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.
Just a reminder that membership renewals are now due. Members Interests must be submitted or confirmed by the 18th March to be included in the revised MI's.
Members, particularly those from overseas, may go on to the Genfair web site and follow the on-line process for payment.
Please assist the Society by paying your renewal as soon as possible.
The speaker for the April Meeting has had to cancel due to health. However we have been successful in getting David Scrimgeour to speak on the subject of "Early Asylum Life." Life in the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield.
You can now find all of our meetings, speakers and topics listed on one page under General Information - Society Meetings.