Bradford Family History Society

Bradford Family History Society was founded in 1982, covering the area of the old Bradford County Borough plus Calverley, Cleckheaton, Denholme, Pudsey, Queensbury and Shipley, and is now well-established with a membership of about 950.

Two regular meetings are held in Bradford each month - one in the evening, where the Society"s own publications are on sale and exchange journals from other Societies are available for borrowing, and one in the morning. At both of these meetings, members can hear a variety of speakers on topics of family and local history interest, as well as discuss their research with fellow members. In addition, there are occasional evening meetings when the Society may run sessions for beginners, work on projects, or have a talk/demonstration of some aspect of using computers. The Society currently has a number of projects transcribing and publishing local records.

Further assistance with research can be obtained from a limited search service (for members only). The Society has produced several local publications, details of which can be obtained through the quarterly journal “Bod-Kin”, in which a listing of members’ own family history interests can be found, and from the Society’s website at This provides details of publications and how to obtain them online, information about the Society’s programme of talks, plus how to join this friendly Society.