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Reduced service at Wakefield Deeds Registry

  • Posted On: 4 October 2018

I'm back into the archives, scouting out more 18th-c engineers. Always lifts the spirits, except that year on year the public spending cuts are having a terrible impact on access to record offices. I've just discovered that the deeds registry at Wakefield has cut its hours yet again, now open only on Monday and Tuesday. What's more they will retrieve only 5 deeds per session booked. These new constrictions will be set in place until at least the new year. They apologise - and the staff shortage isn't their fault - but for people travelling any distance to carry out research, it is a massive inconvenience.

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New president of YAHS

Congratulations to David Asquith, elected YAHS president at yesterday's AGM. The president's email address has been changed to yahs.president@gmail.com.

Sunday 14 July 2019


Part-time admin support - we're advertising

YAHS is looking for a self-employed administrator to support our work, part-time, long term. Details via this link.

Saturday 22 June 2019


New Record Series volume published

This new biographical register of 1,704 Franciscan friars, from the 13th century to the Reformation, is edited by Michael Robson and published by YAHS in conjunction with Boydell and Brewer. Further details are available here.

Sunday 16 June 2019


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