• Thu
    DailyVarious places in and around Huddersfield

    There are many events taking place in and around Huddersfield

    over the Heritage Open day weekend.

    Huddersfield & District Family History Society will be involved in events taking place in Meltham.

    More details of the events will be published during the summer

    National HOD web site

  • Tue
    7:30 pmThe Reception Room, Dewsbury Town Hall

    Turnpike Roads for Family & Local Historians
    by Edgar Holroyd-Doveton

    An H&D FHS Speaker Meeting

    Edgar has been a professional historian for 30 years and an active family and local historian for 20. He  provided this fascinating talk to the Society at our Fair in November. He spoke about the development of the Turnpike Road system in Britain from the earliest days — 1663 was the first, up to their decline at the end of the nineteenth century, mainly due to the growth of the railways.

    His extensive knowledge and interesting presentation also linked very well with the  turnpike connections to local history and family history and his new book (titled as above) is a very well researched and detailed account of all aspects of the turnpikes.

    Turnpike Roads for Family and Local Historians'
    is published by Digger Press, Holmfirth,



  • Sat
    8.30am - 5.00pmThe Palace Hotel, Palace Road, BUXTON SK17 6AG

    Huddersfield and District Family History Society will be present at this event.
    Samples of the society's transcribed publications and assistance in researching your Family History will be available.

    Peak District Family History Conference – 5th year

    The Palace Hotel

    Palace Road


    SK17 6AG

    Saturday 16th September 2017


    Else Churchill – Researching before 1700

    John Titford – “Ey up mi duck!” A history of British accents and dialects

    John Barker – Heir Hunting

    Dr Gill Draper – Local history for Family Historians

    The cost for the day, which includes the talks, refreshments and a 2-course finger buffet lunch is £22. There may be some free parking at the hotel otherwise please use side streets or the pay and display car parks in the town

    Reception from 08.30 a.m.

    Exhibitor stands will be open from 08.30 and at the time of going to press

    are as follows:

    My History

    Legacy cards

    Shropshire FHS

    Nottingham FHS

    Derbyshire Record Office

    Chris Makepeace – Maps

    Leicester and Rutland FHS

    Huddersfield and District FHS

    Andrew George – Old Postcards

    Manchester and Lancashire FHS

    British Association of Local History

    Guild of One Name Studies (Goons)

    The Family History Partnership – Books

    Friends of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archives

    For any queries place contact Ian Taylor or telephone 01298 70959

    • Provisional Programme
      From 08.30 Registration & refreshments
      09.30 Chairman’s welcome address
      09.45 - 10.45 Speaker 1 – Dr Gill Draper
      10.45 – 11.15 Comfort break
      11.15 – 12.15 Speaker 2 – Else Churchill
      12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
      14.00 – 15.00 Speaker 3 – John Barker
      15.00 – 15.45 Refreshment break
      15.45 – 16.45 Speaker 4 – John Titford
      16.45 – 17.00 Summary session & close
    • Exhibitor stands will be open from 08.30 and throughout the day.

    Click Here for Full Brochure and ticket applications.


  • Sat
    10am to 4pmDoncaster School for the Deaf , Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6A

    Huddersfield and District Family History Society will be present at this event.

    A selection of the society's transcribed publications and assistance in researching  your family history will be available.

    “Doncaster & District Family History Society are holding their Annual Fair. There will be a wide range of FHS stands, Genealogy suppliers, Heritage groups and Craft stalls. Entry is just £1 and there are two Free Talks. The main speaker will be Myko Clelland of FindMyPast, explaining “How to get the best from FMP"

    Doncaster FHS event web site is here

  • Sat
    10am to 4 pmCathedral House, Huddersfield

    Details of the Fair can be found on the Fair Web Page which will updated nearer the fair date.


  • Sun
    2pm to 4pmShelley Village Hall, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield, HD8 8HE

    Huddersfield and District Family History Society will be present, with their stall, at this event.

    The Society's transcribed publications for the Shelley area, together with internet access, will be available to assist you in researching your family history.

     This event will be of particular interest to people in Shelley and district. The village archives of photos and other items relating to the local history of the area will be on display most of which form part of the new small local museum recently established.

    Admission: (Free ?)


  • Tue
    12 noonThe Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall

    The AGM will be at 12 noon followed by a celebration buffet at approx 12.45.

    Please note, this is a members only event.