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”.
4th November' Life in a Victorian Workhouse' a talk by Ian Dewhirst. Using unique and unusual source material, the ever popular Ian talks about the occupants of the Keighley Workhouse.His passion for talking and writing has earned him a Doctorate, an MBE and even a local train bearing his name.
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
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