The Huddersfield and District Family History Society is open to anyone with an interest in finding out about their ancestors, whether you live locally or far afield.  Personal and postal members are always welcome.

Membership costs are:-

Individual Membership..£ 12.00 per year
Family Membership……£ 15.00 per year
Overseas (Airmail)…..£ 18.00 per year
Electronic Membership….£10.00 per year.

Membership runs from 1st August to 31st July. Anyone joining part way through the year, receives all the journals for that year. However, anyone joining/renewing membership from 1st June will have their membership run until 31st July the following year.
Electronic Membership
All Journals and your Welcome Pack will be made available over the internet, by sending you an email with a link to enable you to view/download the documents.

Personal and postal members are also welcome.

Change of Address, email etc. Details can be supplied here.

Data Protection requests, to check what information we hold, or requests to be ‘forgotten’,
can be made here.

The benefits of being a member of the society are many.


Produced quarterly by the Society and sent post free to all members, the Journal contains many topics of interest to family historians. It is the vehicle through which the Society business is communicated to members as well as containing members letters, members interests and a ‘help wanted’ section. There are also many family history articles submitted by members which cover a wide range of topics.

The Journal is also available for purchase on the Publications pages


A programme of talks is arranged quarterly, from September to June, with occasional workshop evenings and visits. The current programme  details can be found in the “Events” page


All members are encouraged to submit their current research interests. To submit your research interests please complete the Members’ Interests form which can be found here.


The Members Only area of the web site includes:

  • Photographs of Churches in Kirklees
  • National Parish Locator
  • Back numbers of Society Journals
  • Members Interests
  • Gendex – a search-able index of names which appear in the Society Transcriptions and have been entered into the Society database.
  • Findmypast – Members discounts for Find My Past web site subscriptions
  • Huddersfield Dialect  – Free access to this book.