A key resource for Family History researchers, GenUKi, has a really useful information page about Scarborough and you can follow links to other local areas (and anywhere else in the UK!)
Here's a selection of other Scarborough sites:
If you appreciate Scarborough's buildings heritage, have a look at Scarborough Civic Society.
Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre aims to preserve Scarborough’s maritime heritage.
The Yorkshire History Pages have lots about Scarborough and surrounding area.
The history of St. Mary’s Church is inextricable from Scarborough's past.
The East Yorkshire Family History Society holds regular meetings at venues across eastern Yorkshire. In addition the Society runs regular Help Desks and other events at libraries in the area and publishes an extensive range of material of interest to family and local historians.
The York Archaeological Trust runs all the excavations in York and has a wealth of information about the North's greatest historical city.
The Yorkshire Archaeological Society covers the whole county.
The Roman Antiquities Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society have launched a new website
More archaeological finds information can be found in the Portable Antiquities Scheme records for North Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group website has much information about Yorkshire architecture and an excellent page of links.
The Unnetie Project is a searchable online archive of 10,000 digital images showing life in the rural and urban communities of North Yorkshire in the 19th and 20th centuries.back to the top
An interesting site about all of Yorkshire is My Yorkshire - celebrating all that's best in God's Own County
And take a look at another My Yorkshire which helps communities to become digital storytellers in partnership with museums, libraries and archives.
Have a look at "Beside the Seaside -the Bridlington Experience" where you can experience the sights and sounds of the Bridlington of Yesteryear and learn all about the area and its history.
Follow these links to look at some of the best museums in the area:
Down the coast are Filey and Hornsea; inland is Malton, the excellent Beck Isle Museum in Pickering; and the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton le Hole. Further north Whitby has two: the Whitby Museum and Captain Cook Museum.
Here are some possible sources of useful information:
North Yorkshire Libraries;
North Yorkshire County Council Archives Service;
Unnetie Project (photographs of North Yorkshire);
Whitby Archives Heritage Centre;
Yorkshire and Humberside newspapers;
Archives and sources
There are plenty of online information sources for the whole country. Try:
Access To Archives (A2A);
BBC local history;
British History Online;
British Library Newspaper Collections;
Documents Online (useful for Scarborough wills - use the advanced search facility to find them);
Internet Library of Early Journals;
Ordnance Survey (old maps).
Some useful book publishers are:
Victoria County History, "the authentic history of English places and their people, written county by county from original documents". and
Phillimore, "the leading specialist publisher of British local and family history"
Current Archaeology publishes several archaeology magazines.