Local Studies Events

Basque Child Refugees from Northern Spain welcomed in Keighley and Bradford, 1937-1939

To mark the 80th Anniversary of the arrival of child refugees a talk and an exhibition will be held in Keighley Local Studies library on Saturday 28th October at 2.00pm by Simon Martinez and John Birkbeck..

Basque Refugees Talk

Bradford Libraries Family History courses in October 2017

People can trace their roots and find out more about their ancestors on courses starting soon at Bradford libraries

Family History Courses will be starting soon at Bradford Local Studies Library, Keighley Local Studies Library and Ilkley Library.

Researching family history can be a rewarding and exciting experience and these courses can help to guide people to the unique resources they need to investigate the past and provide a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills.

They will use library resources such as Ancestry websites and are suitable for beginners or those who have already started on their Family Tree and need a helping hand from our friendly expert tutor.

The courses cost £18 for a three-week course of two hours each session. Some concessions apply for people on certain benefits including Job Seekers Allowance. Enrolment is at the first session.

The courses will start in Keighley Local Studies 10am – 12 noon on Tuesday 17 October, Ilkley 2-4pm on Tuesday 17 October and Bradford Local Studies 10am-12noon on Wednesday 18 October.

For more details contact:
Keighley Local Studies Library,
North Street,
BD21 3SX
01535 618215


Bradford Family History Society

Family History Drop in Sessions

Can We Help?

Do you have any problems with your or need help getting started – we’ll try and help.
at Bradford Local Studies Library.

(side of old Central Library, now Margaret McMillan Tower, Prince’s Way, BD1 1NN)

  • Thursday September 28th
  • Thursday October 26th
  • Thursday November 30th

between 10.00am and 12noon

The Drop Ins will be facilitated by members of the Bradford Family History Society and are free of charge but you are encouraged to consider becoming a member.


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