Bolton Events

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The Bolton Family History Society encourages and supports research into family history and works for the preservation of and improved access to relevant archival material. An important part of the Society's work is to educate researchers so that they may get the best out of their research through a regular programme of talks with speakers on topics relating to family history and local history within the Greater Bolton area.

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Upcoming Events in Bolton

Bolton FHS Meeting - Jerome Caminada, the real Sherlock Holmes

7.30pm 7 Jul 2021

Jerome Caminada was a 19th-century police officer in Manchester who was reputedly the real Sherlock Holmes


Bolton FHS Meeting - The Cotton Famine and how badly was Bolton affected?

7.30pm 4 Aug 2021

The Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861-65 and how badly affected was Bolton?


Bolton FHS Meeting - Researching illegitimate ancestors

7.30pm 1 Sep 2021

Retired professional archivist Anna Watson explains how Church Court Records can help to find our illegitimate ancestors


Meetings Information

Jerome Caminada

7 July 2021

By Joseph O'Neill, online via Zoom.

The Cotton Famine

4 August 2021

By Victoria Coyle, online via Zoom.

Illegitimate Ancestors

1 September 2021

By Anna Watson, online via Zoom.

Education Records

6 October 2021

By David Tilsley, online via Zoom.

The Welsh Diaspora

3rd November 2021

By Dr Penny Walters, online via Zoom.