Latest news about our archives…

Following the news a couple of days ago about our archives becoming available in the Brotherton Special Collections, we hear that the new Walker material – the items bought at auction in early February – is now being catalogued and will be added soon.

Here, to whet the appetite, is one of the Walker images, of Rocking Stone Moor.

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York archbishops’ registers online

More than 20,000 images of registers produced by archbishops of York, 1225-1650, with a growing searchable index of names, subjects, places and organisations, are now available free online. They are an excellent and underused resource for Yorkshire and other parts of the Northern Province. See here.


Collection guide to our archives

For guides to the YAS archives now becoming available in Brotherton Library Special Collections see here.

The full listings show when you click on the top right button marked ‘In this collection’. At least 24 hours’ notice is needed to view documents, which are accessible from 4 April 2016.


Hands-on archaeology

The South Leeds Archaeology Society is re-launching itself and seeks new members interested in practical projects in south Leeds and elsewhere in West Yorkshire. They also offer talks on a range of related topics.
SLAS is holding an open afternoon on Saturday 23 April from 2 pm, at the Oulton Institute (Quarry Hill, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8SX). Dr Jon Kenny will speak on community archaeology, and group members describe past and current projects. Entry free.
More information on the SLA website.

YAHS archives becoming available

Here’s the latest about access to our archive collection, now deposited with the Brotherton Library. The first of the documents will be available on 4 April 2016. Please note that users will need to give 24 hours advance notice to Special Collections. Finding what you need ahead of a visit should now be simpler as much more of the catalogue is online.

For the detail, see the Special Collections blog here.





On the YAHS conference stall with samples of our publications, and plugging our new online sales arrangements.

Elderly gent: ‘But what about people who don’t use the internet?’

Well, most people these days do, so perhaps a friend can help you out?

EG: ‘Oh, I’ve got email, all right. But what about my friend in his 80s and no computer?’

Maybe you could give him a hand, then?

EG: ‘Well he won’t be needing that as he’s just died’.

Oh dear.