May Talk

We would like to thank John Brooke for giving an excellent and informative presentation on Denby Dale Typhoid Tragedy of 1932.

June Talk

Kirkheaton in the Middle Ages, 1066-1216, Thursday, the 28 June 2018, 7.30pm at the Kirkheaton Community Centre. Entrance only £2.50 (including light refreshments).

This fascinating presentation will be by Local History Enthusiast, John Lindop

Advance Notice of July Talk

We are planning to show a film of “The Kirkheaton Collection” by Maurice Broadbent


Kirkheaton and the Coronation:
Mock Wedding
Old Folks’ Party
Kirkheaton Coronation Celebrations
Kirkheaton Coronation Parade
Fancy Dress etc.
Kirkheaton Carnival 1968
Jubilee Celebrations 1977
The Pewter Teapot (Kirkheaton Co-op 1934)
Kirkheaton Jubilee Celebrations 1935
This will be a fund raising evening for Kirkwood Hospice. As such the entrance fee and money raised from raffles etc will be donated to Kirkwood Hospice. If you wish to help by provide a raffle prize then please contact Roger Armitage on 07837 412 070


The group continues to meet every Thursday from 6.00pm at the Kirkheaton Library and is available to help with all things Family History.

Best Selling Genealogy Books on Kindle

These are the best sellers for the Kindle in the category they classify as genealogy, excluding fiction. Note that the ranking change fairly frequently.

Reich, David. Who We Are and How We Got Here: The Ancient DNA Revolution and the New Science of the Human Past. Pantheon Books, 2018.
Rutherford, Adam. Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007
Bettinger, Blaine T. The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. Family Tree Books, an imprint of F+W Media Inc, 2016.
Jacobs, A. J. It’s All Relative: Adventures up and down the World’s Family Tree, Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Elder, Diana and Nicole Dyer. Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide. Amazon Digital Services, 2018.
Bojs, Karin. My European Family. Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017.
Bettinger, Blaine T. and Debbie Parker Wayne. Genetic Genealogy in Practice. National Genealogical Society, 2016.
Hendrickson, Nancy. Unofficial Guide to Family Tree Books, 2014.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2017
Jones, Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. National Genealogical Society, 2013.


Audio/Video Interviews

For this project to progress, we desperately need you to get in touch to let us know someone (young or not so young), who would like to be interviewed about their life and experiences. Please get in touch before it is too late.

We can provide a video/audio copy of the interview for you to keep in your “Memory Box”.


Have you photographs, films and or videos relating to the Parish of Kirkheaton then please get in touch.

Our aim to build up a collection and make them readily available.