A new online website has been set up by England’s North Yorkshire County Council thanks to the rising popularity of local and family history and to TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are?

E-shop customers will be able to buy research packages to help them investigate their family tree, their community etc. The online store is also making hundreds of historic maps, photographs, postcards available to North Yorkshire family history researchers.

Count Chris Metcalfe, executive member for the archive service, told “The Press” a Yorkshire newspaper: “This is a great way to own a piece of North Yorkshire’s history. By launching this site, we’re bringing family and local history to thousands more people. It’s a really exciting project, making our amazing collections and specialist services much more accessible to everybody, wherever they are in the world.”

The website makes a pleasant visual impact and is an interesting place to visit. Click on North Yorkshire County Record Office online shop to view. 

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