Welcome to Keighley & District FHS
With a focus on family history in the West Riding of Yorkshire town of Keighley, the Keighley and District Family History Society was created in 1986.
It soon became apparent however that there was significant interest from the outlying districts. Through this interest the Society has expanded to what we have today, covering quite a large area of the County of Yorkshire, especially North Yorkshire. The specific area can be seen in detail by visiting the page 'Area Covered'.
We now have a wide network of members from all around the globe and communicate with them regularly via the Journal, the Internet and the Exchange Journals we receive from other Societies.
Family history remains as the focus of our research, helping members to find out details of their own families.
We are a member of the Federation of Family History Societies, being willing to promote their aims and help and encourage those who share the same interests as we do.
We hope you will find whatever information you require and also take advantage of the friendship we offer. If there is information or particular items you would like to see on this site, please contact the Web Manager.
Monday 8th July 2013 at 7.30pm
Keighley Public Library in the Local Studies Library
The Lilley Letters
Dr Kath Grey
Dr Grey is a member of the society who lives in Australia and has kindly offered to give this talk while she is here in England during July. The letters dating from 1807 to 1809 were donated to the society in 2009 and we had them conserved at Wakefield and are now in the society archives. The letters were written by John Lilley and his wife Jane to John Lilley (senior)who lived in Kildwick in Craven. Jane travelled with her husband on some of his European postings where he fought in the Peninsular and Napoleonic wars.
Closure of Utley Cemetery Office
The Society is informed that the staff have moved out of Utley Cemetery Office and are now housed in the Library Annexe.
The Office is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. The burial books that were at Utley Cemetery Office are now stored at the Spencer St Office, no appointment is necessary to view the books. The full address is below;
Keighley Library Annexe