to chair the AGM and EGM. The President will be an ex-officio member of the committee.
- An Annual General Meeting shall be held during the month of March when the officers shall present their reports. Notice in writing of this meeting and the agenda shall be given to members entitled to attend and vote, at least 28 days prior to the event.
- An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened either at the request of the Executive Committee or at the request of 10% of the members with prior written notice given to members at least 28 days before the meeting.
Changes to The Constitution
- The Constitution may be altered only at an Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society for which proper notice has been given. Such notice shall include the Resolution setting out the terms of the proposed alteration. The Resolution must be passed by not less than two thirds of the voting membership. Those unable to attend meetings shall have the right to a postal vote.
- All income and property of the Society shall be applied solely towards the promotion and execution of the objects of the Society as defined in Clause 2. No portion shall be paid to any member. Out of pocket expenses incurred on behalf of the Society can be reimbursed and the payment of approved fees to a speaker may be made.
- The Executive Committee shall ensure proper books of account are kept with respect to all income and expenditure.
- The Society’s financial year shall commence on January 1st and accounts shall be prepared (in relation to each calendar year) annually.
- A copy of the accounts shall be made available to members and presented for approval at the Annual General Meeting.
- The Society may be dissolved by a Resolution passed by not less than two thirds of the membership with voting rights either at an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting called by the Executive Committee and for which 21 days prior notice is given in writing. Such a resolution shall include instruction for the disposal of assets held by the Society, that they be transferred to another (charitable) organisation having objectives similar to those of the Society.
- The members of the Executive shall each be indemnified by the Society against any liability claims or demands arising from any action done in good faith by them on behalf of the Society or its members in the administration of the Society and its activities.
- If any emergency situation arises which prevents the Society meeting in person the Executive Committee shall be authorised to take whatever steps are necessary for the Society to continue to meet its objectives while the emergency lasts. In particular the Executive Committee is empowered to hold the Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meetings on-line, and to defer the date of the Annual General Meeting for a maximum of […]
The Society holds numerous books to aid in your research. Please click here to view the available books, most of which may be borrowed.
The Society has a number of microfiche readers, with microfiche, which local members may borrow.
To further aid your research, it may be of benefit to know the actual dates the census was taken, as follows:
6 June 1841 31 March 1851 7/8 April 1861 2/3 April 1871 3/4 April 1881 5 April 1891 31 March1901 2 April 1911 19 June 1921 (expected publication date 1 January 2022) 26 April 1931 (destroyed during World War II)