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.

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Meeting reminder, tonight (Thursday 19th March) at 7PM the virtual doors open, for the talk to commence at 7:30PM. Dr Penny Walters will be speaking about Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy. Free to register

A huge thanks to Carol Cook, one of our members who has been busy transcribing the parish records of Baildon. We have uploaded her first batch of Baptisms 1621-1695 and will upload the remainder over the forthcoming week. Excellent work Carol!

Members: We have uploaded some more records to the Members Database Including: Silsden United Methodist Chapel Baptisms, Gilstead Wesleyan Methodist and Oxenhope School Records. Thanks to all our transcribers.

Reminder: 7:30PM, Monday 6th March 2023 at Keighley Local Studies Library, Sylvia Valentine will be delivering her talk on "The Absolute Pitts". See for further details. This talk is not on Zoom.

Tonight's meeting reminder (16th Feb 2023) 'My Average Ancestor', Speaker: Ian Waller.
Doors open at 7PM for talk to commence at 7:30.
It's not too later to register for this free talk:

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#OnThisDay 1914 2 passenger trains collided at #Reading station, killing 1 worker & injuring 2 others, along with 6 passengers.

Find out what happened & hear from the family of 1 of the injured staff in this blog post:

Next Online Members’ Meeting
Date: 26 May 2021
Talk: Treasures in the Tower: the Doncaster Grammar School Railway Collection
Speaker: Chris Barron Treasures in the Tower: the Doncaster Grammar School Railway Collection

Please give @AiredaleFhs a warm welcome to Twitter and give them a follow. A friendly bunch, with some excellent events on Zoom, so you can take part wherever you are in the world. #FamilyHistory #Yorkshire #Wharfedale #Airedale #Otley #Ilkley #Skipton #Adel #Keighley #Burnsall

@FederationFHS @theancestrydete @AiredaleFhs @YorkshireFHSs @archivesyorks @wyorksarchives @YorkFHS @EYFHS @YorksDictionary @HarrogateOPS So #Yorkshire and proud! 👍

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