Joining Our Society

Our family history society was formed in 2005, after splitting from Ripon & District Family History Society.  Our membership has grown and we are organizing activities and benefits for our members who do not live in the Harrogate area.  Our website is constantly being updated and we are aiming for  members to see and submit […]


These are the titles currently held in the Society's library.  The library list is updated as new books come into the Society's possession. We will reserve the requested book/s for you. If the book you wish to borrow is out we will notify you once it is returned and reserve it for you. Please click on […]

Our Constitution

The name of the Society shall be Harrogate and District Family History Society (H&DFHS). Objects:
  1. The objects of the Society shall be to promote and encourage the public study of family history and local history mainly with reference to persons living in or associated with the district of Harrogate in the County of North Yorkshire.
  2. […]


The Society holds numerous books to aid in your research. Please click here to view the available books, most of which may be borrowed.


The Society has a number of microfiche readers, with microfiche, which local members may borrow.

Census Dates

To further aid your research, it may be of benefit to know the actual dates […]

Programme of Lectures

18-Jan-22Liverpool Cowkeepers-A Family HistoryDave Joy

Dave Joy is from Liverpool and has written and lectured on the history of Liverpool Dairies and their origins.

Dave draws on his own family history to tell the story of how many farmers moved from the Dales moved to Liverpool and became Cowkeepers.

25-Jan-22Introducing the 1921 Census of

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