Founded in 1980 the group is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. In 2019 Wharfedale FHG merged with the Keighley and District FHS.
If your roots are in the Airedale and Wharfedale area or further afield you will find help and encouragement in this fascinating hobby by joining the Airedale and Wharfedale Family History Society.


Event Cancellations

Please note, that all events for March and April 2020 have been put on hold due to the COVID19 outbreak.

If you were planning to attend any AWFHS events, please check the current status of the event this Website to see whether it is still going ahead.

Addingham Memorial Hall – History Day Saturday 26th September 2020 – Cancelled

  • 09:30 Doors Open
  • 10:15 Family History (Past and Present) Speakers Stanley Merridew & Stephen Miller
  • 11:30 Where There’s a Will there’s a Relative Speaker: Sue McGeever
  • 12:30 Lunch (Bring your own pack lunch)
  • 14:00 Folk Magic. Speaker Peter Watson

June 2020 Journal Release

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A number of errors have been found reported in the December 2019 AWFHS Journal. These Include:

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Membership from only £10 per annum gives you complete access to many tools including:-

  • The Craven Muster Roll for 1803, which is an alternative early census for head of household.
  • Bygone Days – A huge selection of old photographs from across our area on a variety of topics.
  • Members Interests – Giving you the opportunity to connect with others tracing the same families.
  • Exchange Journals from other societies.
  • Forum – where you can post your queries, brick walls etc.

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