Day: November 12, 2010

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge #45 – Family History Resources

Craven’s Part In The Great War

I’ve just discovered this great website when I was looking for stories and information about my relatives who were in the Great War. The website is “respectfully and humbly dedicated to the memories of the men and women from the Craven district who gave their lives for king and country in the First World War, 1914 -1919”.

The site has lots of information and photographs of monuments.

Keighley & District Family History Society

This is the FHS that covers the area where my Dawson ancestors are from.

Keighley and District Family History Society was created in 1986 by a small group of individuals interested in researching Family History. They have a wide network of members from all around the globe and communicate with them regularly via the Journal, the Internet and the Exchange Journals we receive from other Societies. Family history is the focus of the society research, helping members to find out details of their own families.

A fantastic resource.

Wharfedale Family History Group

This is another useful family history group covering some of the area of Yorkshire that I am interested in researching. The group was founded in 1980 and is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry.

Craven Indexes

I have purchased copies of the Craven Indexes from this site. They have proved extremely helpful in my research. Definitely check this out if you have roots in the Craven district of Yorkshire and Lancashire.


Cowling Web is a free website dedicated to Cowling Village, it’s inhabitants, history and the surrounding area known as Cowling Parish. This is the home of my Dawson ancestors and this website is my favourite resource for information about the local area.

There is current news and information but most important for genealogists and local historians there is a huge amount of information, stories and photographs.

Cowling Moonrakers

Another great website run by a group of friends interested in local history.