Our helpdesk is now open Monday - Friday 11.00 - 2.30, we look forward to meeting our visitors again.
We are open again at the Manchester Central Library. Our opening hours are Monday - Friday, 11.00am - 2.30pm.
This illustrated biographical talk on zoom, will discuss the life of Horatio Bottomley.
A lively, informative and fully illustrated talk, ideal for anyone new to DNA or who feel that their results were unexciting!
The schooldays of our Lancashire ancestors in the nineteenth century
A free, illustrated talk, on zoom, presented by MLFHS, Oldham Branch and given by the book's author, Carol Talbot.
Branch Meeting via Zoom
"The 1921 census is a landmark event for family historians, capturing life just after the trauma of the first world war. Find out how this census can help you to find a new generation of your family."
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Our Helpdesk is still open but has moved online during the present restrictions
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