Our Anglo Scots Branch Meetings

Invited Speakers and Social Meetings

Finding Scots in Canada, by Christine Woodcock of Canada

4 June 2022 - online via Zoom

Online via Zoom


Christine is based in Canada and is therefore well placed and experienced, to tell us how best to find and track out Scots ancestors and ancestral cousins in Canada. We know that many Scots emigrated to Canada in the 19th century, many more before that and subsequently, and some of us have probably already discovered how detailed and useful Canadian records can be, so it will be invaluable to discover exactly what is available in the various States of Canada, how access may differ from one place to another, or whether research is actually easier than we may think!

The pandemic has made it impossible for Christine to be with us in England on this occasion, so we look forward to meeting Christine online this month.

This is sure to be a very popular talk, and early booking is recommended

  • Date: 4 June 2022
  • Saturday, 2.00pm
  • Venue: Online via Zoom
  • Speaker: Christine Woodcock
  • Booking: Eventbrite Booking
  • Cost: members - free of charge
  • Cost: non-members - £3.00
  • Non-members who join the society before buying a ticket will be issued with their membership number and will be able to join all society meeting free of charge during the term of their membership.
  • Image credit: MC


Our Anglo Scots branch meetings for early 2022 will be held online via Zoom but, as venues reopen, we are planning different styles of meetings including being back at Manchester Central Library. Please check the meeting details on this page and on Eventbrite when booking in case things changes again, as many of our speakers are now able to switch between physical and online meetings if necessary.

Scroll down to see details of our planned meetings or go to where we meet for our physical in-person meetings.


Where we meet

Our Meeting Rooms

Light and airy, purpose built for meetings and events, and ample room to spread out the seating to comply with any restrictions that might be in place when meetings resume. All meeting rooms at Manchester Central Library are easily accessible.

Our Venue

The recently refurbished Manchester Central Library is our usual venue for our monthly meetings. Situated in the cultural heart of Manchester, the Metrolink station is at the front of the building and is the central part of a public transport system supporting the city and its outlying districts.

Important things to know


In normal times the Anglo Scots hold meetings every month except August and December, usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Other local events and the availability of speakers may cause a change of date.


Meetings will be at Manchester Central Library and will, of course, be in line with any government guidelines that might be in force at the time. It remains possible that our calendar of events might be rescheduled.


Booking on Eventbrite is essential for meetings with invited speakers. Please follow us here, on Eventbrite and on social media to confirm dates and, for most meetings, check when booking opens on Eventbrite.

Booking Costs

*Booking costs for non-members are generally fixed at £3. If a meeting includes additional costs (such as admission fees to another venue) these will be payable by all attendees and not refundable.

Covid-19 Restrictions

Subject to Covid-19 restrictions and advice) In normal times the Anglo Scots hold meetings every month except August and December; usually these meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month (but other local events and the availability of speakers sometimes make a change of date more reasonable) and we try to find the best speakers to help us discover more about our Scottish heritage.

These are our next planned meetings. We hope we can hold them on the dates stated but, where possible, we have reserved alternative dates should the need arise. Booking on Eventbrite is essential for these meetings (please see the calendar page) so follow us on this page, on our social media and on Eventbrite to check when booking opens. Meetings will be at Manchester Central Library and will of course be in line with any government guidelines that might be in force at the time. Until then – stay safe and keep well!

Meetings Archive

From our first online Zoom meetings

All of the Society meetings since November 2020, when meetings recommenced online. Where available, speakers notes are kept by each section. The list includes upcoming meetings and therefore provides a good overview of our meetings programme.