Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, our society meetings and helpdesk services are now online and we continue to welcome new members.
David is an engaging, animated and entertaining professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects.
Pit Lasses tells the story of around 6,000 women and girls aged between 5 – 75 years old who were working underground in coal mines .
Jerome Caminada was a 19th-century police officer in Manchester who was reputedly the real Sherlock Holmes
Free monthly online talks, on zoom, on the 2nd Saturday each month, from the Oldham & District Branch of MLFHS . Saturday July 10th at 2pm.
“Dating and understanding your old family photographs” How to get the most out of your photographs, date them and learn from their past.
"The 1921 census is a landmark event for family historians, capturing life just after the trauma of the first world war. Find out how this census can help you to find a new generation of your family."
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Our Helpdesk is still open but has moved online during the present restrictions
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