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The Wakefield & District Family History Society was formed in 1997 by a small group of people in order to further their interest in family history. We have since grown to a membership of around 500 from around the world.
The objective of the Society is to advance public education in Family History and Genealogy for the benefit of anyone living in the area of the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council or with interests or family in that area.
To fulfil this aim we organise regular monthly meetings with speakers on a variety of topics, training courses and visits to places of interest to family historians. All members receive a quarterly journal, “The Wakefield Kinsman”.
Next Meeting
Oct.7th Gaynor Haliday will talk on' My Mormon Pioneer: Wilsden to Salt Lake City.'John Croft from Bingley became in 1838 a leading Mormon pioneer. He travelled from New York with a pregnant wife, by foot, to Salt Lake City. Gaynor will describe all this and and John's part in the establishment of a settlement and his involvement in the building of the Pacific Railroad
We also transcribe and publish a wide range of records from parishes, censuses, trade directories, newspapers and other sources which provide invaluable information for those researching their family. Click here to view a map of the area covered.

Wakefield & District Family History Society is a registered charity. Registered Charity no. 1104393