Wednesday, 13 March 2013

North Yorkshire Local and Family History Day

From North Yorkshire County Record Office (, a fair taking place this Saturday in Harrogate:

Local and Family History Day 2013

Following the success of last year's event, please join us for our second Local and Family History Day which will be held on Saturday 16 March 2013, 10am to 4pm, at the same venue: The Pavilions of Harrogate, on the Great Yorkshire Showground HG2 8NZ (Sat Nav HG2 8QZ).
  • Over 30 society and trade stands
  • Help and advice from the professionals
  • Programme of talks, including TV personalities Kate Williams and Nick Barratt
  • Victorian magic lantern shows
  • Family history help desk
  • Cafe open all day
  • Free car parking
  • Free shuttle bus from Harrogate Station (please ring for details)

Entrance £2

Talks, £5 each, bookable in advance:

10.15am The Humble Servant: upstairs, downstairs, life behind the scenes in some Yorkshire households, Marion Moverley, adult education tutor
11.45am The making of Restoration Home: the hidden stories of houses, Kate Williams, TV presenter and historian
1.30pm How to Trace the History of your House, Nick Barratt, TV personality, house history expert and editor of Your Family History magazine
3pm Genealogy for House Historians, Nick Barratt

Society exhibitors and trade stands include:
  • Great Ayton History Society
  • Church of Latter-day Saints, Harrogate
  • Cleveland Family History Society
  • Harrogate & District Family History Society
  • Hartwith Heritage Group
  • Iron-Age (Nidderdale) Community Archaeology Group
  • Keighley & District Family History Society
  • Morley Family History Group
  • Ripon Community Archaeology Project
  • Ripon Historical Society
  • Ryedale Family History Group
  • Upper Dales Family History Group
  • Visiting the Past Tours
  • Wakefield & District Family History Society
  • Wharfedale Family History Group
  • York & District Family History Society
  • Chris Makepeace Maps
  • Family & Local History Handbook - Robert Blatchford Publishing Ltd
  • Pollie Scott - Medieval Trees
  • Yorkshire Ancestors
  • Andrew George Postcards
  • Friends of Teesside Archives
  • All Saints Church, Long Marston Parish History Group
  • North Yorkshire County Council Registration & Certificate Service
  • North Yorkshire Library Service - Knaresborough Branch
  • North Yorkshire County Record Office
  • Lennox Genealogy - Family History Help Desk
  • Jackie Depelle - Scrapbooking ideas and examples

To find out more, or to book a talk, contact the County Record Office (see link above).

(With thanks to The Northern Echo


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