Programme for 2018/19
Two Bradford Family History Society meetings are held each month and there is an admission charge of £1.50 for members and £2 for non-members.
All meetings take place at The Midland Hotel, Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4HU. Parking is available at the nearby retails park or Broadway Shopping Centre.
- NB. The Society holds public liability insurance but not personal accident insurance. Members are therefore responsible for their own personal accident cover when they attend meetings and are involved in other Society activities at their own risk.
- Thursday morning meetings usually take place on the first Thursday of each month.
- Tea/coffee from 10:00 am when there is the opportunity to discuss research problems.
- The formal meeting begins at 10:30am.
Schedule of Thursday Meetings in 2018/19
|5 Sep||Wives, Widows & Spinsters - Women Did Make Wills||Anna Watson|
|3 Oct||Maps & Genealogy||Carol Kerry-Green|
|7 Nov||Researching House History - Followed by a Visit to West Yorkshire Archives (Bradford)||Fiona Marshall|
|5 Dec||Getting Started in Family History - Parish Records||Sue Steel|
- Monday evening meetings usually take place on the third Monday of each month.
- Tea/coffee from 7.00 pm when there is the opportunity to discuss research problems.
- The formal meeting begins at 7:30pm.
Schedule of Monday Meetings in 2018/19
|16 Sep||The history of the Midland Railway and its staff records||Chris & Judy Rouse|
|21 Oct||My Ancestor John Yorke, a Servant||Jenny Thornton|
|18 Nov||Criminal Lunacy. Dock to Asylum - 19th Century Yorkshire Folk Convicted Of A Crime, Who Then Found Themselves Admitted To An Asylum||David Scrimgeour|
|16 Dec||All in a day's work - Bradford’s Local Police Force||Chris Helme|
Here are some of our past meetings
|6 Jul||Early Asylum Life|
The lives of just some of the patients admitted to the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, Yorkshire between 1818 and 1869.
|17 Jul||Visit to Undercliffe Cemetery|
Meet at the Lodge, Undercliffe Lane Entrance at 6.30pm
|3 Aug||Visit to Fulneck|
Meet in the Car Park at 10:30am
|21 Aug||Former Police Stations of Bradford show -|
a slide show
|7 Sep||No place Like Home|
The many and varied institutions that housed Britain’s children
|18 Sep||Origin of Surnames|
Where did your name come from?
|5 Oct||The Chartist Land Plan in Calderdale & Queens Head||Anne Kirker|
|16 Oct||Jowett Cars – Pride of Bradford|
The early history of the company, models through the 1920’s and 1930’s, Wartime activity, the post WWII models and the demise of the company.
|2 Nov|| Copyright|
An interesting talk, with examples, of what copyright means for the family historian by the expert at West Yorkshire Archives.
|20 Nov||DNA for Family Historians||Carolyn Huston|
|7 Dec||Junvenile Crime in Victorian Bradford Young boys and girls in Bradford, in the early 1870’s, who had been sent to reformatories all over the north of England.||Janet Senior|
|18 Dec||What Do You Want For Christmas? - Comparison of subscription sites and other things||Mary Twentyman & Sue Steel|
|4 Jan||Why Hitler? Who was the man and how did he manage to become so powerful?||Richard Winpenny|
|15 Jan||Mirrors – A Case study of the German spy ‘Klatt’ and how the Germans spied on the Russians in WW2||Phil Judkins|
|1 Feb||10 things you didn't know about using www.Ancestry.co.uk||Anne Eastwood|
|19 Feb||Victorian Police Victorian Policing – My Gt Gt Grandfather was probably Bradford’s longest-serving constable.||Gaynor Haliday|
|1 Mar||‘For Gawd Sake don’t send me!’ – The 1916-18 draft and the working of the military service tribunals||David Millichope|
|19 Mar||Bradford Men on the Western Front Reconstructing a first world war battle from the family historian's perspective"||Fraser Skirrow|
|5 Apr||Paupers and Lunatics in West Riding Asylums||Christine Leveridge|
|16 Apr||AGM, 'Bring&Share' Supper & An evening Drop-In Session Bring your problems and issues and break down your brick walls and don't forget to bring some supper!||Committee|
|3 May||2 wives - the stage is set. The fascinating world of family history research.||Jackie Depelle|
|21 May||Evolution of Asylum Patient Photography Images captured over 150 years||David Scrimgeour|
|7 Jun||Keep It In The Family How to keep your family research for others to appreciate||Sue McGeever|
|18 Jun||The History of Bradford’s Fire Brigade||Chris Smith|
|4 Jul||The Peace Museum||Visit|
|16 Jul||The Police Museum||Visit|
|2 Aug||Rev. Richard Keeling - How to research Anglican Clergy Please note there will also be a EGM||Sue Steel|
|20 Aug||Catholics in Ormskirk – from the early Elizabethan period to the Catholic Relief Act of 1829||Kate Hurst|
|6 Sep||The Social Composition of Scar Top Sunday School and Chapel 1851-1888||Robert Schofield|
|17 Sep||Yorkshire Indexers Website||Steve Miller|
|4 Oct||Tracing emigrants in Workhouse Records – with the North Bierley Poor Law Union||Sylvia Valentine|
|15 Oct||Lost on the Lusitania Whose entry did my late mother always hope to find on view in the the First World war memorial volume in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral ? A family story.||Bill Taylor|
|1 Nov||The Cooperative Society - a pictorial account of the stores||Janet Senior|
|19 Nov||A Peck of Dirt - Living Conditions through the ages||Peter Watson|
|6 Dec||3 Raistricks - 3 characters from my family tree||Sue Steel|
|17 Dec||Newspapers & Mince Pies||Sue Steel|
|3 Jan||The Bradford Boys who were sent to Canada||Janet Senior|
|21 Jan||Getting Started in Family History - Civil Registration (Certificates)||Sue Steel|
|7 Feb||Family Myths & Legends and Skeletons in the Cupboard - What and How the Truth Was Discovered||Barbara Matley|
|18 Feb||Raikeswood Camp - The Training Camp For The Bradford Pals And A POW Camp For The Germans||Robert Freeman|
|7 Mar||Letters from a Faraway Laddie - Family History As Seen From Correspondence||Sue McGeever|
|18 Mar||My ancestor Joseph Hobson Jagger - The True Story of Bradford’s Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo||Anne Fletcher|
|4 Apr||The Ancestor I Would Most Like to Meet||Bill Boldy|
|15 Apr||AGM – Bradford Council Publications - What can you find in their Minutes, Accounts, Yearbooks, etc.?||Elvira Willmott|
|2 May||Riding along on the crest of a wave - Hull, Hampshire and Cornish Cream Teas!||Jackie Depelle|
|20 May||Stories of the Waterhouse Family||David Glover|
|6 Jun||Titus Salt and Scarborough - Leisure, Philanthropy and Religious Ambition||George Sheeran|
|17 Jun||The Leeds Bodysnatchers in 1820-33||Mike Green|
|4 Jul||WWI In The Balkans||Tricia Platts|
|15 Jul||The Yorkshiremen of Bradford Mills at Marki, near Warsaw, Poland||Sarah Dietz|
|1 Aug||A Morning Visit to Undercliffe Cemetery - Meet Lodge at 10:00 - tour £5||Visit|
|19 Aug||Upstairs Downstairs in Harrogate - Researching Domestic Servants Using the Census and Other Documents||Paul Jennings|