is the centre for local history research in York. Our new facility, opened in 2013, contains a wealth of research material for your family history quest or other research into aspects of York's past.
We are located in Ford Street within the York Society's Sandalwood Yards complex at the corner of Avon Terrace. Parking is available. We are currently open by appointment only, Mondays and Tuesdays being the preferred days. Come and meet our team of enthusiastic volunteers who can help you with your research and family history questions. Please email us your research requirements on firstname.lastname@example.org prior to visiting where possible. Phone: (08) 9641 1765 (our office is currently unattended so all communication should be to the archivist via email) Please join our Facebook page "York Families and Footprints" where we share events and interesting snippets that we are working on.
Weekend appointments available with reasonable advance notification.
Fees & Charges
There is a $20 fee per research request. Quotes can be prepared for extensive research is required. There is a 20c per A4 photocopy and 50c per A3 photocopy charge. All monies collected go towards the purchase of research materials pertaining to the York area.
Our resources for research include:
* An extensive range of Reference Books relating to families and the social and cultural history of the York district * Births, Deaths and Marriages * Cemetery Records for the York area * Historical Maps and Plans of York and Districts * Historical Newspapers from the late 1870s to the present, hardcopy and film. : Eastern Districts Chronicle, The York Chronicle etc. *copies of York Shire and Roads board ratebooks
Don't forget to visit the York Residency Museum in Broome Street near to the old York Hospital while you are pursuing your research.