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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40th Anniversary

February 2022 represents the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the Bolton Family History Society, which was held in the Friends meeting house.

More details about the history of the Bolton Society can be found here, or why not read the report from the Manchester Genealogist Vol 18 No.2 from April 1982 here.

Upcoming Events in Bolton

Exploring Family History - A beginners guide. A ZOOM meeting

7.30pm 5 Oct 2022

A talk that has a distinct Lancashire theme and uses information from the Lancashire Archives to add colour to a family history.


Exploring Family History - beginners guide - a LIVE ROOM meeting

7.30pm 5 Oct 2022 - Bolton Golf Club

Tickets are NOT required to this meeting. NON-Members of MLFHS pay £3 at the door.


Records and Research Using the CWGC Archives - ZOOM Meeting

7.30pm 2 Nov 2022

The talk “Records and Research Using the CWGC Archives” will cover the history of the CWGC archive and how to access its contents,.


Meetings Information

A Grandmothers Legacy: my family history


By Jenny Mallinn, Online via Zoom

Exploring Family History, a Beginners guide


By Kate Hurst, Live & Online via Zoom

Records and Research Using the CWGC Archives


By James Hutton, Live & Online via Zoom