Manchester Ancestors Archive

Our Society Meetings since September 2020

One Society offering Society meetings at Manchester Central Library, Bolton and Oldham and/or online via Zoom.

MLFHS members can attend any or all of our meetings.

ABBREVIATIONS

AS - MLFHS Anglo Scots Branch (all welcome)
BL - MLFHS Bolton Branch (all welcome)
MB - MLFHS Manchester Beginners Sessions (all welcome)
MC - MLFHS Manchester Quarterly Meetings (all welcome)
MI - MLFHS Manchester, Irish Interest
MS - MLFHS Special event (all welcome)
            current special event is the 1921 census
OL - MLFHS Oldham Branch (all welcome)

Our Upcoming and Archived Meetings.

AS - 20 November 2021. Robin Urquhart: Kirk Sessions Records and Palaeography. Image: MLFHS. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 13 November 2021. Dr. Alan Crosby: Family Life in the Industrial Revolution, Benjamin Shaw. Image: Oldham. Venue to be confirmed, arranged by Oldham.

BL - 3 November 2021. Dr. Penny Walters: Why did the Welsh leave Wales? Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

MI - 27 October 2021. Irish Interest: The Two Irish Wives of Engels. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Manchester.

AS - 16 October 2021. Social: Ancestral Breakthroughs. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 9 October 2021. Carol Talbot: The Amazing Mary Higgs. Image: Supplied. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

BL - 6 October 2021. David Tilsley: Using Education Records. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

MC - 27 October 20 21. Dr Aidan Beatty: The two Irish wives of Friedrich Engels. Image: supplied, compiled by Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, Manchester/Irish occasional meeting.

MC - 25 September 2021. Jef Page: Horatio Bottomley, swindler of the century. Image: supplied. Online via Zoom, Manchester occasional meeting.

AS - 18 September 2021. Chris Paton: Scots Marriage, buckled for life. Image: Highland Wedding (1780) by David Allan, public domain via Wikimedia. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 11 September 2021. Sophie McCulloch: A History of the Co-operative Movement from the Rochdale Pioneers. Image: Oldham. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

ARCHIVED MEETINGS

Our archive of meetings since autumn 2020 when our new Manchester Ancestors website was launched and meetings were held online.

MS - 8 Sep 2021. Dr Éamon Phoenix: The Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921. Image: supplied. Online via Zoom, Manchester 1921 census event.

BL - 1 September 2021. Anna Watson: Illegitimate Ancestors. Image: public domain. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

OL - 14 August 2021. Sheila Goodyear: Passchendaele 1917 the Oldham Battalions. Image: Oldham. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

BL - 4 August 2021. Antony Marr: BMD, the hidden secrets of Registration. Image: MLFHS. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

MC - 21 July 2021. Steve Gill: Dating old photographs. Image courtesy of thecourier.co.uk. Onine via Zoom, Manchester quarterly meeting.

AS - 17 July 2021. Jonathan Schofiled: Gems of Manchester Tour. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Manchester. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 10 July 2021. Judy Jones: A Brief History of the Canals around Oldham and Manchester. Image: Oldham. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

BL - 7 July 2021. Joseph O'Neill: Jerome Caminada, the real Sherlock Holmes. Image: supplied. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

MC - 26 June 2021. Denise Bates: Pit Lasses, the female miners of 1842. Image: MLFHS. Online via Zoom, Manchester occasional meeting.

MS - 23 June 2021. David Skillen: Zeppelin, the ship of dreams. Image: supplied. Onine via Zoom, Manchester 1921 census event.

AS - 19 June 2021. Dr Irene O'Brien: The Mitchell Library and its Holdings. Image: wikipedia CC. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 12 June 2021. Michael Winstanley: Markets to Supermarkets, 200 years of shopping. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

MB - 5 June 2021. Carol Wells: A Practical Guide to Irish Research. Image; Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, Manchester beginners session.

BL - 2 Jun 2021. Dave Joy: Liverpool Cowkeepers. Image: supplied. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

OL - 8 May 2021. Tony Foster: Confessions of a Country Lane Researcher. Image: Oldham. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

AS - 15 May 2021. Sue Whitaker: The Great Tapestry of Scotland. Image: Sue Whitaker. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

BL - 5 May 2021. Jackie Depelle: Tracing Females in the Family. Image: Bolton Museum. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

MC - 1 May 2021. Hilary Hartigan: The Flour Dealer, travel and politics in Georgian England. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, Manchester occasional meeting.

MB - 24 April 2021. John Marsden: To the Manor Born, manorial records for historians. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, Manchester beginners session.

MC - 21 April 2021. Ray Hoerty: Manchester Street Names; Social: AGM. Image: Carol Lee. Online via Zoom, Manchester quarterly meeting.

AS - 15 April 2021. Social: Brick Walls. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 10 April 2021. Chris Helme: Memories from Holidays Past. Image: supplied. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

BL - 7 April 2021. Gordon Benson: Quakerism in Bolton. Image: public domain. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton. 

MB - 27 March 2021. Michael Couper: Looking at Census Records. Image: public domain. Online via Zoom, Manchester beginners session.

OL - 13 March 2021. Sheila Goodyear: A Gartside Man sent to Van Dieman's Land. Image: Sheila Goodyear. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

MC - 6 March 2021. Denise Bates: How Newspapers can help you with your research. Image: Carol Lee. Online via Zoom, Manchester occasional meeting.

BL - 3 March 2021. Carol Wells: Researching your Irish Family. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

AS - 20 February 2021. Chris Paton: Tracing the Irish in Scotland. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 13 February 2021. Carol Talbot: Annie Kenney Working Class Suffragette. Image: tbc. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

MB - 6 February 2021. Hilary Hartigan: Our New Website. Image: MLFHS. Online via Zoom, Manchester beginners session.

BL - 3 February 2021. Dr Alan Crosby: Criminals in Bolton. Image: supplied. Onlinve via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

MB - 30 January 2021. Sheila Goodyear: Starting your Family Tree. Image: MLFHS. Online via Zoom, Manchester beginners session.

AS - 16 January 2021. Annual social and quiz. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 9 January 2021. Hilary Hartigan: DNA just taken your test. Image: generic. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

BL - 6 January 2021. Paul Salverson: Moorlands, Memories and Reflections. Image: supplied. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

MC - 6 January 2021. Hilary Hartigan: Our new 'Manchester Ancestors' website. Image: MLFHS. Online via Zoom, Manchester quarterly meeting.

AS - 17 December 2020. Social: Festive quiz; Hilary Hartigan: New Website. Image: Hilary Hartigan. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

OL - 12 December 2020. Sheila Goodyear: Failsworth and Woodhouse War Comforts. Image: public domain. Online via Zoom, arranged by Oldham.

BL - 2 December 2020. Gareth Ratcliffe: Pretoria Mining Disaster. Image: supplied. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

AS - 21 November 2020. Hilary Hartigan: DNA - why cousins don't share DNA. Image: generic. Online via Zoom, arranged by Anglo Scots.

BL - 4 November 2020. Dr Penny Walters: Adoption and Family Tree Research. Image: Bolton. Online via Zoom, arranged by Bolton.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that details of past and upcoming events have been abbreviated for this archive page. Full and up-to-date details of future events can be found in the Manchester, Anglo Scots, Bolton and Oldham sections.