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Yorkshire Surname List Submissions
Kindly read the instructions carefully and right through to the end, BEFORE using the form.

The YKS Surnames List

The YKS Surnames List is a free, voluntary service for everyone who is researching their family trees in Yorkshire, and Yorkshire only.  These ARE NOT MY names, so please do not ask me to do lookups or to post queries.  Either contact other researchers directly, submit your own name(s) to this list and/or post your query on one of the genealogy lists for Yorkshire.  You can find directions for these at

 Your submissions are formatted and put on the list by me - they do not automatically appear on the list after you have submitted them.    New submissions and amendments to current entries will appear with the next update of the pages, usually within ten days.  Whenever possible, use the form supplied below to submit your surname(s).  The forms are checked by software, so follow the instructions carefully.  If you don't, your submission may be ignored by the software.

Entering Information on the Form

  1. Submit ONLY ONE SURNAME (and/or respective variations) per form and CLICK on SUBMIT SURNAME ONLY ONCE.
  2. Type the SURNAME only, no forenames,
  3. Enter a date or dates if you have them. If not, leave blank (but you must enter either a date or area, or both).
    1. Use Bef for before
    2. Use Aft for after
    3. Use c. for circa
    4. Indicate centuries thus: 17thC
  4. Enter one or more locations if you have them. If not, leave blank.
    1. Capitalise the names of towns (Sheffield, Bradford, etc.)
    2. Separate the names of towns with a comma (not a dash or other)
  5. Enter a contact name for the researcher - any name you prefer to use, even just a first name will do.
    1. Capitalise your name (John Doe, Mary, etc.)
  6. If you have a website, enter the details. If not, leave blank.

Please do not resubmit names you have already sent.

Changing Your Information
If you want to change the details of your submission with the SURNAME and email address remaining the same, then fill in the form with the same SURNAME and email address and the changed details and submit it.
If you need to change your email address or remove your submissions then I will happy to change the information for you - but please don't forget to include the following details:

  1. Name(s) affected
  2. Your name and email AS IT APPEARS on your original submission.
  3. Your NEW name or email address if this is what you are changing
  4. Any dates, locations and other details you would like me to add or remove.

This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT as it is UP TO YOU to inform me of all changes in your email address.
If your email address bounces, all your submission(s) will be summarily deleted from the list.

Bouncing emails

Sadly, not everyone remembers to tell me when they change email addresses.
If you attempt to contact another researcher and the email bounces,

Please don't forget to send me the researcher's name as well as the bouncing email address.  You may also wish to post a notice to one of the Yorkshire genealogy lists in the hope that he/she will read it and contact you directly.  You can find directions for Yorkshire genealogy lists at:

Thank you for submitting your Surname interest and/or for updating your information. 

  * If clicking on the email link doesn't work, it's because your email program is not set up correctly. You can however get the email address by hovering the mouse pointer over the link and reading it off from the bottom of the page.


Please enter the SURNAME no first names.

Dates [e.g. 1740-1890, or 17thC, or Bef 1600, or Aft 1850]
If you are interested in all dates please leave blank - do not type "all".

Area[s] -[please DO NOT put Yorkshire - only the towns, cities or Ridings]
If you are interested in all areas please leave blank - do not type "all".

Enter your name [Please DO NOT use all capitals]
Your name:

Enter your e-mail address - please check it's correct before submitting

Enter your WEBSITE URL (address), if any.
If you do not have a website please leave blank

Before pressing Submit, please check that Auto Complete hasn't added or changed things.

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