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.
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:
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:
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.
If you are researching your family history, or you are using documents such as parish registers, probate records, or marriage bonds, you may find some useful information in the following guides:
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.