Findmypast has completed its project with six Yorkshire archives to create a comprehensive online repository of Yorkshire family history records.
The following information comes from Findmypast:
We are pleased to announce the release of more than 5.4 million records in partnership with the Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium. The publication marks the final phase of our Yorkshire Collection, a rich archive of more than 10.5 million records spanning the years 1538 to 1990.
The Yorkshire Digitisation project was first launched in October 2014 and has resulted in the creation of the largest online repository of Yorkshire family history records anywhere in the world.
The final phase, released today, includes parish baptisms, banns, marriages, burials, school records, university records and a variety of other documents held by the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service, the Borthwick Institute for Archives (University of York), the North Yorkshire County Record Office, Teesside Archives, Sheffield Archives and Local Studies, and Doncaster Archives and Local Studies.
(As the provenances of the records are defined by historical, rather than modern boundaries, areas now outside of today’s Yorkshire such as County Durham, are also covered.)
Over 2.2 million new records have recently been added to our collection of Yorkshire Baptisms, 1538-1990, which now contains over 4.4 million records from parish churches right across the three historic Yorkshire ridings: North Riding, West Riding and East Riding.
Search 203,000 new additions to our collection of Yorkshire Banns to see if your ancestors declared their intention to marry in the county of Yorkshire. Yorkshire Banns, 1653-1930, now contains over 541,000 records.
Over 1.4 million new records have been added to our collection of Yorkshire parish marriages. Yorkshire Marriages 1538 – 1942 now contains over 2.2 million records spanning almost 400 years. The records list the details couples married in Anglican parishes across the three historic Yorkshire ridings.
Uncover the location of your ancestor’s grave with over 1.5 million brand new Yorkshire burials. The collection now contain over 3.2 million records spanning more than four centuries that list the details of men and women buried in Anglican parishes across the three historic Yorkshire ridings.
Parish records for the West Riding of Yorkshire (from the West Yorkshire Archives) can also be found at Ancestry.