Yorkshire folk have been centre stage throughout history. They're Yorkshire's pride and joy bringing joy to millions and changing the course of history. Yorkshire has raised daring explorers, talented writers, great political leaders and wonderfully endearing entertainers. From many different walks of life, all have one thing in common - their names will go down in history.
James Herriot is one of those rare breed of outsiders adopted by the folks of Yorkshire as "one of their own". In his own way, he adopted Yorkshire as his home and there grew up an incredibly warm mutual respect. Thanks to the wonderful books he wrote about his life here, the world has come to know and love the rural scenes and ways of life of mid twentieth century Yorkshire.
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In the past, Yorkshire men and women have always travelled to far distant lands across the globe. Perhaps seeking a new life, perhaps transported for committing some minor misdemeanor. So it comes as no surprise to find their descendants all over the world want to learn about them. To find out how to trace your family's past in Yorkshire click here to visit the
Yorkshire Ancestors page.
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