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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Please don't forget tonight's meeting (19th Jan 2023). The virtual doors open at 7PM for the talk to commence at 7:70PM. Our speaker is Janet Few: The Ill, Impoverished, Illegitimate and the Insane. It's still not too late to register for this free event.

Our next talk will be on Thursday, October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST, "Making the Most of a Will". Visit our site for further details:

7PM, Monday, 5th September 2022. AWFHS would like to invite you to our next meeting, with a talk by Julie Goucher on 'Pursuing Surnames'. You can register at the following link. Zoom doors opens at 7PM for a chat, followed by the talk at 7:30PM

Talk: Errors, Lies and Misinformation
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Speaker: David Cufley. A workshop discussing errors in Official Records and Commercial Search Engines and how to try to spot them. Case studies will be used.
Free to register:

Reminder for tonight's free talk (Mon 06/06/2022) First Railway Workers 1825-1870 by David Turner. There is still time to register

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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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