Did you know that we regularly receive material to add to our archive collections? Our latest blog coincides with our new temporary exhibition, in which you can see a wide range of items that have recently been added to our collections – from 600 year old deeds to items from the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest when it was held in Harrogate in 1982. … Read More New collections: From 600 year old deeds to the Eurovision Song Contest!
Take a look through some Royal records in our collections from Queen Elizabeth II to Queen Victoria.… Read More Royal Celebrations
A post by Jo Faulkner exploring the War Memorials of Hutton Rudby, and the process of their creation and funding through community subscription.… Read More The Creation of North Yorkshire’s War Memorials: Hutton Rudby
This post by Gail Falkingham on the Collegiate Church is the first in a series exploring the connection of Richard III to Middleham in North Yorkshire.… Read More Focus on Middleham and Richard III: The Collegiate Church
By Katherine Bullimore, Record Assistant Part One of this post covered the family background and early career of Thomas Blanky or Blenky of Whitby, a seaman who took part in four Arctic voyages of discovery in the 19th century, this post will cover his later life and disappearance on the tragic Franklin Expedition. In 1829… Read More 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
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
Parish registers The County Record Office hold the parish registers from nearly 300 different Anglican parish churches in North Yorkshire, including those for Whitby and its surrounding parishes. Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials began to be compiled by every church in 1538 and continue to the present day. Parish registers provide a wealth of… Read More Focus on Whitby records – Part 1