Yorkshire in London
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The London Group of Yorkshire Family History Societies
representing all the Family History Groups and Societies in the County of York
and helping to find ancestors in England's largest county

The London Group meets four times a year, in March, June, September and November, when we aim to have distinguished speakers on a wide variety of subjects, many with a Yorkshire interest. The Group welcomes anyone with an interest in Yorkshire family history.

The Group is now an Associate Member of The Yorkshire Group of FHS and a full Member of the Federation of FHSs.

Previous meetings have included topics such as: Yorkshire's battles and military traditions; Yorkshire Soldiers in the Public Record Office; LDS resources for Yorkshire family historians; Yorkshire sources at the Society of Genealogists; Irish Ancestors in Yorkshire; Tykes who stayed put (distinctive Yorkshire surnames); The Archives of the YAS; York Minster Archive.

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Our meetings are held at the Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1. The doors open at 10 a.m. for meetings to begin promptly at 10:30 a.m., finishing by 12.30. Coffee and tea are available before meetings begin. There is a modest membership fee of two pounds, and a charge of two pounds per meeting attended to cover essential expenses. At each meeting there is a lecture, or series of short talks by members (e.g. Case Histories and Problem Solving).

The Family Record Centre, and the Guildhall Library are conveniently close to the Society of Genealogists for group members who want to continue family history research after the meeting has finished, but only SoG members have free use of the library after the meeting.

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Programme Speaker
28 September 2013 AGM & Louise Taylor Adoption and Children's Homes
16 November 2013       Sue Gibbons Shopkeeping Ancestors
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Yorkshire Links
Yorkshire on GENUKI
. This is the main site for Yorkshire research.
The National Archives The main web page of the National Archives which includes on line versions of their very informative pamphlets
The Society of Genealogists home page
City of London website with links to libraries including the Guildhall Library and The London Metropolitan Archives (Records and Archives)
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Visit Us
The Society of Genealogists' web site includes a page showing its location. On the web page (Society of Genealogists web page) select the "Membership" tab then "Visiting the Society". See also the Transport for London site for information about bus and tube travel.
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Affiliation to Yorkshire Family History Societies

Society Web site address
Barnsley Family History Society http://www.barnsleyfhs.co.uk
Bradford Family History Society http://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk
Calderdale - incorporating Halifax and District http://www.cfhsweb.com/web/
Ciy of York and District Family History Society http://www.yorkfamilyhistory.org.uk
Cleveland, North Yorkshire & South Durham Family History Society http:// www.clevelandfhs.org.uk
Doncaster and District Family History Society http://www.doncasterfhs.co.uk
East Yorkshire Family History Society http://www.eyfhs.org.uk
Family History Section Yorkshire Archaeological Society http://www.yorkshireroots.org.uk
Guild of One-Name Studies http://www.one-name.org.uk
Harrogate and District Family History Society http://www.hadfhs.co.uk
Huddersfield and District Family History Society http://www.hdfhs.org.uk
Keighley and District Family History Society http://www.kdfhs.org.uk
The Metcalfe Society http://www.metcalfe.org.uk
Morley Family History Group http://wakefieldfhs.org.uk/morleyfhg
Pontefract and District Family History Society http://www.pontefractfhs.org.uk
Ripon Family History Society http://www.riponhistoricalsociety.org.uk
Rotherham Family History Society http://www.rotherhamfhs.co.uk
Ryedale Family History Group http://www.ryedalefamilyhistory.org
Selby and District Family History Society http://www.selbydistrictfamilyhistory.btck.co.uk
Sheffield Family History Society http://www.sheffieldfhs.org.uk
Wakefield and District Family History Society http://www.wdfhs.co.uk
Wharfedale Family History Society http://www.wharfedalefhg.org.uk
The Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies represents the above societies
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For further information, please contact Ian Taylor by email.  
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Thank you to everyone to helped, supported or sponsored our stand at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, at Olympia, London, in February 2013. We had a very successful weekend and helped a great many people to make progress with their Yorkshire family research. For further details, please email Chris  
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