This section lists county associations of West Yorkshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
2 Garden House Lane
Based in West Yorkshire, Morley and District Family History Group was formed in 1986. Their aims are to encourage and promote mutual help between people wishing to research their genealogy.
They also help people to find out more about their ancestors' lives, including what they did and what their lives were like.
To find out about parishes in the Morley area, please peruse their guide to parishes.
Pontefract and District FHS:
Mr Eric A Jackson
4 Larks Hill
Pontefract and District Family History Society covers Pontefract (including the Chapelry of Kottingley) along with the areas of Carleton, East Hardwick and Tanshelf. The ancient parishes of:
are covered by the association, including the villages and towns within them.
Ripon Historical Society:
Mrs Mary Moseley
c/o Ripon Historical Society
42 Knox Avenue
Ripon Historical Society was founded in 1987 and is specifically concerned with the city of Ripon and its surrounding area from South Stainley to Masham and Nidderdale to Skelton-on-Ure. This area is covered by the Ripon Liberty.
Parishes covered by the association include:
Parishes covered by the association also incorporate:
c/o Rotherham FHS
36 Warren Hill
Founded in 1983, the Society now has over 300 members Worldwide.
Sheffield and District FHS:
12 Birchitt Road
The Society was founded in 1977 and aims to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, especially in the Sheffield area.
Wakefield and District FHS:
32 Blenheim Road
Founded in 1997 by people wishing to further their interest in genealogical research, the Society now has approximately 500 members Worldwide.
Their aim is to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, especially for people living in the area of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council or for people who have connections with the area.
Wharfedale Family History Group:
Address (Membership Secretary):
Mr Stanley Merridew
206 Moseleywood Gardens
The group was founded in 1980 and is open to anyone who wishes to trace their genealogy. If you have roots in the Wharfedale area, or further afield, you will find encouragement and help in your research by joining this group.