Wakefield & District Family History Society

The Wakefield & District Family History Society was formed in 1997 by a small group of people to further their interest in family history. They 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.

Society meetings are held at Outwood every month except January. Their research centre is also open once a month at Outwood. All members receive a quarterly journal, The Wakefield Kinsman. For more information about the society visit www.wdfhs.co.uk.

The society transcribes and publishes a wide range of records from parishes, censuses, trade directories, newspapers and other sources which provide invaluable information for those researching their family.

The society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and is also a member of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies.

The Wakefield & District Family History Society is a registered charity (no 1104393).

Available Records

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