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National Archives

The National Archives (TNA) have made their digitised records available for FREE. If you are registered just sign-in, otherwise you can register here

British Newspaper Archive OFFER

The B.N.A. have a 30% discount offer for a twelve month subscription, available until 30th April, 2020. Visit Subscribe using promotion code: BNA30APRIL20G

Additional Transcription Tuesday

Transcription Tuesday Weekly Challenge: Decoding nonconformist records with FamilySearch "Who Do You Think You Are" Magazine, with FamilySearch, have organised an additional Transcription Tuesday for the 14th April. This is to occupy their readers, and other interested researchers, during the Covid-19 Stay at Home phase. Details can be found at:

Family Tree Live 2020 Cancellation

t is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of Family TreeLive. The show was due to have been held on 17 & 18 April 2020 at AlexandraPalace. Due to the current health implications concerning the Covid-19pandemic, we have no choice but to put the well being of all concernedfirst, and cancel our two-day […]

Transcription Tuesday

"Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine are looking for volunteers to take part in a global indexing day to help unlock the potential of thousands of historic documents. If you have ever benefited from free online resources, now is your chance to give something back to future family historians. For the fourth year running […]

Queens Head Inn Winksley

Would anyone happen to have an old photo of the Queens Head Inn? My 2x's Great Grandfather had the license for that Inn in the 1870's. I'd love to see a photo of it as close to that time as possible. Jenn

RootsTech FH Conference

24 – 26 October 2019, ExCeL London | London, England. For the first time ever, the world’s largest family history conference is coming to London! You won’t want to miss this epic gathering of photo organisers, storytellers, and genealogists from around the globe. Join us, and shape the future of family history. Details at

Heaton Family Online

Heaton Family Online Andrew Heaton has a website which contains details of books that he has written to document his family history and stories surrounding his family. There are many Yorkshire families mentioned in his books, the names of which are on the webpages regarding the individual books. The website is His latest book […]

Archives & Records Association Newsletter

ARC Mag Nov 2018 Note that the next annual conference of the association is taking place in Leeds between 28th-30th August at the Queens Hotel, so make a slot in your diaries.

Request for Old photos of familiar places in Harrogate & The Majestic Hotel

We have received the following request from a company refurbishing the Majestic Hotel.  If you can help, please contact Laura directly. Hello, I am working on a interior decor proposal for The Majestic Hotel and would love to incorporate photographs from the past of familiar sights in Harrogate. I was wondering whether you have any […]