The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of individuals attending a course in family history run by Philip Rushworth, the first Chairman of the Society.
The aims of the Society are to promote Family History by education, mutual assistance, demonstrations, lectures, excursions and any other means conductive to its advancement.
It is run solely by volunteers with a passion for family and local history, working in their spare time.
From its inception, the Society has grown from strength to strength, in 2017 we have over 600 members worldwide, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe.
Bradford Family History Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies.