Discover if your ancestor was buried in the British county of Yorkshire. Find their name, the age they died at and their burial place with more than 4 million records covering over 400 years. These records are part of a project to publish online parish records from the whole of Yorkshire in partnership with the Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium.
Each record contains a transcript and many include an image of the original record. The information contained can vary but you could find out the following about your ancestor:
County and Country
Archive and reference
Images can contain more valuable information for your family tree including names of relatives or whom performed the ceremony.
There are over 4 million records from Anglican parishes across the three historic Yorkshire counties as well as records from Quaker and Roman Catholic parishes and municipal cemeteries. You can search the records from ten Yorkshire archives and family history societies in what will become a comprehensive collection of parish records.
Situated in north England, Yorkshire is the largest British county. Yorkshire was divided into three ridings - North, Wes,t and East. The word “riding” comes from the old Danish word “threthingr” meaning a third.
There has been human, settlement in Yorkshire since Neolithic times. The area was ruled by the Romans by the Celtic Queen Cartimandua and her consort Venutius of the Brigantes tribe. Under Roman rule, the fortified city of Eboracum (now York) was the joint capital of Roman Britain. Before the introduction of civil registration in 1837, Church of England parishes recorded the bulk of births, marriages, and deaths. The Church of England mandated the keeping of records in all its parishes from 1537 with the earliest records generally starting in 1538.
Early registers recorded all events in a single book but after 1774 separate registers were needed for marriages and marriage banns.
Borthwick records are from records in the custody of the Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York.
Doncaster records reproduced with permission from Doncaster Borough Council.
East Riding records reproduced with the permission of The East Riding Archives & Local Studies Service, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
North Yorkshire images copyright North Yorkshire County Record Office.
Sheffield records reproduced with permission from Sheffield City Council Libraries Archives and Information Services.
Teesside records reproduced with permission from Teeside Archives
Bradford Family History Society have transcribed records for Bradford, Denholme, Eccleshill, Heaton, Shpley and Wilsden parishes.
Ripponden transcripts have been created by the Calderdale Family History Society.
There are also records available from the Doncaster Family Society and Doncaster Archives.