Family History Fair

Huddersfield & District Family History Society
Family and Local History Fair

Will be held on
Saturday 4th November 2017
10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LG
Admission £3.00 Accompanied children under 16 free.
There is plenty of free car parking space at Cathedral House.
Cathedral House cafe open all day.

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Below are details of the 2016 event. 

2017 Fair details will appear nearer the time.

Exhibitors Booking Form available: Booking Form 2016(pdf form will be down loaded)
Downloadable Fair details are here: Fair Flyer 2016

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced family history researcher, or maybe interested in local history, there will be something for everyone.

The Fair is supported by a wide range of Exhibitors

Exhibitors listed below have confirmed their attendance at this years fair.
NB: Choose '25' in 'Show ... entries' to see the full list:

OrganisationWeb site
Huddersfield & District FHSHudds & Dist FHS
Wakefield FHSWakefield FHS
Calderdale FHSCalderdale FHS
Chris Makepeace MapsMakepeace On Line
Elaine Beardsell Books
Kirklees Local Studies LibraryLibrary web site
Huddersfield Local History SocietyH L H S web site
Bradford Family History SocietyB F H S web site
Family & Community Historical Research Society (FACHRS)FACHRS web site
Honley Civic SocietyHonley Civic Society on the web
The Family History PartnershipF H Partnership web site
Holme Valley Civic SocietyContact HV Civic Soc via Civic Voice
My HistoryMy History web site
Steve Whitwam - Colne Valley ResearchSteve's web site
Military and Family GenealogyM&F G web site
The Federation of Family History SocietiesFFHS web site
Lancashire Family History and Heraldry SocietySociety web site
Helps you make your family history more engaging and accessible
TWILE web site
Huddersfield Archaeologcal SocietySociety web site

All the different societies and organisations that attend these events, are always very keen and willing to help with advice and guidance on what to look for and where to look, offering helpful hints and tips, based on their own personal experiences.

The Huddersfield and District Family History Society will have our own researchers, society members and committee members on hand, to help and advise. We will have our computers, with our own database installed, on hand for anyone who would like to have a search done on the day. The Society will also have the full range of transcribed Parish Register & Census booklets and CD's available to buy.


This year we have three talks with a family or local history flavour to entertain visitors and we are pleased to confirm the attendance of the following:

10.30am: The Edgerton Cemetery Project
by Mike Hardcastle and Roger Gill
This talk will enable visitors to understand more about the records the Society now holds in respect of Huddersfield’s largest cemetery and how this project came to fruition.

11.45amTurnpike Roads for Family & Local Historians
by Edgar Holroyd-Doveton
Edgar has been a professional historian for 30 years and an active family and local historian for 20.

2.00pm:Classic Crimes of Old Yorkshire
by Martin Baggoley
Martin is a retired probation officer and author.

Please bear in mind that if it is really important to you that you are able to attend a particular talk then you need to be there early in the day to obtain a ticket as there will only be a limited number (50) seats available. 

Several Raffle prizes will be on offer, including one years Membership of the Society, A Chris Makepeace Map, a Root Cellar book token and a Family History record book.

The Cathedral House web site is here.

For table booking please contact the Society Secretary.
All proceeds from the event will be used to help further the aims of the society.

This and other events are advertised at Where Can We Go