The Manchester Genealogist

If you are a member you will receive a copy of our flagship quarterly magazine, The Manchester Genealogist, mailed to your home address. If you have just joined, the first issue will be mailed to you around the first day of March, June, September or December after joining. 

To access The Manchester Genealogist archives, which can be browsed or searched by index, please Log In with your membership number or email address, then scroll down the Member Area page to the archives link.

The Manchester Genealogist is registered with the British Library as a serial publication [ISSN No. 0143-1331] and copies are deposited in the principal UK copyright libraries.

Submitting articles for publication

We encourage members to submit articles for publication. These may be on any topic related to family history, but we particularly welcome articles which might help members to pursue their own research. This is an ideal way to share your research so that others will benefit from your solution to obstacles you have met.  In a similar way you can use our massive collection of back copies to learn from others how to knock down brickwalls, research obscure or unusual resources and overcome incomplete records. You should refer to the sources used and where to find them. The Society reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication.

We prefer to receive copy in electronic format either by e-mail or on a CD. Microsoft Word, Rich Text format [RTF] or plain text [TXT] formats are acceptable. If you do not have access to a computer, we can arrange for typing, but prefer, if at all possible, that you get a friend who has a computer to type the article for you. Photographs to illustrate articles should be scanned at 300 dots per inch resolution and submitted in TIF or JPG image format. We can scan your photographs if required. Please avoid sending an original print if the photograph is rare or of sentimental value.

Articles must be accompanied by your full name, address and membership number [also an e-mail address if you have one]. Please indicate whether you wish your address, as well as your name, to be included if the article is published.

You should send your contribution to The Editor, Manchester & Lancashire FHS, 3rd Floor, Manchester central Library, St Peter’s Square, M2 5PD. Electronic copies should be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The deadline for publication appears in each issue of the magazine.


You, as contributor, are responsible for ensuring that material for publication does not breach copyright. All articles published in The Manchester Genealogist are © The Trustees of Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (in particular MLFHS will have the authority to agree to the publication, in whole or part, by third parties). If you wish to retain copyright in your article, please make this clear when it is submitted for publication.

The Earwaker Prize

We are particularly proud of the quality standards maintained by our many contributors in terms of diligent and innovative research techniques and resources as well as their reporting prowess. To acknowledge this and to encourage potential contributors, we award a prize [in the form of a book token] annually for the best article appearing in the magazine during the previous year. This is usually awarded at the Annual General Meeting.