Manchester Central Library: Hilary Hartigan

Looking forward to our next Anglo Scots meeting

Christmas Social 'Our New Website'

An online social event for members only, a festive get-together which will include a short guided tour around our new website 'Manchester Ancestors'. 

Thursday, 17th December at 2pm, please see meetings page for details.


Why doesn't our DNA match?

Imagine:  you have taken your DNA test and your third cousin has taken a DNA test. Eventually Ancestry publishes both sets of results and you both search through to find the match - but there is no match! Why? Are you not related? This is our first online meeting, it will be live, and there might be time for Q&A afterwards. Booking is via Eventbrite (link below). We look forward to seeing you there and sharing our first, live, Zoom meeting.

21st November 2020: speaker Hilary Hartigan

At the time of writing, Covid-19 restrictions still apply and mass gatherings of any kind are not permitted. Manchester Central Library looks forward to the safe removal of these restrictions and to welcoming visitors once again.

As soon as we have any information, we will update this page and tell you of all the wonderful meetings that we will be arranging and also let you know about the many other events that take place in this iconic building, which might also be of interest to you.

The Metrolink stop is right outside the main entrance to the library, there is a taxi rank around the corner and bus stops and railway stations are quite close by.

If restrictions continue for a longer period, many organisations will be looking at other ways of creating events and we will also endeavour to play our part. Please visit this page often, follow us on social media and check Eventbrite from time to time to find out what is happening. You can also subscribe to our email-newsletter, free to both members and non-members on our newsletter page and also sign up to occasional emails from the Anglo Scots here. In the meantime, members of the Anglo Scots can join the Society's message-based Forum where they will receive a friendly welcome and can ask questions of our knowledgeable members or help to answer queries from other members.

Gunner Arthur Wood

(C) Elaine Greensmith 2020

Elaine Greensmith has kindly transcribed and made available, for the MLFHS, her father’s diary of his ‘Adventures of No. 10 Mountain Battery’. It is evident from the transcript that the diary was written up as often as time allowed and placenames are recorded here as they appeared in the diary.