Family History

President: Sir William Worsley, DL
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This group is established
to help members
to further their research into
family and local history
Find your ancestors here
Our Research Room is open on Thursdays
at Hovingham Village Hall
between 10am and 3pm
and at all other times by appointment.
The Research Room is open to all.
Free to members, and
'day membership' is available to non-members
New resources available now
Further details HERE

Images from around Ryedale
Do you recognise anyone?

Do you have any photos that
you would like to share with us?

can you help?
Click this link to some of the stories and family
mysteries that our members require some help with

including some that have been featured in Ryedale Roots

Ryedale War Memorials Project
view a list of casualties researched
Generous funding by the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled us to embark on various new projects
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Meetings are held monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month,
7pm for 7.30pm
at a venue or venues within Ryedale

(No meeting during December)

New members and visitors always welcome!
There is no charge for attending our meetings
Visitors welcome to one meeting, then please become a member is you want to come again!

The next Meeting
will be held on
Wednesday, 21st May

The RVS Centre

7.00pm for 7.30pm
Visitors welcome


15 Jan 2014

WRVS Centre

Gordon Clitheroe
'Pictures of Pickering'
19 Feb 2014
The Town Hall
Paul Brunyee
'Waterloo and some Yorkshire families'
19 Mar 2014
The Royal British Legion
Adela Shaw
Malcolm Bisby
'The Railway Navvies'
16 Apr 2014
War Memorial Hall
Old Malton
Peter Appleton
'They changed the face of Yorkshire'
21 May 2014
RVS Centre
Sheila Dixon
'The Mysterious Mr Smart'
18 Jun 2014
The Village Hall

Ron Cosens
'Dating Victorian Photographs'
Please bring along your own photographs
and Carte de Visite for dating

16 Jul 2014
The Community Room
Rye Court, Pottergate, Helmsley

Marion Moverley
'Being Sick in Body, but Perfect
in Remembrance - Looking for Wills in
the North Riding of Yorkshire'

This meeting will include our AGM

20 Aug 2014
RVS Centre

Emma Colclough
'Introducing Ryedale Folk Museum'

(Future meetings will be held at
Malton, Pickering, Helmsley, Hovingham,
Ebberston and Kirkbymoorside
Please check this page regularly to
see where the next meeting will be)

Can you help?
We need some volunteers to
help with Monumental Inscription
recording in Ryedale
also transcribing of some
local Parish Registers
Phone: 07813 977613


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• Our forum is open to anyone with interests in the Ryedale area
• Over 200 members of the Ryedale Family History Group are subscribed and receive email
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'Ryedale Roots' Issue No.35 is now available to members

The Newsletter Editor will be pleased to receive any
stories, anecdotes, pictures, family trees, snippets
or anything useful and/or interesting, for inclusion in future publications.
Please send any contributions to:

Publication deadline is the last Friday of the month preceeding publication

Help !

This is our 'HELP BANK'

If you are able to offer help
to any of our members,
with look-ups in any local resources, such as the County Record Office
at Northallerton, local Libraries, the Borthwick Institute for Historical Research
please contact secretary@ryedalefamilyhistory.org

If you need help with local research, a 'brick wall' in your family tree
or have a query about research in other places,
please contact secretary@ryedalefamilyhistory.org
to find someone who may be able to help

We now have a dedicated page for requests for help from members and non-members.
Please visit our 'Please Help' page to see if you can help


Click here for

Surname Interests

updated March 2014

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Ebberston Church
John Harrison's grave, Gilling East
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