• Search over 2.7 million records, unique to MLFHS

    Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

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  • Search over 2.7 million records, unique to MLFHS

    Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

    Search Records

  • Search over 2.7 million records, unique to MLFHS

    Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

    Search Records

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Our latest blog - 1921 Census - City Centre 100 years ago

What was Manchester like in 1921? Find our curated articles here

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What's new in the database and documents this week? Prepare to be surprised

Our Upcoming Events

Wednesday 1st December 7.30pm

Bolton FHS Meeting - Christmas food and drink through the ages

Join us as we find out what the men, women and children of Bolton and Manchester would have eaten and drank over the Christmas period.

Thursday 2nd December 7.30pm

Old Ireland in Colour

A talk based on the authors' books of colourised black and white photographs documenting the rich history of Ireland.

Wednesday 5th January 7.30pm

Bolton FHS Meeting - The Hidden Secrets of Marriage Registration

Antony Marr's "The Hidden Secrets of Marriage Registration" is a follow up to last August's very popular talk, Birth and Death Registration

More Society and Branch Meetings

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New Datasets

Additions since September 2020

Meetings Archive

Past and future meetings, showcasing our extensive programmes

1921 Census

Placing these census records in context, how your family might have lived

Our Records

A guide to our 2.8 million records and how to search them

Scottish Documents

See how our Scottish colleciton of documents can inform your research

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Roman Catholic Records

Our shop sells CDs and DVDs of registers for numerous Roman Catholic churches in and around Manchester. Click below to search our index of over 800,000 names which appear on these disks.

War Memorial Index

We have indexed the names from over 900 war memorials in Greater Manchester. Search our free index for your ancestor. Find the memorials on which he appears - most of them with photographs.