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

This section lists county associations of Yorkshire - West Riding 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:

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

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Barnsley FHS Ancestral File
  • Barnsley FHS: Complete Guide to its Family and Local History Resources
  • Barnsley Place Names
  • Barnsley Town Maps
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates donated to the Society (Members Only)
  • Census Indexes
  • Darfield Rate Book 1st August 1843 to 4th November 1846
  • Local History Books
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Moving Living Stories of Barnsley Families
  • Nonconformist Register Transcriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Reminiscences of Henry Spooner: Period covering 1910-1940
  • Silkstone Parish - Hearth Tax Return 1672

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:

The 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

They also cover the following areas now in Leeds Metropolitan District:

  • Calverley
  • Drighlington
  • Farsley
  • Pudsey

The following areas in Kirklees Metropolitan District are also covered by the Society:

  • Cleckheaton
  • Hunsworth

Many resources are available in the Bradford Local Studies Library and West Yorkshire Archives Services.

Some databases are accessible, which include:

  • Bradford Cathedral - Monuments and Memorials within the Building
  • Heaton Baptist Highgate Cemetery, Bradford: Supplement: Early Graves
  • Jones Mercantile Bradford Directory 1863
  • Kelly's Bradford Directory 1881, 1901
  • Post Office Bradford Directory 1887-8, 1891
  • White Directory for Bradford 1861
  • Wilsden St Matthew's Parish Church: Burial Ground Amendments

Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Bradford: Allerton, Manningham and Thornton Methodist Memorials, Burial Registers and Monumental Inscriptions
  • Denholme Shared Church
  • Great Horton Methodist Circuit, Bradford: Burial Records and Memorial Inscriptions from 5 Churches
  • Heaton Baptist Highgate Cemtery
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Queensbury Municipal Cemetery, Bradford: Transcriptions of Monumental and Memorial Inscriptions 1905-2014
  • Roman Catholic Churches in Central Bradford
  • Undercliffe St Andrew's (Wesleyan) Methodist Church: Transcriptions of Memorials, Monuments and Book of Remembrance

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


Calderdale Family History Society:

Address:

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

E-Mail:

chairman@cfhsweb.com

Information:

The 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.

Districts covered by the Society include:

  • Bailiff Bridge
  • Barkisland
  • Brighouse
  • Clifton
  • Coley
  • Copley
  • Elland
  • Erringden
  • Fixby
  • Greetland
  • Halifax
  • Hartshead
  • Hebden Bridge
  • Heptonstall
  • Hipperholme-Cum-Brighouse
  • Holmfield
  • Illingworth
  • King Cross
  • Langfield
  • Lightcliffe
  • Lubbenden
  • Midgley
  • Mount Tabor
  • Mytholmroyd
  • Norland
  • Northowram
  • Ovenden
  • Pecket Well
  • Pellon
  • Queensbury
  • Rastrick
  • Ripponden
  • Rishworth
  • Salterhebble
  • Shelf
  • Siddal
  • Skircoat
  • Southowram
  • Sowerby
  • Sowerby Bridge
  • Sowood
  • Soyland
  • Stainland
  • Stansfield
  • Todmorden
  • Triangle
  • Wadsworth
  • Wainstalls
  • Walsden
  • Warley

Numerous resources are accessible in their Research Room, located in:

Brighouse Library
Halifax Road
Brighouse
HD6 2AF

Telephone:

0795 221 1986 (During Opening Hours)

Email:

researchroom@cfhsweb.co.uk


These resources include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Crew Lists and Agreements 1863-1913
  • Digital Map of Old Halifax 1834/5
  • Great War Dead 1914-1919
  • Halifax Courier: BMDs Index 1914-1918
  • Halifax Guardian: BMDs Index 1832-1921
  • Halifax Wills 1515-1544
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Parish Records
  • Strays for Yorkshire - Indexed
  • Surnames researched by Members

6 computers are available in the Centre, which provide access to many websites including the CFHS Website, Ancestry, LDS Family Search and the International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Reference Books and Local History Books are also available.  

A small charge is made to people using the Centre.

Many publications are sold by the Society, which incorporate:

  • Burial Registers
  • Cemetery Registers
  • Census Indexes
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Nonconformist Register Transcriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions

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



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