Manchester Events

Manchester - Events

Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society was established in 1964. The Society encourages and supports research into family history and works for the preservation of and improved access to relevant archival material.An important part of the Society's work is to educate researchers so that they may get the best out of their research through a regular programme of talks for beginners and quarterly meetings with speakers on topics relating to family history and local history within Greater Manchester. M&LFHS members benefit from free and/or priority access to these events.

Upcoming Events in Manchester

Using Newspapers in Historical Research Speaker: Denise Bates

2.00pm 6 Mar 2021

Denise will explain how newspapers can help you with your research.


MLFHS Beginners Census

2.00pm 27 Mar 2021

Find out how to get the most out of the Census


Manchester Street Names + AGM

10.30am 21 Apr 2021

History of Manchester told from the viewpoint of its Street Names.


Our Planned Meetings for 2021

March 2021

6 March 2021

How newspapers can help you with your research, by Denise Bates. Online via Zoom.

March 2021

27 March 2021

Our series of Beginners' Sessions, using census records, by Michael Couper. Online via Zoom.

April 2021

21 April 2021

Manchester Street Names, by Ray Hoerty, followed seamslessly by our AGM. Online via Zoom.

April 2021

24 April 2021

John Marsden talks about Manorial Records and how they can help historians today. Online via Zoom.

May 2021

1 May 2021

'The Flour Dealer' - travel and politics in Georgian England, by Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom.

Please note that our meetings are online (via Zoom) until Covid-19 restrictions are changed.

"Our Eventbrite Calendar will show you all the Society's meetings, whether they are arranged by the MLFHS or by the Bolton, Oldham or Anglo Scots sections."

More information can be found in each branch's Calendar of Events and Meetings pages.

Society Meetings

The calendar shows our meeting programme for the planned future. Click on any highlighted date to see brief details of the meeting on that day.

To see the full details of the meeting, simply select the meeting you want to attend and click the Register Now! button to visit the Eventbrite booking site where you will find more details about the event and an online booking form.

Most of our events are open to both members and non-members alike, but there will usually be a small admission fee for non-members. Members should have their membership number handy as some events will request this to obtain a free member reservation.