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Manchester Ancestors Family History Fair 2024

Please note: this is a work in progress and is awaiting content from some of the stand holders. Please check back later for more information.

Manchester & Lancashire FHS

Our volunteers will be available to help you with any questions you may have about joining us and/or the volunteering opportunities that are available. We will also have our well-stocked book shop where you can browse a wide range of books including the Neil Richardson series, and a range of maps.

MLFHS Helpdesk

Our MLFHS Family History Help Desk will be open from 11:00-2:00 !! We've got some of the top team in. So please stop by with your queries. Hope to see you there!

Anglo-Scottish FHS

Our Anglo-Scottish branch will be present to tell us about the sets of records that might help you with Scottish ancestors who migrated to Manchester - and many other places. A small collection of pre-loved Scottish-history-related books will also be available to first-comers to buy.

Bolton Family History Society

Our Bolton branch can tell you about their in-person meetings held at a local venue, and the valuable records that their members have been transcribing and making available to society members.

Oldham & District FHS

Our Oldham branch will be busy with their own meeting, in Oldham, on the day, but will be represented on the MLFHS stand. Plenty of time to visit their stand, and all the other stands, in the morning, and then catch a tram to the meeting in Oldham!

Manchester Corporation Transport

The Manchester Corporation Transport Staff Records are a very important archive and our volunteers have assisted with the preservation and transcription of these records. A selection of the Museum's valuable archives will be available to view and you can learn more about the Museum, its collections and public events.

Cheshire FHS

Tameside Local History Centre

Liverpool &SWLFHS

Lancashire FH and Heraldry Society

Elizabeth Gaskell House

Victoria Baths

Police Scam Squad

Family & Community Historical Research

Salford Cemeteries Trust

Salford and Cheetham Hill in Focus

Film Archive

Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society

Orwell Valley Mining Project

Manchester, Bury and Bolton Canal Society

Friends of St Thomas Church, Salford


Custodians of Greater Manchester Council's Archives, staff from Archives+ will display a selection from their collections. Archives+ are celebrating 10 years of partnership with the Manchester Central Library.

Free Entry

Come and see us! Bring your friends, bring the children, see some of the archives, talk to members of other societies and organsiations - not just from Manchester - we welcome societies and organisations who have interests similar to ours. After all - where did your ancestors come from? For most people the answer is that people did move, did travel around, and Manchester Ancestors can be found all over the world. Join us and see if our knowledgeable members can help you, or just enjoy our in-person and online meetings. There is something at MLFHS for everyone.