East Riding


Welcome to the East Riding Archives website. Find out how you can research your family tree, town or house history and more with local records and books.
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Trawling Through Time

A National Lottery Heritage Fund project looking into the shipbuilders of Beverley past.
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Shop for gifts with East Riding Photos

Buy a timeless gift for a loved one or for yourself. Choose your favourite print from the East Riding Archives postcard collection. Pick a size and a choice of frames to get a little piece of local history sent to your door.

Preserving the past

Meet the people, from our volunteers to profesionnal staff, find out about the people who make the archives service. Or take a look at how and why conservation plays an important role in the archives.


Discover your story

Use the East Riding Archives to build your family tree or discover the secrets of your town or village. Follow existing research or find out unsolved mysteries with our helpful research guides.

Using the Archives

Image: Girl on rocking horse circa 1900 (archive ref DDX1319-1-4)

Remembering the riding

Enjoy a look back over local history and reminisce with our huge collection of online photos and videos. Visit the Archives Online page to find out what documents you can access on the go.

Archives Online


Accredited Archive Services is awarded by The National Archives accreditation panel. It ensures the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of the country's archival heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of the delivery of archive service. Achieving accredited status shows that East Riding Archives has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing, the care of its unique collections, and what the service offers to its entire range of users.