keighley Library C.1900Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of the calendar month (excluding Bank Holidays in which case the meeting is held on the second Monday).  We meet at 7pm there is time for members to look at the Society Reference Library and our Publications etc before the speaker begins at 7.30pm. They  speak for about an hour with time for questions, the meeting ends at 9pm.

Our venue is the newly refurbished Local Studies Library (former Reference Library) at the Keighley Public Library which is located in North Street, Keighley (Phone 01535 618215). View the online street map for directions.

Visitors are most welcome to attend, we look forward to seeing you there.


  • Members £1.00,
  • Non members £2.50

In addition to the regular themed meetings, the Society is involved in or supports a number of activities which promote the Society and their interest in researching family history. Your support or attendance at these events will be welcomed.

Speakers / Topics for 2018




January 8

Sylvia Valentine

Using Vaccination records

February 5

Kevin Seaton

Rare Post card Scenes of Keighley

March 5


AG M + Talk **Murder in the Victorian Family

April 9

Jane Robinson

In the Family Way, Illegitamacy –WW1 To Swinging 60’s

May 14

Harold Hoggarth

Carnforth to Clitheroe A Journey in Time

June 4

David Boulton

Quaker Origins In the North

September 3

Jackie Depelle

Ideas for researchingNon Conformist Ancestors

October 1

Stan Merridew

Beyond the Obvious Less Unusual Sources Of Research

November 5

Phil Judkins

More Deadlier ThanThe Male (unusual roles performed by women)

December 3

Anna Watson

Wives, Widows & Spinsters ~ Women did Make Wills



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