Postal search Services




Please note: cheques should be made payable to FAMILY HISTORY SECTION - YAS

G.R.O. Search Service

The Family History Section has access to microfiche copies of the G.R.O. Indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths for the years 1837 - 1930.

A 5 year search for a cost of £3.00 per surname which includes a print-out from the indexes of up to two A4 sheets. Further pages will be charged at 25p per page.

Please note that the fiche contain only the indexes and not the actual registers and cover England and Wales. We will try to provide you with the correct information to enable you to obtain a certificate by post from the General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2X.

All enquiries to: GRO Index Search, YAS, Family History Section, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ

National Probate Calendars 1858 - 1943

We need the surname, Christian name, date of death and place if known of the ancestor for whom you are trying to find a will. A 5 year search from the date of death will be made for £3.00 per surname including 2 A4 printouts of the entry, if successful. Additional sheets will be charged at 25p each. The amount of information given in the Calendars does vary according to date, but includes, where probate was granted, the names of the executors, and the total amount of the effects.

We must point out that we are unable to provide any copies of wills, these are available from Leeds District Probate Registry, York House, 31 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2BA

All enquiries to: National Probate Search, YAS, Family History Section, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ

Leeds Parish Church Register Index

 The period covered is 1770 - 1837. Earlier periods can be looked up in the Thoresby Society publications if month and year are known.

Enquiries, with S.A.E. please, to Leeds Parish Church Registers at Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds  LS2 9NZ.

Index to Grave & Burial Registers of Beckett Street Cemetery

There is an initial charge of £3.00 for a ten year search for any one individual. The periods to be searched are: 1845-1854, 1855-1864, 1865-1874, 1875-1884, 1885-1894, 1895-1904, 1905-1914 and finally 1915-1992.

Enquiries to Beckett St. Searches, YAS, Family History Section, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ

Printout Service

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 version for England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales

1881 Census Index

All counties in England & Wales

To order, please state clearly the county, surname(s) and any variants, with forenames, if applicable. Enclose a cheque for £3.00 per county, payable to Family History Section, YAS, together with sae or overseas “IRCs”. The payment covers a search fee for the county and up to two frames of names from one index on A4 sheets. You will be sent an estimate for any further copies, which will be charged at 25p per sheet. All enquiries to:- YAS, Family History Section, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Rd, Leeds LS2 9NZ  

Link Scheme

If you need information from a Library or Record Office and are unable to go there yourself, get in touch with the Link Scheme.

We have volunteer members in Yorkshire and most other counties who will undertake this task for you, but we must stress they cannot do blanket research.

Please write to Link Scheme, YAS, Family History Section, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ enclosing your request and a S.A.E.

You will be sent the name and address of a volunteer who will visit the Library or Record Centre on your behalf. All expenses are subject to an agreement between yourself and the volunteer. Please note this service is only available to members of the Section.

Memorial Inscriptions - St Marks church, Woodhouse, Leeds

This covers the period 1831 to 1971. Detailed MIs are available for many graves. The cost is £3.00 for each surname. Enquiries with SAE to: MIs for St. Mark's Church Woodhouse, c/o Family History Section YAS, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9NZ, England.