Welcome to Calderdale FHS

Last updated on May 9th, 2024 at 05:07 pm

Welcome to Calderdale FHS

Up and Coming Events of interest

John Goodchild Collection – opening – Wakefield Archives – Sat. 18th May 2024

West Yorkshire Archives would be delighted to see you on Saturday 18th May any time between 10am – 4pm to celebrate and explore the John Goodchild Collection. Welcome and introductory talk from 10.30am – midday


About the Society

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, these are only available as 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, open to members and non members. Light refreshments served from 7.15pm.  Access to monthly meeting via Zoom.   Click to see the current syllabus.
  • Ability to contribute to the on-line forum.
  • Monthly Newsletter delivered by E-Mail.
  • Members are encouraged to contribute to the on-line forum, monthly newsletter and quarterly Scrivener.

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

Map of the Area

Calderdale FHS Area Map