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.

AGM Thursday 6th May – Followed by a Discussion on “Where do we go from here”

AWFHS Meeting: Monday 10th May 2021 – Yorkshire Watermen

AWFHS Meeting: Saturday 15th May 2021 – Saving Chapel Row from demolition by the Lyte Family

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Reminder - Airedale & Wharfedale FHS - AGM Thursday 6th May – Followed by a Discussion on “Where do we go from here”. Visit our site to register

German Prisoners of the Great War: Life in the Skipt... #Amazon

As the boat contained other important goods, divers recovered the cargo. Old Ted was rescued and posted on to Mary. He arrived wet and was hung on the washing line to dry!

You can meet Old Ted in the newly redeveloped Craven Museum’s when we open our doors on June 21st!


In 1915, Old Ted travelled to Mary Mills in Skipton from her uncle in America. During his journey, a WWI German U-boat sunk Old Ted’s boat in the Irish Sea!

2/3 #MyLocalMuseum

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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! 👍

AWFHS Members, please be aware tomorrow nights talk (Thursday 8th April 2021) has been cancelled as the speaker is ill. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

Ok #Railway peeps - a challenge, if you'd be so good!

V interested in tracking down images of pre-1948 railway warning signs IN SITU!

Ideally staff-focused, but public warnings ok too.

Ideally copyright/permission free, but interested in all.

These examples (c) @RailwayMuseum

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