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For the purposes of registering Births and Deaths, Yorkshire was divided into a number of Registrars' Sub-Districts, which could cover anything from part of a large town, up to a group of several dozen rural parishes. The boundaries of these areas have changed frequently over the years since 1837, and as a result many birth and death records have been transferred between different register offices.

This page will be updated each time new records are added to the database, and recent additions will also be indicated on the Updates page.

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Birth Coverage Last updated 12 March 2014

East Riding

DistrictSub-DistrictYears OperativeRegisters AtCodeYears Indexed
Beverley
 Aldbrough1837 onBeverleyALD1837-1909
 Bainton BeverleyBAI 
 Beverley1837 onBeverleyBEV1837-1937
 Bridlington1837 onBeverleyBRI1837-1937
 Bubwith BeverleyBUB 
 Cottingham1905 onBeverleyCOTT1905-1937
 Driffield1837 onBeverleyDRI1837-1937
 East Stamford Bridge BeverleyESB 
 Elloughton BeverleyELL 
 Ferriby1837 onBeverleyFER1838-1936 (some 1937)
 Foston BeverleyFOS 
 Goole1837 onBeverleyGOO1837-1935
 Hedon1837 onBeverleyHED1838-1936 (some 1937)
 Hessle1937 onBeverleyHESS 
 Hessle and Elloughton BeverleyH&E 
 Holme BeverleyHOL 
 Hornsea BeverleyHOR 
 Howden BeverleyHOW 
 Humbleton BeverleyHUM 
 Langtoft1837 onBeverleyLAN1837-1937
 Leven1837 onBeverleyLEV1837-1925
 Lockington1837 onBeverleyLOC1837-1915
 Market Weighton BeverleyMWT 
 Newport BeverleyNWP 
 Patrington1837 onBeverleyPAT1837-1937
 Pocklington1837 onBeverleyPOC1837-1937
 Skipsea BeverleySKP 
 Skirlaugh BeverleySKI1932-1936
 Snaith BeverleySNA 
 South Cave BeverleySHC 
 Swinefleet BeverleySWI 
 Wallington BeverleyWALL 
 Withernsea BeverleyWIT 
Hull
 West Sculcoates1837-1937HullWES1838-1937
 East Sculcoates1837-1937HullEAS1838-1937
 Hessle1837-1937HullHES1838-1937
 Drypool1837-1969HullDRY1838-1951
 Myton1837-1937HullMYT1837-1937
 Humber1837-1937HullHUM1838-1937
 Southcoates1905-1937HullSOC1906-1937
 Newington1937-1969HullNEW1937-1951
 University1937-1969HullUNI1937-1950 & part of 1951
 Paragon1937-1969HullPAR1937-1950 & part of 1951
 Albert1937-1969HullALB1937-1950
 Cottingham1838-1906HullCOT1838-1906
 Sutton1837-1905HullSUT1837-1905
 St.Mary's1837-1896HullSTMY1837-1896
Malton
Scarborough
Selby

North Riding

DistrictSub-DistrictYears OperativeRegisters AtCodeYears Indexed
Askrigg
Aysgarth
Bedale
Darlington
Easingwold
Great Ouseburn
Guisborough
Helmsley
Leyburn
Malton
Middlesbrough
Northallerton
Pickering
Reeth
Richmond
Ripon
Scarborough
Stockton
Stokesley
Teesdale
Thirsk
Whitby

West Riding

DistrictSub-DistrictYears OperativeRegisters AtCodeYears Indexed
Barnsley
Bradford
 Addingham1837-1946BradfordADD1837-1905
 Bingley1837-1973BradfordBING1837-1905
 Bradford Central1909-1925BradfordBFDC 
 Bradford East1837-1909BradfordBFDE1837-1905
 Bradford North1939-1951BradfordBFDN 
 Bradford South1939-1951BradfordBFDS 
 Bradford West1837-1909 & 1939-1951BradfordBFDW1837-1905
 Bowling1837-1938BradfordBOWL1837-1905
 Drighlington1837-1938BradfordDRIG1837-1905
 Horton1837-1938BradfordHORT1837-1905
 Idle1837-1938BradfordIDLE1837-1905
 Little Horton1939-1951BradfordLH 
 Manningham1837-1849 & 1909-1938BradfordMANN 
 North Bierley1837-1938BradfordNB1837-1905
 Shipley1850-1974BradfordSHIP1837-1905
 Thornton1837-1938BradfordTHOR1837-1905
 Wharfedale1952-1974BradfordWHAR 
 Wilsden1837-1928BradfordWILS1837-1905
Burnley
Castleford
Clitheroe
Dewsbury
Doncaster
 Barnburgh1837-1938DoncasterBARN1837-1911
 Campsall1837-DoncasterCAMP1837-1901
 Doncaster1837-1974DoncasterDON1837-1934
 Thorne1837-DoncasterTHORNE1837-1900
 Tickhill1837-1938DoncasterTI1837-1889
Ecclesall Bierlow
Ecclesfield
Goole
Great Ouseburn
Halifax
Hemsworth
Huddersfield
Keighley
Kirk Deighton
Knaresborough
Leeds
 Aberford1837-1905LeedsABER1837-1919
 Ardsley1837-1905LeedsARDS1837-1919
 Baildon1837-1905LeedsBAIL1837-1870
 Blenheim1837-1905LeedsBLEN1837-1861
 Bramham1862-1969LeedsBRAMH1862-1869
 Bramley1863-1925LeedsBRAM1863-1919
 Boston Spa1869-1899LeedsBSPA1869-1899
 Calverley1837-1946LeedsCALV1837-1919
 Chapletown1837-1919LeedsCHAP1837-1919
 Fewston1837-1912LeedsFEWS1837-1912
 Garforth1947-1974LeedsGARF 
 Gilderstone1863-1946LeedsGILD1863-1919
 Harewood1837-1869LeedsHARE1837-1869
 Holbeck1837-1925LeedsHOLB1837-1919
 Horsforth1861-1946LeedsHORS1861-1919
 Hunslet1837-1939LeedsHUNS1837-1919
 Ilkley1893-1946LeedsILKL1893-1919
 Kippax1837-1869LeedsKIPP1837-1869
 Kirkstall1837-1924LeedsKIRK1837-1919
 Leeds North1837-1968LeedsNORT1837-1919
 Leeds North East1910-1924LeedsNE1910-1919
 Leeds South East1837-1924LeedsSE1837-1919
 Leeds West1837-1968LeedsWEST1837-1919
 Morley1837-PresentLeedsMORL1837-1890
 Otley1837-PresentLeedsOTLE1837-1919
 Oulton1837-1869LeedsOULT1837-1869
 Pudsey1837-PresentLeedsPUDS1837-1919
 Rothwell1837-PresentLeedsROTH1837-1919
 Templenewsam1907-1939LeedsTEMP1907-1919
 Wetherby1837-PresentLeedsWETH1837-1919
 Whitkirk1837-1907LeedsWHIT1837-1907
 Wortley1837-1925LeedsWORT1837-1919
 Yeadon1837-1946LeedsYEAD1837-1919
Pateley Bridge
Pontefract
Ripon
Rotherham
Saddleworth
 Delph1837-1930OldhamDEL1837-1906
 Saddleworth1904-OldhamSADD1904-1974
 Springhead1904-OldhamSP1904-1950
 Upper Mill1837-1930OldhamUPP1837-1904
Selby
Settle
Sedbergh
Sheffield
Skipton
Thorne
Todmorden
Wakefield
 Horbury1842-1947WakefieldHOR1842-1938
 Lower Agbrigg / Horbury1938-WakefieldLO-AG-HOR1938-1946
 Lower Agbrigg / Sandal1938-1946WakefieldLO-AG-SAN1938-1946
 Sandal1837-1938WakefieldSAN1837-1938
 Stanley1837-WakefieldSTA1837-1919
 Wakefield1837-WakefieldWFD1837-1951
Wharfedale
Worksop
York
 Acomb1837-1938YorkACO1918-1938
 Bishopthorpe1904-1938YorkBIS1904-1938
 Bootham1837-1904YorkBOO1837-1904
 Derwent1937-1974YorkDER1937-1973
 Dunnington1837-1919YorkDUN1837-1919
 Escrick1837-1937HarrogateESC1923-1937
 Flaxton1837-1972YorkFLA1837-1972
 Micklegate1837-1904YorkMIC1837-1904
 Poppleton1854-1918YorkPOP1854-1918
 Skelton1837-1916YorkSKE1837-1916
 Tadcaster1929-1936HarrogateTAD1929-1936
 Walmgate1837-1904YorkWAL1837-1904
 York East1904-1964YorkYKE1904-1964
 York West1904-1964YorkYKW1904-1964
 York1964 onwardsYorkYK1965-2010