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.
The Keighley Home Guard (bus depot employees) in the 1940's
The Radio comes to Clough's Mill in Ingrow 1948.
Arthur Feeley DFC visits his old school in 1943
The class of St Mary’s School, Riddlesden in 1953.
The class of 46-47 at Oakworth Primary School.
George S. Sugden. Organist at the Upper Green Chapel to 1964.
This accident resulted in fatalities at Oxenhope on October 30, 1920.
The oldest known view of Keighley's North Street.