22 February 2013
Findmypast.co.uk announced today at Who Do You Think You Are? Live that it has been awarded a contract by Yorkshire Digitisation
Findmypast.co.uk announced today at Who Do You Think You Are? Live that it has been awarded a contract by Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium. This significant new project will lead to the publication online for the very first time of millions of historic records from archives across the whole of Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium comprises 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.
Together these services hold the parish registers for a large proportion of Yorkshire, England’s largest historic county.
Spanning the years from 1538 into the 20th century, the records cover parish church registers and bishops’ transcripts from most of Yorkshire.