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Search through millions of digital newspaper articles from local and regional papers dating back to 1700.  

The British Newspaper archive is free to access without limits at the East Riding Archives, Treasure House and any East Riding Library

East Riding Photos Picture Archive East Riding Photos Picture Archive

East Yorkshire's Past in print.
Click any image to go to the website which will open in a new window.

Free Family History Help Desks Free Family History Help Desks

Pre-booking is essential at Driffield Centre and Withernsea Centre. All other venues are drop in sessions.

Bridlington Central Library
1st Saturday of the month, 10am to 12 noon

Driffield Centre
1st Wednesday of each month, 3 to 5pm
*Pre-booking is essential at this venue. (01482) 393939

Haltemprice Library and Customer Service Centre
1st Wednesday of each month, 10am to 12.30pm

Hessle Centre
2nd Friday of each month, 10am to 1pm

Hornsea Library
3rd Tuesday of each month, 10am to 1pm

Willerby Library
Thursday 5 to 6.30pm and Saturday 10am to 12 noon

Withernsea Centre 
2nd Tuesday of each month, 2 to 4pm
*Pre-booking is essential at this venue. (01482) 393939

Who was the first person to live in my house? What did my street look like in 1914? Did any of my ancestors have an unusual job? Can I read about the two men who were jailed in 1894 for rustling over 50 sheep from my grandfather's farm?

Answers to these questions and much more can be found at East Riding Libraries. We have an amazing wealth of resources to support your local and family history research, so why not visit us or discover more online?  

All branch libraries and some Mobile Libraries have free computers so that you can consult Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past. With these sites you can access historic census returns and a huge range of other historical information. 

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition

The Ancestry Library website offers information on family trees and much more.

Ancestry is only fully available from within East Riding Libraries.

Find My Past Find My Past

Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with findmypast

Click here to open a printable document on How to Search the Yorkshire Collection 

Full free access to Find my Past is only available within East Riding Libraries.

GENUKI GENUKI

GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.

East Riding Treasure House Exhibitions and Events 2018 East Riding Treasure House Exhibitions and Events 2018
Books written by the East Yorkshire Family History Society Books written by the East Yorkshire Family History Society
Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us

If there is some particular Local Studies information that you are looking for but cannot find it using the Search, Advanced Search or our other online resources, you can contact the Local Studies Libraries direct. It doesn't matter where you live, the Local Studies Libraries cover the whole county of East Riding of Yorkshire.

Bridlington Local Studies Library    
bridlingtonlocalstudies.library@eastriding.gov.uk
(01262) 672917

Goole Local Studies Library            
goolelocalstudies.library@eastriding.gov.uk
(01405) 762187

 

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East Riding Archives and Local Studies East Riding Archives and Local Studies
The East Riding Archives and Local Studies, based at the Treasure House in Beverley, collects records and printed works relating to the East Riding's heritage. If you're looking to trace the history of your East Riding ancestors, discover the history of your house, or simply find out more about your local community's past, then we may be able to help you. With a vast collection of local historic records dating back to the 12th century, and a library of local history books, the East Riding Archives and Local Studies is an essential destination for any local history enthusiast or family historian with roots in East Yorkshire.
 
We also have on-site access to major family history websites including Ancestry and Findmypast, where you can search the Yorkshire Collection for free. Go to the Archives, family and local history section of the council website for more information about our service.
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council You Tube channel East Riding of Yorkshire Council You Tube channel

Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council You Tube channel and view historic videos of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Click the image above or click here.