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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Airedale & Wharfedale Family History Society: Finding New Routes to Trace Your Old Roots
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: https://awfhs.org/event/making-the-most-of-a-will/
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. https://awfhs.org/event/pursuing-surnames/ 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: https://awfhs.org/event/errors-lies-and-misinformation/
Reminder for tonight's free talk (Mon 06/06/2022) First Railway Workers 1825-1870 by David Turner. There is still time to register https://awfhs.org/event/first-railway-workers-1825-1870/
Don't forget to register for tomorrow (Thurs May 19th) nights talk: https://awfhs.org/event/escaping-hitler-a-jewish-boys-quest-for-freedom-and-his-future/. Our speaker is Phyllida Scrivens and her talk is titled: Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy’s Quest for Freedom and His Future. Meeting opens at 7PM for a chat, the talk will commence at 7:30
#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! 👍
Great opportunity for West and North #Yorkshire researchers. #FamilyHistory Society volunteer transcription projects done with dedicated enthusiasm. @FFHS #ReallyUsefulShow attendees.
We have now uploaded over 300 of our publications into our research database: https://awfhs.org/over-300-publication-now-in-the-database/