The City of York & District Family History Society was founded in 1975 in order to further the interest in Family History Research. The Society covers the modern Archdeaconry of York which stretches from Coxwold, Hovingham and Sherburn in Harfordlythe in the North to Ledsham, Birkin, Selby and Drax in the South. As well as from Bramham, Bilton and Sherburn in Elmet in the West to Huggate and Bubwith in the East. The Society’s area overlaps parishes covered in the West by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and in the East by The East Yorkshire Family History Society. This site contains an index to records, held in York Reference Library, of prisoners brought to trial at York Assizes 1785-1851.