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Two Million Historic York Records Go Online

1 Aug 2022 11:19 AM | Anonymous

More than two million records detailing baptisms, marriages and burials in York, England over five centuries have been released online thanks to a new partnership between the University of York and Ancestry.

Marriage certificate of Robert Duck and Catherine Peacock, 1837. Image credit: University of York

The records, which are held at the University’s Borthwick Institute for Archives, date from between 1538 and 1995 and will enable people with roots in Yorkshire to trace missing pieces of their family history from wherever they are in the world.

The records are from the archdeaconry of York, which covers the City of York and roughly 20 miles around. They feature famous families from York’s history, such as the Fawkes and Clitherow families, along with members of York’s chocolate dynasties - Rowntree, Craven and Terry.

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