Most of our Saturday monthly meetings are held at the Manchester Central Library at 2pm. Prior to these meetings the Anglo Scots reserve a suite of computers on the 3rd floor, adjacent to the lift, to provide a Help Desk for anyone tracing their Scottish family. The computers also provide access to the most popular genealogy sites, including the 1921 census (a Manchester Library card required) and members of the Anglo Scots society are always on hand to help and guide.
The easiest and quickest way to access the Anglo Scottish helpdesk is to use one of the glass lifts on the ground floor. As you approach the 3rd floor the computer suite can be seen on your right. Public conveniences are on the lower ground floor – turn left when exiting the lift.
The Pandemic changed many things, of course, and Anglo-Scots meetings were held online via Zoom, giving us the chance to meet members from all over the world, but missing the opportunity to meet local members who are not necessarily online.
Zoom meetings will continue, there will be a mix of Zoom and in-person meetings as we move forward. Not only does this widen our inclusivity, it also gives us the opportunity to share screens as well as deliver presenations with ease; a very useful facility when answering questions by immediately showing the relevant page on our website.
The MLFHS arranged a Virtual Helpdesk for the duration of restrictions. Now that restrictions have ended, and non-members are able to use the Society helpdesk at the library, the virtual desktop has reverted to a privilege of membership. The e-Forum continues to be available for members to use.