If you would like to work with, or join our Project, please contact Andy Wade through our Contact form
Here are a few bits of information first, so you can see what we do:
We don't have set meetings as such but we take part in events and meet informally down at Keighley library from time to time on occasional evenings and sometimes on Saturdays to check the archive records for specific individuals. We respond to people contacting us about their relatives.
A lot of the research we do is done on-line, we have membership of, and download records from Ancestry, Find My Past and the National Archives and use the information in these to distill a time-line biography for individuals. You can help us with this by learning (through us if you like) how to read and interpret these records and transcribe them.
We can help you with this.
We also need your help to transcribe newspaper records. We have scanned the whole of the Keighley News archive from the Great War period and are slowly transcribing the 'Local War Casualties' columns and separating the individuals mentioned into their own archive folders. This is painstaking work and requires a degree of typing skills (We both type using two fingers so don't worry too much about that) ...and a desire to read old newspapers.
There's a post on our blog here which explains how you can get involved with this aspect of the Men of Worth Project. Apart from anything else, you'll get a unique insight into the stories of these people, reading the information about them just as their relatives and friends would have done a hundred years ago.
We will help you to do this.
Be careful though, reading old newspapers can be infectious. I'm sure everyone has experience of wrapping delicate things up in old newspapers when moving house, and spending too much time actually reading the newspapers instead of getting on with wrapping your possessions!
We also set up and take part in local events to promote the work of our project. The events we get involved in are listed on our events page.
If you're interested in getting involved with these events, even in a small way we would be grateful of your help. You can help as little or as much as you like and we will never push people into something that they don't want to do, it's entirely up to you.