Family History Societies - Yorkshire West Riding (A-K)

This section lists county associations of West Yorkshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Barnsley FHS:

Address:

Mr Robert Jackson
33 Rebecca Row
Barnsley
S70 1ND

E-Mail:

secretary@barnsleyfhs.co.uk

Information:

Barnsley Family History Society aims to assist people with their genealogical research, especially in the Barnsley area.

Website:
http://www.barnsleyfhs.co.uk


Bradford FHS:

Address:

Sue Steel
9a Grove Avenue
Shipley
Bradford
BD18 3BG

E-Mail:

secretary@bradfordfhs.org.uk

Information:

Bradford Family History Society was formed in 1982 and aims to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.  

They now have approximately 1000 members worldwide in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, North America and Europe.  Members do not all have connections to the Bradford area, but they all share an interest in genealogy.

The association does not cover the same area as Bradford Metropolitan District. Bingley, Haworth and Keighley are covered by Keighley Genealogy Society and Addingham, Baildon, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley and Menston are covered by Wharfedale FHG.

The group covers the townships and hamlets of:

  • Adwalton
  • Allerton
  • Bierley
  • Bolton
  • Bolton Woods
  • Bowling
  • Bradford Moor
  • Buttershaw
  • Calverley
  • Clayton
  • Cleckheaton
  • Cullingworth Gate
  • Denholme
  • Drighlington
  • Dudley Hill
  • East Bierley
  • East Bowling
  • Eccleshill
  • Fagley
  • Farsley
  • Frizinghall
  • Fulneck
  • Great Horton
  • Greengates
  • Heaton
  • Hewenden
  • Horton
  • Hunsworth
  • Idle
  • Laisterdyke
  • Lidget Green
  • Little Horton
  • Low Moor
  • Manningham
  • Nab Wood
  • North Bierley
  • Oakenshaw
  • Odsal
  • Pudsey
  • Queensbury
  • Saltaire
  • Scholes
  • Shipley
  • Thornbury
  • Thornton
  • Toftshaw
  • Tong
  • Troydale
  • Tyersal
  • Undercliffe
  • West Bowling
  • Wibsey
  • Wilsden
  • Windhill
  • Wrose
  • Wyke

Website:

http://www.bradfordfhs.org.uk


Calderdale FHS:

Address:

Mr Clifford Drake
22 Well Grove
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 2LT

E-Mail:

chairman@cfhsweb.com

Information:

Calderdale Family History Society was founded in 1985 and has members all over the World. Their aim is to support and encourage genealogical research, especially in the Calderdale area. Located in the foothills of the Pennines in West Yorkshire, Calderdale covers 140 square miles.

Website:
http://www.cfhsweb.com/web/


Doncaster and District FHS:

Address:

Mrs Marion Baxter
DADFHS
38 Tudor Road
Intake

Doncaster
DN2 6EN

E-Mail:

honsecretary@doncasterfhs.co.uk

Information:

Founded in 1980, Doncaster Family History Society has around 970 members Worldwide.

For details of parishes covered by the group, please peruse their map of parishes covered.

Website:
http://www.doncasterfhs.co.uk


Harrogate and District FHS:

Address:

Mrs Christine Wealleans
c/o HADFHS
16 Swinborne Close
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 3LX

E-Mail:

info@hadfhs.co.uk

Information:

Harrogate Family History Society was formed in 2006.  Their aim is to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.

Website:
http://www.hadfhs.co.uk


Huddersfield and District FHS:

Address:

The Root Cellar
35 Greens End Road 
Meltham
Huddersfield
West Riding of Yorkshire
HD9 5NW

E-Mail:

secretary@hdfhs.org.uk

Information:

Formed in 1987, Huddersfield Family History Society aims to encourage and promote mutual help between people that are interested in genealogy.

The group covers the Metropolitan District of Kirklees which comprises:

  • Batley
  • Colne Valley
  • Denby Dale
  • Dewsbury
  • Holne Valley
  • Huddersfield
  • Kirkburton
  • Meltham
  • Mirfield
  • Spen Valley

The area covers 160 square miles and includes the ancient parishes of:

  • Almondbury
  • Batley
  • Birstall
  • Dewsbury
  • Emley
  • Hartshead
  • Huddersfield
  • Kirkburton
  • Kirkheaton
  • Mirfield
  • Thornhill

Website:
http://www.hdfhs.org.uk


Keighley and District FHS:

Address:

Mrs S Daynes
c/o KADFHS
2 The Hallows
Shann Park
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD20 6HY

E-Mail:

suedaynes@hotmail.co.uk

Information:

Keighley Family History Society was founded in 1986 by people who were interested in researching genealogy.

The group originally focused on Keighley, but there was so much interest from people in nearby districts that the association grew in size and now covers a sizeable area of Yorkshire, especially North Yorkshire.

A number of parishes are covered by the group:

  • Bentham
  • Bingley
  • Broughton
  • Carleton
  • Clapham
  • Gargrave
  • Giggleswick
  • Haworth
  • Ingleton
  • Keighley
  • Kildwick
  • Kirkby Malham
  • Long Preston
  • Marton
  • Silsden
  • Skipton
  • Slaidburn
  • Thornton
  • Tosside

To find out more about the location of these parishes, please peruse the map showing the area covered by the association.

Website:
http://www.kdfhs.org.uk