Calderdale Family History Society CFHS

The Society, first established in 1985, meets at The Maurice Jagger Centre on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7.30pm and is open to both members and non-members alike. Speakers talk on a wide range of history & family history related topics, which will be of interest, not only to family historians but also those fascinated by the rich heritage of Calderdale and our country. In addition to the regular meetings, those wishing to become members also receive a monthly newsletter and a quarterly journal; this for as little as £6.00 per annum as an Internet member.Over the years, projects run by the Society have produced over 2 million individual records, a list of which can be accessed on the CFHS website Additionally, members can use this Index to request, free of charge, full details for any entry. The Society also runs a Research Room at Brighouse Library (just 3 miles from Halifax), which is staffed by experienced volunteers, on both Tuesday afternoon & Thursday morning. Here, for a nominal fee, visitors can access the Society’s full range of databases holding all the research findings and also use the Internet, including free access to both Ancestry & FindMyPast.


Hybrid Meeting – May 2022

Talk: A Night at the Museum

Speaker: Tim Kirker

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 07.30pm

Admission: Members £2.00   Non-Members £3.00

In a departure from the normal format, May’s Hybrid Meeting, which was originally scheduled to take place in January, will be held at the Calderdale Industrial Museum situated at the heart of Halifax’s growing “Cultural Quarter” adjacent to the Piece Hall.

In a celebration of Halifax’s rich industrial heritage, a Director of the CIMA, Tim Kirker, will initially outline the purpose and structure of the museum and the dedicated support of its volunteers in ensuring Calderdale’s pivotable contribution to the Industrial Revolution is not lost.

This will be followed by an exclusive tour of the museum (virtual for those members participating on Zoom) and its collection of steam engines, looms, machine tools and other associated equipment representing the wide variety of industries developed in Calderdale over the last 250 years. In particular, the working exhibits don’t fail to evoke the spirit of the Industrial Revolution.

For more information, visit Calderdale Family History Society