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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
Meeting 5th August. ' West Yorkshire History Centre Six Months On.' David Morris, greatly involved with the move to the new premises, will tell us about the move and its new retrieval system. He will explain what has been involved and we will learn about recent archival deposits and what the future holds for researchers.
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