Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, our society meetings and helpdesk services are now online and we continue to welcome new members.
Discover more about our 2.7 million records and how to search them.
See at a glance the newest additions to our databases and documents collections.
Our Helpdesk is still open but has moved online during the present restrictions
Our guide to a series of talks for beginners, delivered by our experienced members.
Always wanted to start your family tree, Sheila will guide you through the steps you need to take.
Rogue's Gallery: Crime and Criminals in Bolton 1625-1645
Oldham & District Branch Meeting A talk by Carol Talbot on the life and times of Annie Kenney
Share your research problems via our online forum with hundreds of members worldwide who are prepared to help with look-ups and solutions.
Want to help the Society? We need help to grow. Here’s what you can do as a volunteer in one of our projects or other areas of Society activity.
See how we encourage children and young people to discover their family history with guidance, supervision, support and research strategies and techniques.
Share your research, submit an article. Use our massive collection of back copies to learn from others how to knock down brickwalls, research obscure resources or overcome incomplete records.