Howdenshire History

Local Archive Research in Yorkshire

We are ideally placed to visit the local archives at Goole, Beverley, Hull and Doncaster and the Borthwick Institute at York on your behalf. These specific local record collections can often provide much additional material relating to families in the Goole/Howden and wider Yorkshire area.

We can obtain copies of most of the documents described below - from microfilm where appropriate, otherwise as digital photographs.

We undertake local archive research on an hourly basis and ask for a minimum of 2 hours' work. Our hourly rate is £20.00. Please contact us to discuss your research requirements.

Below are descriptions of some of the most useful local resources we can search for you.


East Riding Archives at the Treasure House, Beverley

This building houses the archives for East Yorkshire and is a mine of useful information for the family historian. Some of the most important resources include:

We frequently visit these archives and can often find details of ancestors in the more unusual sources.


Hull City Archives

These archives have recently re-opened in a new, purpose-built centre after amalgamating various local collections. The collection here includes:

From the Leeds Mercury newspaper of 1858



The Borthwick Institute, York

This archive provides another wonderful resource for the local and family historian, including


Goole Library

If your ancestors lived in the Goole, Marshand, Snaith and Howden areas then we are in an excellent position to help you. Goole Library houses a fine collection of records, which we have been using for many years. Please enquire for more detail, but particularly useful are the following:

NB. Sadly, no admission records remain for the Goole Union Workhouse. This workhouse, on Boothferry Road, Goole, was often given as 'No. 65, Boothferry Road' as an address on birth/death certificates.

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