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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.
Old Blandford Church

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. The ten year anniversary date is 2012, but the YNGHA biennial conference year is 2021 – hence, we will trek to Petersburg and Old Blandford October 14 – 17, 2021. As details about the conference become available, they will be annunced in the Yarbrough Family Quarterly, and the YNGHA FacebookŪ Group and this site.

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 Photo Album...

Here's a sampling of various snapshots of Yarbrough places and/or activities. There is a continuing need for additional pictures; just attach them to a email to the YNGHA. The preferred size is 5" x 8" in JPG, PNG or BMP format. While the right to edit is reserved, full attribution will be given to the submitter(s). It is preferred that a release form accompany any submittals.

Olr Richard's Grave Markers Old Blandford Yarbrough Oak Crests Heslington HallHeslington Hall Snaith Hall Yarborough Hotel, Huntsvile Yarborough Hotel, UK Lincoln Cathedral Yarborough Obelisk Yarborough Knife

Visit Our FaceBook Page

Take time to visit the YNGHA Group on Facebook® . Meet cousins and exchange ancestral information.There is generally something of interest posted daily. 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.

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Page last updated February 15, 2025.
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