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Manchester Genealogist

The Manchester Genealogist

As a member of the MLFHS you will automatically receive a copy of our flagship quarterly magazine, The Manchester Genealogist, mailed to your home address. If you have just joined, the first issue will be mailed to you around the first day of March, June, September or December after joining. 

To access The Manchester Genealogist archives, which can be browsed, or searched by index, please Log In (above) with your membership number or email address, then scroll down the Member Area page to the archives link.

The Manchester Genealogist is registered with the British Library as a serial publication [ISSN No. 0143-1331] and copies are deposited in the principal UK copyright libraries.

Submitting articles for publication

We encourage our members to submit articles for publication. These may be on any topic related to family history, but we particularly welcome articles which might help members to pursue their own research. This is also an ideal way to share your research with other members and to record your work for future researchers.

We prefer to receive articles by email, created with Microsoft Word, ODT (such as Google Documents) or Rich Text Format (RTF). Photographs are also welcomed.  Please scan photographs at 300dpi, save them in TIF or JPEG format and attach them to the email. Include your full name and membership number in the email and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  More details can be found in the current edition of The Manchester Genealogist. The Society reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication.

Our Journal Archives

The Society has copies of, as far we can be certain, every journal published since 1964, each copy has been scanned and indexed and can be searched by using the Search button at the top of the page. You can also browse the archives from the Member Area home page (use the Log in button at the top of the page, then scroll down the member area page to the archives link). What can you find in the archived journals?

  •  Accounts written by members who have resourced their histories and knocked down their brickwalls
  • Original research about families and localities that might connect with your research

  • Little known or unusual sources of information, usually listed at the end of articles


The deadline for publication appears in each issue of the magazine. As a guide, because Covid-19 has taught us that things can change unexpectedly, deadline dates are usually the the first day of January, April, July and October.


You, as contributor, are responsible for ensuring that material for publication does not breach copyright. All articles published in The Manchester Genealogist are © The Trustees of Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (in particular MLFHS will have the authority to agree to the publication, in whole or part, by third parties). If you wish to retain copyright in your article, please make this clear when it is submitted for publication.

The Earwaker Prize

We are particularly proud of the quality standards maintained by our many contributors in terms of diligent and innovative research techniques and resources as well as their reporting prowess. To acknowledge this and to encourage potential contributors, we award a prize [in the form of a book token] annually for the best article appearing in the magazine during the previous year. This is usually awarded at the Annual General Meeting.