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 2017

Date Speaker Subject

Jan 9th 

Ian Dewhirst  The Great War on the Home Front

Feb 6th

Edgar Holroyd - Doveton The English Woollen Industry 1500 - 1750

Mar 6th

  Annual General Meeting ~ Tips & Problem Solving

April 3rd

David Scrimgeour Early Asylum Life.  Life in the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield.
May 8th Kirsty Gray Searching Surnames; Challenges, Pitfalls & Downright Ridiculous.

June 5

Graham Mitchell Why Stanbury never got a station and other railway politics.


  Evening Meal

Sept 4th

Graham Hall The Golden Age of Postcards

October 2

Patricia Atkinson The Murgatroyds of East Riddlesden Hall

Nov 6th

Mary Twentyman Off At A Tangent

Dec 4th

Susan Hart The Ferrands and St Ives
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