Family History Societies - Yorkshire West Riding (L-Z)

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

Morley FHG:

Address:

Jeff Chambers
c/o MADFHG
Garden House
2 Garden House Lane
Tingley
Wakefield
WF3 1NW

E-Mail:

jeff.morleyfhg@btinternet.com

Information:

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. 

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


Pontefract and District FHS:

Address:

Mr Eric A Jackson
c/o PADFHS
4 Larks Hill
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 4NE

E-Mail:

secretary@pontefractfhs.org.uk

Information:

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:

  • Ackworth
  • Badsworth
  • Birkin
  • Brayton
  • Brotherton
  • Castleford
  • Darrington
  • Featherstone
  • Felkirk
  • Ferry Fryston
  • Hemsworth
  • Kellington
  • Kippax
  • Kirk Smeaton
  • Ledsham
  • Methley
  • Monk Fryston
  • Normanton
  • Sherburn in Elmet
  • South Kirkby
  • Womersley
  • Wragby
  • are covered by the association, including the villages and towns within them.

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


    Ripon Historical Society:

    Address:

    Mrs Mary Moseley
    c/o Ripon Historical Society
    42 Knox Avenue
    Harrogate
    North Yorkshire
    HG1 3JB

    Information:

    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:

    • Adlborough
    • Aldfield
    • Alne
    • Askrigg
    • Aysgarth
    • Bishop Monkton
    • Bishop Thornton
    • Boroughbridge
    • Brafferton
    • Bridge Hewick
    • Burton Leonard
    • Castle Bolton
    • Copt Hewick
    • Coverham
    • Cundall
    • Dacre
    • Darley
    • East Witton
    • Glasshouses
    • Greenhow
    • Grewelthorpe
    • Hampsthwaite
    • Hartwith
    • Haverah Park
    • Hawes
    • Helperby
    • Hutton Conyers
    • Kirby Hill

    Parishes covered by the association also incorporate:

    • Kirby Malzeard
    • Kirklington
    • Lofthouse
    • Lunds With Hardraw
    • Markington
    • Masham
    • Mickley
    • Middleham
    • Middlesmoor
    • Myton On Swale
    • North Stainley
    • Pateley Bridge
    • Redmire
    • Ripley
    • Ripon
    • Sawley
    • Sharow
    • Skelton On Ure
    • South Stainley
    • Stalling Busk
    • Summerbridge
    • Thornthwaite
    • Topcliffe
    • Wath
    • Well
    • West Tanfield
    • West Witton
    • Wilsill
    • Winksley
    • Wormald Green

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


    Rotherham FHS:

    Address:

    Brian Allott
    c/o Rotherham FHS
    36 Warren Hill
    Rotherham
    South Yorkshire
    S61 3SX

    E-Mail:

    brian_allott@msn.com

    Information:

    Founded in 1983, the Society now has over 300 members Worldwide.

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


    Sheffield and District FHS:

    Address:

    Anne McQueen
    12 Birchitt Road
    Bradway
    Sheffield
    S17 4QP

    E-Mail:

    secretary@sheffieldfhs.org.uk

    Information:

    The Society was founded in 1977 and aims to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, especially in the Sheffield area.

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


    Wakefield and District FHS:

    Address:

    Ronald Pullan
    c/o WADFHS
    32 Blenheim Road
    Wakefield
    WF1 3JZ

    E-Mail:

    secretary@wdfhs.co.uk

    Information:

    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.

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


    Wharfedale Family History Group:

    Address (Membership Secretary):

    Mr Stanley Merridew
    206 Moseleywood Gardens
    Leeds
    LS16 7JE

    E-Mail:

    president@wharfedalefhg.org.uk

    Information:

    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.

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