Yorkshire Parish Registers to go online

File:Bridlington Priory Church Yorkshire England.jpgFind My past has announced that they have entered into an agreement with the Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium to publish online parish registers and bishops transcripts for most of Yorkshire. The Consortium is made up of six Yorkshire Archives

  • East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Borthwick Institute for Archives (University of York)
  • North Yorkshire County Record Office
  • Teesside Archives
  • Sheffield Archives and Local Studies
  • Doncaster Archives and Local Studies

The time span of these records will range from the beginning of parish registers in 1538 to the 20th century and will cover the majority of Yorkshire. No release date has yet been announced.

For those with ancestors in Yorkshire have lots to look forward to in 2013!


image Wikimedia – Bridlington Priory Church Yorkshire England – http:[email protected]


  1. Cliff SCott says:

    My maternal ancestors were named Wilson, sometimes spelled Willson. I would like to know if the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire chaged anytime after 1840. According to Canadian records that was the year my gg grandfather died and his three sons emigrated to Canada, Their records say they were born in Mitton, Yorks, but were baptised in All Hallow’s Church, Lancashire. (Grest Mitton) Google Earth shows a Mitton in both counties. I presume the ansestral farm was close to the county border but cannot seem to pin down county of birth. Any help would be appreciated.

Speak Your Mind