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The Wakefield & District Family History Society was formed in 1997 by a small group of people in order to further their interest in family history. We have since grown to a membership of around 500 from around the world.
The objective of the Society is to advance public education in Family History and Genealogy for the benefit of anyone living in the area of the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council or with interests or family in that area.
To fulfil this aim we organise regular monthly meetings with speakers on a variety of topics, training courses and visits to places of interest to family historians. All members receive a quarterly journal, “The Wakefield Kinsman”.
Next Meeting
ting for 1st July is the AGM followed by a talk by Chris & Judy Rouse. The topic is 'The Railway Navvy and his Working Life.' Navvy ancestors are difficult to research. However this talk will give a flavour of their lives during the railway building mania of the 19th century.Leads will be provided on materials that can be accessed for family research.
We also transcribe and publish a wide range of records from parishes, censuses, trade directories, newspapers and other sources which provide invaluable information for those researching their family. Click here to view a map of the area covered.

Wakefield & District Family History Society is a registered charity. Registered Charity no. 1104393