This section lists county associations of Yorkshire - West Riding providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Keighley and District FHS:
Mrs S Daynes
2 The Hallows
Keighley Family History Society was founded in 1986 by people interested in researching genealogy.
The group originally focused on Keighley, but people in nearby districts were so interested that the association grew in size and now covers a sizeable area of Yorkshire, especially North Yorkshire.
Many parishes are covered by the group, which include:
Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:
Morley and District Family History Group:
2 Garden House Lane
Based in West Yorkshire, Morley and District Family History Group was formed in 1986. Their aims are to encourage and promote mutual help between people wishing to research their genealogy.
They also help people to find out more about their ancestors' lives, including what they did and what their lives were like.
To find out about parishes in the Morley area, please peruse their guide to parishes.
An image of members of the Morley Zion Choir c. 1928 is accessible on their site. Photographs also include a class picture of pupils in Cross Hall School c. 1921-23 and a class photograph of pupils of East Ardsley Infant School c. 1904.
Some databases are available, which include:
A message board is accessible, where you can post family history requests.
Pontefract and District FHS:
Mr Eric A Jackson
4 Larks Hill
Pontefract and District Family History Society covers Pontefract (including the Chapelry of Kottingley) along with the areas of Carleton, East Hardwick and Tanshelf. Parishes covered by the association include:
The towns and villages within these parishes are also covered by the Society.
Many publiactions are sold by the Society, which incorporate:
For payment of a fee, the Society is prepared to conduct searches in their baptism, marriage, burial and monumental inscriptions indexes.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible on their site, along with a message board where you can discuss family history related matters, and obtain help to break down that brick wall.