Thomas Blanky of Whitby: Arctic Seafarer

By Katherine Bullimore, Record Assistant Think of Arctic exploration in the nineteenth century, and chances are you think of the doomed Franklin expedition, of the three spookily well preserved bodies of dead sailors excavated in the 1980s, and the eerie underwater pictures of the expedition’s two sunken ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, revealed much… Read More Thomas Blanky of Whitby: Arctic Seafarer

Focus on Richmond records – Part 2

By Linda Turnbull, Archivist Parish Records (PR/RM) Parish registers The most well-known ecclesiastical records are probably the registers of the parish church, in which were recorded baptisms, marriages and burials. Our collections include some 50 registers of baptisms, marriages and burials conducted at Richmond parish church from 1556 to 2002 (baptisms), 2017 (marriages) and 2010… Read More Focus on Richmond records – Part 2