Steve Whitwam
Huddersfield Family History Fair Sat 15th November 2016
Sun Oct 23, 2016 08:14


Please come along to the Huddersfield & District FHS annual Fair to be held in Huddersfield on the 15th November 2016. Besides the HDFHS their will be many stalls from other societies and organizations connected with family history. I will also be there with my Colne Valley and Huddersfield family Data Base with over 140,000 names, I guss I have related about 75% of the Colne Valley folk together pre 1900. Come and have a chat with me and I'll see if I can help out and give you some information about your families.

Here are further details about the fair and address of the event.

Saturday 12th November 2016 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LG.

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.

11.45am‘Turnpike 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.

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