Ryedale Family History Group

Ryedale Family History Group, HOVINGHAM


Ryedale Family History Group is a locally based organisation, which for over a decade has been helping visitors research and find their ancestors across the country and beyond. Specialising in the Ryedale area with materials and resources which are invaluable to those with an interest in family or local history. Our well equipped Research Room is based at Hovingham Village Hall, and is open on Thursdays 10am to 3pm and is free for members, day membership is available; we have a team of volunteers ready to help you find your ancestors wherever they are! The Research Room has access to the main family history subscription sites and other resources. A quarterly journal is published for members called 'Ryedale Roots'. We hold meetings on the 3rd Wednesday in the month with speakers giving talks on a wide variety of topics, all are welcome and there is no charge, we do ask you to join if you would like to come along regularly.

    Ryedale Family History Group is unable to use the research room at Hovingham at present. We are still able to help people with research online. We are also holding Zoom talks regularly and we have a Zoom ‘Virtual Hovingham’ every Thursday morning between 10am and 12 noon. 

    Please contact me by email: secretary@ryedalefamilyhistory.org if you would like some help with research. Or check our website for news of future Zoom talks.  There is also a list of all our publications on the website.



    This service provides the following Coronavirus services:

  • Social and leisure activities

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Malton
  • Whitby
  • Skipton
  • Knaresborough
  • Ripon
  • Northallerton
  • Selby
  • Scarborough
  • Harrogate
  • Upper Dales

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:


  • 12-16
  • 17-25
  • 25-64

  • Andie
  • Secretary
  • Ryedale Family History Group
    YO62 4LF
  • 01653 628132
  • Email
  • Website

Last updated: 04/11/2020