News Release

North Yorkshire Family History Day

A day of discovering family and local heritage was organised by North Yorkshire County Records Office, held at the Pavilions of Harrogate, which proved to be a great success.

The Harrogate Family History Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had a stand run by local expert volunteers David Purser, Geoff English and Barry Fisher. They were also supported by Elder and Sister Smith; a senior couple serving for two years as family history missionaries in the England Leeds Mission of the Church. Welcome support was also offered by six full time missionaries from Harrogate, who gave two-hour shifts and enjoyed talking to visitors and passers-by who wanted to know more about finding their ancestors.

‘Getting started’ guides and other handy resources were provided free of charge by Brian McKechnie of ‘FamilySearch’ and were very popular.

In all, 65 members of the public sat in at various times, asking for information and guidance to solve family history problems.

Free help with Family History can be found at Harrogate Family History Centre, 10 Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SA. 

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