This section lists county associations of West Yorkshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Mr Robert Jackson
33 Rebecca Row
Barnsley Family History Society aims to assist people with their genealogical research, especially in the Barnsley area.
9a Grove Avenue
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:
Mr Clifford Drake
22 Well Grove
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:
Doncaster and District FHS:
Mrs Marion Baxter
38 Tudor Road
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.
Harrogate and District FHS:
Mrs Christine Wealleans
16 Swinborne Close
Harrogate Family History Society was formed in 2006. Their aim is to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.
Huddersfield and District FHS:
The Root Cellar
35 Greens End Road
West Riding of Yorkshire
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:
The area covers 160 square miles and includes the ancient parishes of:
Keighley and District FHS:
Mrs S Daynes
2 The Hallows
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:
To find out more about the location of these parishes, please peruse the map showing the area covered by the association.