Programme for 2018
Two Bradford Family History Society meetings are held each month and there is an admission charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-members.
Unless otherwise stated in the schedules below, meetings will be held at:
Gumption Centres Ltd
- The venue has wheelchair access and a PA system.
- 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
|5 Apr||Paupers and Lunatics in West Riding Asylums||Christine Leveridge|
|3 May||Bermuda, Berlin & Brill – 2 wars, 2 wives - the stage is set. The fascinating world of family history research.||Jackie Depelle|
|7 Jun||Keep It In The Family How to keep your family research for others to appreciate||Sue McGeever|
|5 Jul||The Peace Museum Details to follow||Visit|
|2 Aug||An Ancestral Journey going forwards & backwards - Pitfalls in research||Anne Oakden|
|6 Sep||The Social Composition of Scar Top Sunday School and Chapel 1851-1888||Robert Schofield|
|4 Oct||Tracing emigrants in Workhouse Records – with the North Bierley Poor Law Union||Sylvia Valentine|
|1 Nov||The Cooperative Society - a pictorial account of the stores||Janet Senior|
|6 Dec||Bradford's Pioneering Women - women reformers in late 19th Century Bradford.||Helen Broadhead|
- 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 Mar||Bradford Men on the Western Front Reconstructing a first world war battle from the family historian's perspective"||Fraser Skirrow|
|16 Apr||AGM, 'Bring&Share' Supper & An evening Drop-In Session Bring your problems and issues and break down your brick walls||Committee|
|21 May||Evolution of Asylum Patient Photography Images captured over 150 years||Davis Scrimgeour|
|18 Jun||The History of Bradford’s Fire Brigade||Chris Smith|
|16 Jul||The Police Museum Details to follow||Visit|
|20 Aug||Catholics in Ormskirk – from the early Elizabethan period to the Catholic Relief Act of 1829||Kaye Hurst|
|17 Sep||Yorkshire Indexers Website||Steve Miller|
|15 Oct||Lost on the Lusitania||Bill Taylor|
|19 Nov||A Peck of Dirt - Living Conditions through the ages||Peter Watson|
|17 Dec||Newspapers & Mince Pies||Committee|
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|