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”.
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.
This meeting has been cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Further meetings are also likely to be cancelled until further notice.
All Wakefield library members can get free access to Ancestry.com and Findmypast.
- Click on the link to go to the Wakefield Libraries website.
- Log in with your library card and pin number or join the library.
- Once logged in click on this link – on Digital library -‘ .’
- On the screen, you will find a link to Ancestry and further instructions on how to access Findmypast.