Welcome to Calderdale FHS

Last updated on September 28th, 2021 at 08:15 pm

Coronavirus Update – Monday, 27th September 2021

On Thursday last week we held our first hybrid meeting (Zoom and at Maurice Jagger Centre). Our speaker was one of our overseas members so was giving us the presentation from the USA via zoom. All went very well.

Next month will be the same format, but this time the speaker will be with us at Maurice Jagger Centre, so another format to try.

The transcription team are still hard at work on School Admissions and these are constantly being loaded to the Transcription Index and On-line Database. Do have a look at these, you may find relatives in the schools of Halifax and District that you did not know about.

Welcome to Calderdale FHS

Founded in 1985 we are a group of Family Historians who help each other, and the general public, with research into their ancestors. We are dedicated to ancestry, genealogy and family search in Halifax, West Yorkshire and the surrounding area. Full details of everything we offer can be found using the drop-down menu bar above.
However, the most important & well-used facilities are listed below. Click on the title of the sections below to go to use that facility.

Transcription Index – Search the index for over 2m records that have been transcribed over the years the Society – your long, lost, ancestor may be amongst them!

Publications – Look to see what publications we offer to help you – mostly on CD or downloadable files.

Projects – See what projects we are doing which may help you in the near future. New information is becoming available all the time.

Enquiry Service – The Society offers an enquiry service to all our data, for details of what is on offer click the link in the heading or follow the drop-down menu under Research..

Benefits of Membership – Membership of the Society starts from as little as £6 per annum. Benefits include :-

  • The Scrivener – 4 informative family history related Journals every year.
  • Access to other members’ Interests through our “Members Area” on the Society website www.cfhsweb.com.
  • Use of the On-line Databases, either directly or through the Transcription Index, access from the “Members Area”
  • Free searches for the full detail of every item on the Transcription Index.
  • A monthly meeting at the Maurice Jagger Centre in Halifax every 4th Thursday, also via Zoom. Click to see the current syllabus.
  • Ability to contribute to the on-line forum.

Click here to apply for details on how to apply for membership.

Map of the Area

Calderdale FHS Area Map