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Research guides

Our guides are intended to help researchers discover and interpret the archives in our care. They offer detailed overviews to assist with academic and genealogical research across a varied range of deposits.

Sources for equality

Examples of how our collections can be used to trace sources in the areas of disability, women's,  race, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history:

Guides for Church Records

If your research centres on the use of Church records these guides offer introductions to records that we hold not covered by the genealogy-related guides:

Guides for Health Archives

This guide offers an introduction to the accessing and content of the archives of the York Hospitals NHS Trust. We are hoping to update this guide in the future and provide more information on our Health Archives. More details about our Health Archives can be found on the Our Holdings section of the website.

Black and white head and shoulders photograph of three soldiers in army berets, Second World War.

Military Records

If you are interested in researching your military ancestors, or in the history of particular conflicts, our Military Records Guide includes a number of collections which may be of interest to you. The guide also includes information on archives we hold containing creative responses to conflicts, such as plays and films.