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Family Name: Haw

Through my Mother's family I have ancestors who were from Arkendale & Harrogate.  If any other member has an interest in this family name it would be good to hear from you.    

William Hall Motorcycle Dealer 1975

Does anyone have any knowledge of a motorcycle dealer who operated from 12 Regent Street in Harrogate in 1975?  The Society has received an enquiry and would be grateful for any help.

Calling members living in London area

Hi As a member of the society, you can attend sessions of the London Group of Yorkshire Family History Societies at a reduced rate.   Please click here for details London Group of Yorkshire FHSs. Meetings in 2014 – dates for your diary 22 March 2014 KATHY CHATER: Insanity and Family History. 21 June 2014 […]

Local and Family History Day - 15th March 2014

Saturday 15th March 2014 at the Pavilions of Harrogate  (sat nav postcode: HG2 8QZ). Open 10am to 4pm. All day café, free parking and free shuttle bus from Harrogate Railway Station. For more information or to book your place at a talk call the County Record Office on 01609 777585 or email, and please don't […]

York Peculiars original probate documents available on

Obtaining copies of the original probate documents for York Peculiars Probate Collection 1383-1857 has now been made easier and cheaper. Most of the York Peculiars Probate records held at The Borthwick Institute for Archives have been digitised, and National Wills Index subscribers can now purchase the original documents images using Pay per View credits and […]

Family business

Hi, I hope someone may be able to help me. I am doing research into the family history. An ancestor, I believe, used to own a shop at 38 Parliament Street, Harrogate in the 1930's. I wondered if there exists any records from that time such as deeds, lease documents, newspaper adverts etc., that may help me confirm […]

Filmed and Not Forgotten

We have received the following email from the Yorkshire Film Archive. We are just getting in touch to draw your attention to a WWI project that's being conducted by the Yorkshire Film Archive in the run-up to the Centenary commemorations in August. The project is entitled Filmed and Not Forgotten and its basic premise is […]

Ever wished you had said "Sorry" or forgotten to say "Thank You"

Copy of request received from "Wall to Wall" makers of "Who do you think you are?" ========================================================== As you know, I work for a television production company called Wall to Wall, one of the UK’s leading independent production companies with a reputation for making intelligent and sensitively made content. Wall to Wall are most well […]