The Yarbrough National Genealogical & Historical Association (YNGHA) serves as an umbrella organziation 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 Richard ("The Immigrant") Yarborough arrived and settled on the Mattaponi River in the Virginia Colony. 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.
We also solicit family stories and clippings concerning family activities. These might appear to be trivial, but they can help someone else in his/her search for ancestral data. So, send us your story. Don't worry about the grammar and syntax; just send it to the and we will do the rest.
Besides information about the extended Yarbrough and allied families, we have tips for family researchers, as well as information about DNA testing.
We're Going to Little Rock!
The venue hasn't been selected yet, and the date isn't picked, other than late September/early October. There are over 1,400 Yarbrough families (more, if our allied families are included) residing in Arkansas, so we thought it's about time we met in Arkansas.
(Yep, there are still streetcars!)
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If you are planning, or if you know of, a Yarbrough family reunion, let us know. We'll gladly post it here. Also, if a speaker is needed for a reunion or historical society meeting/event, contact us at .
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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.
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There are other renditions of the Yarbrough crest, as well as a detailed explanation of the heraldry of the crest.
The Great Window at Heslington Hall, York University, York, UK.
Old Blandford Church and Cemetery
The oldest known family immigrant, Richard Yarborough (1615 – 1702), was the first to be interred here.
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