The times they are a’changing

Speaker: Ian Waller With many family history societies reaching a milestone in their existence this talk looks at the many changes which have taken place in the family history world over the last 40 years since rubbing shoulders and getting bruised at St Catherine’s House to the age of on-line data. A nostalgic trip back … Read More


Raspberry and Cream Cakes

Speaker: Kathryn HUGHES A description of what rationing was like in World War 1 Click Here to Register for the Talk

Breaking down those Brick Walls

Speaker: Mark Bayley Breaking Down Brick Walls by Mark Bayley provides a lot of search tips on how best to keyword search in The Genealogist.

The Mourning Brooch

Speaker: Jean Renwick After six years of writing and even longer of research,The Mourning Brooch is published, well Book One at least. Jean Renwick has written this novel of faction (fiction based on fact) about the family and descendants of Elizabeth Addy who is commemorated in the intriguing mourning brooch which I inherited from my godmother.

First Railway Workers 1825-1870

Speaker: David Turner This talk describes the prior occupations, working environment and lives of early railway workers, and some of the first strike actions by them.

Pursuing Surnames

Speaker: Julie Goucher Enjoying the fascinating subject of Surnames and types, geographical spread and why genealogists begin surname research and how to and why build a surname project.

Addingham Day – Free to Members

Addingham Village Hall Main Street, Addingham, Yorkshire

Welcome to Addingham Day The Airedale and Wharfedale Family History Society would like to welcome you all to their Family History Day. The committee have laid on a fun filled day including the following talks: Ancestors - Asylum, Divorce and Migration (Sue Steel - Bradford FHS) The Iconic German Enigma coding machine and how the … Read More

The Parish Chest

Speaker: Gill Blanchard. Discover the importance of the parish of our  ancestors, what records were generated and how to use them in family, local and house history.

John of Gaunt and Kathryn Swynford

Keighley Local Studies Library 1 Albert Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Speaker: Gillian Waters A medieval love affair?