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The Manchester Genealogist

Our Quarterly Journal

The Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society’s magazine, the Manchester Genealogist, is published quarterly and sent within your membership subscription free of charge to your home address (primary member only). The magazine contains articles of general interest, meeting and book reviews and up to date information on the latest developments in genealogy.

The Manchester Genealogist also includes sections devoted to each of the Society's Branches and as such we are always looking for articles that may be of local interest and will help other Society members with their own research. Have you encountered one ancestor in particular whose story resonates among all others and that you feel deserves telling? Have you researched multiple avenues? Where did you look? What did you find? Did they have a business or live in a residence that will be well known to Boltonians everywhere?

Please send any submissions by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and marked for the attention of the Journal Editor and please note that copyright on all articles remains with Manchester and Lancashire FHS unless stated otherwise.

Longer Articles that have not appeared in the Manchester Genealogist

A Bolton Dungeon

The Pembertons of Bolton le Moors and a Coca-Cola Connection

A Bolton Dungeon and Coca-Cola

Foster's Famous Shoes

Fosters were the beginnings of Reebok running shoes.

Foster Family History

Cotton, Culture and Characters

A guided walk around Eagley and Bradshaw Brooks.

Cotton Culture and Characters May 2020

Churchgate Cross

Hand coloured postcard photograph showing Churchgate Cross (here called the Market Cross). Shops can be seen on both sides. Various people, with some stood around and at the bottom of the cross. Circa 1913.

ID 196912231by Location - Churchgate Cross Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK. Date found 1913 (circa), Object type - postcard, reference number Copyright information - Bolton Council, ©2013 Bolton Library and Museum Service. All rights reserved.