Skip to Content

Arena

Local Studies

Manage Your PIN Manage Your PIN

Events, Brochures, Flyers Events, Brochures, Flyers

Opening times

Monday
9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday
Closed

Wednesday
9.30am to 6pm

Thursday
9.30am to 3pm

Friday
Closed

Saturday
9.30am to 1pm

Social Media Social Media

Libraries, Museums and Archives Twitter feed Libraries, Museums and Archives Twitter feed
Help
Local Studies Local Studies

This part of the library catalogue provides you with digital resources and links to hard copy resources to inspire you to find out more about the area you live in and your family history.

All libraries have a small collection of local history books for loan and there are specialist titles to help you trace your family tree.

All libraries, including the Long Stay Mobile Libraries have 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 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 Yorkshire Family History Society Help Desks East Yorkshire Family History Society Help Desks

Some libraries have drop in advice sessions organised by the East Yorkshire Family History Society (EYFHS). To see if your local library holds these sessions click the link below.

EYFHS Help Desks (pdf opens in new window)

Books written by the East Yorkshire Family History Society Books written by the East Yorkshire Family History Society

Click here or on the image above to view over 300 books written and published by the East Yorkshire Family History Society.

East Riding Archives flickr East Riding Archives flickr

Visit the East Riding Archives flickr page to view over 400 historic photographs of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Click the image above or click here.

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.

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 above or our other online resources, you can contact the Local Studies Libraries direct by email below. 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

Goole Local Studies Library            
goolelocalstudies.library@eastriding.gov.uk

*Click the leaflet covers in the left column for more information.

Your Account
Help
Download our Library App Download our Library App

This rich and hugely exciting on-line resource, packed with the nation’s published memory and historical detail over the last 300 years, is now free to access without limits at the East Riding Archives, Treasure House and any East Riding Library. With this additional resource anyone can access and search through millions of digital newspaper articles from local and regional papers dating back to 1700.  

Make a Purchase Suggestion Make a Purchase Suggestion

Make a purchase suggestion

We offer a service where we consider purchasing items that you cannot find on our library catalogue. Log In to your account first and then complete the simple online form

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.