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Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England and the largest in Great Britain. Because of its great size, over time functions have increasingly been undertaken by its subdivisions, which have been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes Yorkshire has continued to function as a recognized territory and cultural region.
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Yorkshire has been ruled by Celtics, Romans, Danes, Normans, and Britons, and has its own distinct culture which is celebrated by its citizens. Yorkshire is divided into “Ridings,” or smaller governmental divisions: North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire. Genealogical and family records may refer to Yorkshire as a whole, or to one particular Riding.
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The spoken language in Yorkshire is a dialect of English known as Tyke, and dialects differ between ridings and even from village to village, though in modern times the differences between localities has become less pronounced. This does not generally affect civil or parish records, though it may affect family histories and other informal documents.
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The geography of Yorkshire has also influenced its people. Yorkshire is a very green county, with coastal areas, hills, valleys, and forests. The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales figure prominently into the landscape, and provide large areas of wilderness through the north and west portions of the county.
  
 
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*[[East Riding of Yorkshire Parishes|East Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
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*[[North Riding of Yorkshire Parishes|North Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
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*[[West Riding of Yorkshire Parishes|West Riding of Yorkshire Parishes]]
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*[[York & Ainsty Parishes|York &amp; Ainsty Parishes]]
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ Yorkshire Genuki Site]
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*[http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk/ Yorkshire Births Marriages &amp; Deaths 1837 to 1950]
  
 
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*21 March 2009 '''The City of York &amp; District Family History Fair 2009''' Saturday March 21st 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York.

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Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England and the largest in Great Britain. Because of its great size, over time functions have increasingly been undertaken by its subdivisions, which have been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes Yorkshire has continued to function as a recognized territory and cultural region.

Yorkshire has been ruled by Celtics, Romans, Danes, Normans, and Britons, and has its own distinct culture which is celebrated by its citizens. Yorkshire is divided into “Ridings,” or smaller governmental divisions: North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire. Genealogical and family records may refer to Yorkshire as a whole, or to one particular Riding.

The spoken language in Yorkshire is a dialect of English known as Tyke, and dialects differ between ridings and even from village to village, though in modern times the differences between localities has become less pronounced. This does not generally affect civil or parish records, though it may affect family histories and other informal documents.

The geography of Yorkshire has also influenced its people. Yorkshire is a very green county, with coastal areas, hills, valleys, and forests. The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales figure prominently into the landscape, and provide large areas of wilderness through the north and west portions of the county.

Topics


Jurisdictions

Research tools

Websites

Did You Know

News and events

  • 21 March 2009 The City of York & District Family History Fair 2009 Saturday March 21st 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York.