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Welcome!

The Yarbrough National Genealogical & Historical Association (YNGHA) serves as an umbrella organization for the extended Yarbrough and allied families. Our families are primarily located in the United States and the British Isles. There are over a hundred–fifty variant spellings of our name; however we spell our surname, we are all Yarbroughs. The House of Yarborough, one of the oldest in Great Britain, traces its roots back to the mid–ninth century, AD. We've been in the New World since ca 1642, when Old Richard's Grave Markers Richard ("The Immigrant") Yarborough arrived and settled on the Mattaponi River in the Virginia Colony.
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Old Richard and his family prospered, and he is interred at Old Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia. Since then, the family has spread across the southeastern and southwestern states and the far west, with others scattered across the rest of the country.

The YNGHA returns to Petersburg every ten years to pay homage to our ancestor.

We are a not-for-profit organization, created when a group of dedicated family members came together to correct the grave marker of the family's oldest known ancestor. We are the keepers of the heritage and history of our extended families, and this site is configured to share as much as possible with our family members.


From the Conference

As the old saying goes, there"s good news and there"s bad news — the good news is that we had a number of new faces, both new members and visitors. The bad news is that we had fewer than expected, but a good time was had by all. Once again, as the lead–off photograph shows, all the research books (all 164 volumes) were available to everyone, as well as digital copies, including all our past family journals & quarterlies.


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Take time to visit the YNGHA Group Page on Facebook. There's always something of interest on the Yarbrough Group page. It's a great way to pose questions or ask for information about family lineages.



Old Yarbrough Crest

There are other renditions of the Yarbrough crest, as well as a detailed explanation of the heraldry of the crest.



Great Window at Heslington Hall

The Great Window at Heslington Hall, York University, York, UK.
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Page last updated October 8, 2019.
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