Message from City of York and District Family History Society re burial records, received 19.3 2011:
“I chair the City of York & District Family History Society. Slingsby is within the Diocese of York and therefore in the area covered by York & District Family History Society. Our society is the only one to have recorded Slingsby Church & Churchyard Burials. This information, with photographs of Gravestones, is available from our web-site http://www.yorkfamilyhistory.org.uk The CD is priced at £6.50.
There is also a CD priced £11 which covers all Parishes in the North Riding within the Archdeaconry of York. This CD gives a complete transcript of Burials 1780-1812.
I have looked at your village website and noted that the Slingsby Local History Event has been very successful in raising over £700. Many people, as demonstrated by your Local History Event, are interested not only in the history of the village but also in the inhabitants, past and present.
It is likely that many people are not aware of the recording of Burials at Slingsby. Family history researchers will often “Google” Towns & Villages to seek information that will help with their family research. Information on your website informing local residents and visitors that there is recorded information regarding Burials at Slingsby will, I feel, be extremely helpful.
Please contact me if you require further information.
The City of York & District Family History Society“