Yorkshire Parish Records

These Yorkshire parish records, including baptisms, marriages and burials, will help you trace your ancestors back to the 1500s. Many records are free.

There are over 20 million records in this collection, which include Bishop’s transcripts; abbreviated copies of the parish records sent to the Diocesan bishop several times a year. They can be an invaluable source of genealogical information when the original record has not survived.

  • FreeReg
    Search parish registers for Yorkshire.
  • Yorkshire Banns
    Over 625,000 records of people who declared their intention to marry. Details include the parish, names and marital status.
  • Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions
    Search to see if your ancestor was buried in Yorkshire. These 300,000+ records are from different family history societies around the county.

Many of the following records are from parish register books which were printed in the early 1900s. The books are now available to view and search online. You can browse the pages of the books or search for names from within your browser.