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About North Yorkshire County Council

North Yorkshire County Record Office provides an archive service for the whole of North Yorkshire, England’s largest county.

Its collections comprise millions of documents dating from the twelfth century to the present day which chronicle the lives of North Yorkshire’s people and their changing cultures over the past 800 years. Supplementing the ‘traditional’ archive is a growing body of community and digital archive material, as well as a rich and wide-ranging printed local studies collection.

The archives are housed on over five miles of shelving in a purpose converted building in Northallerton which welcomes over 4,000 visitors a year.

Find out more about North Yorkshire County Record Office, including opening times, services and online catalogue.

Free access to the North Yorkshire parish records on findmypast.co.uk is available at North Yorkshire County Record Office and all public libraries in North Yorkshire.

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