Wakefield & District Family History Society was formed in 1997 in order to advance public education in Family History and Genealogy for the benefit of anyone living in Wakefield Metropolitan District or with interests or family in the former West Riding of Yorkshire.
Wakefield Parish Map
Our activities and member benefits include:

  • Meetings – We organise monthly meetings with speakers on a variety of topics, training courses and visits to places of interest to family historians.
  • Quarterly Journal – “The Wakefield Kinsman”, sent to all members, and available to read or download in the Members Area.
  • Publications – We 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. They can be purchased postally or through the Parish Chest website.

There are additional resources (Members Interests, Search & Print Service, Distance Search, Tithes & Awards Downloads, Kinsman Archive and Society document downloads) available for members. For full details go to the Members’ Area of this website.

There is also a Facebook Group for the Family History Society