Researching your family’s Yorkshire ancestors? Family Quest is a free resource that will put you in touch with other genealogists investigating the same surnames as you.
Yorkshire is the largest county in the United Kingdom. Indeed, it is so big it was split into three – West Riding, North Riding and East Riding. So, there is a pretty good chance your relatives had some connection to Yorkshire, even if you or your parents weren’t born here. Thanks to the county’s long and colourful history, if you do have Yorkshire ancestors, you are sure to uncover some fascinating stories as you delve further into your family history.
The county was at the centre of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, so there is a good possibility a relative of yours would have travelled to Yorkshire to mine coal, spin thread or manufacture steel. Travel further back in time and the county was often at the centre of the action. Yorkshire has played key roles in Viking invasions, the Norman Conquest, the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War. As a result, Yorkshire genealogy can often unearth stories to match those of Who Do You Think You Are?
Family Quest began life in the pages of the Dalesman magazine, where readers who were researching their family tree appealed for help in tracing their ancestors. It proved so popular that is was decided to extend the service onto the Dalesman website. This free online version of the service has been running for several years. In that time it has become an invaluable resource for genealogists and family historians tracing their Yorkshire ancestors.
You can add your family history appeal for free and we will upload your details to our vast collection. If your quest is successful, simply drop us a line and we will removing your posting from the site. It’s as simple as that. Unlike so many other genealogy resources you will find online, Family Quest is 100 per cent free.