Welcome to Keighley & District FHS
With a focus on family history in the West Riding of Yorkshire town of Keighley, the Keighley and District Family History Society was created in 1986.
It soon became apparent however that there was significant interest from the outlying districts. Through this interest the Society has expanded to what we have today, covering quite a large area of the County of Yorkshire, especially North Yorkshire. The specific area can be seen in detail by visiting the page 'Area Covered'.
We now have a wide network of members from all around the globe and communicate with them regularly via the Journal, the Internet and the Exchange Journals we receive from other Societies.
Family history remains as the focus of our research, helping members to find out details of their own families.
We are a member of the Federation of Family History Societies, being willing to promote their aims and help and encourage those who share the same interests as we do.
We hope you will find whatever information you require and also take advantage of the friendship we offer. If there is information or particular items you would like to see on this site, please contact the Web Manager.
Have Your Say
We have been informed about possible major cuts to, or even closure of Keighley Library Services and have until January 28th 2018 to comment on the proposals.
As our Society uses the Library for our meetings and for all its Local Studies record collections we request that interested parties send their comments to Bradford Council.
Keighley Library was the first Andrew Carnegie Library to be built in England. It was built in 1904 being partially funded by a £10,000 grant from the Andrew Carnegie foundation in order to further the development and education of the residents of the town. What a shame it would be if this facility was no longer available.
Representations can be lodged online with Bradford Council by clicking here. Then click on the link to “have your say” and fill in the form. It is quite easy to do.
Please note that where it says “Which budget proposals are you concerned about?” then enter: 4E9 LIBRARIES.
The results will be published on 22nd February 2018.