Society Meetings and Events

Planned meetings are subject to change at any time

Archive of Past Meetings

Society Meetings and Branch Meetings for Reference

CWGC Research, Records and Archives

2 Nov 2022 (Wed), Bolton, James Hutton, at Bolton and online, 7.30pm

An Irishman Missing in Manchester

19 October 2022 (Wed), Carol Lee, online via zoom, 7.30pm

Studying the 3 R's

19 October 2022 (Wed), Claire Moores, online via zoom, 10.30am

Black History Month: History of Carnival

12 oct 2022 (Wed), MLFHS + Archives+, Linford Sweeney, online via Zoom, 7.00pm

Not Just the 3Rs - life in a Lancashire School

8 October 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Louise Wade, venue TBC, 2.00pm

Exploring Family History - Beginners

5 Oct 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Kate Hurst, at Bolton and online, 7.30pm

The Fromelles Genealogy Project

1 Oct 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, Michelle Leonard, online, 2.00pm

DNA - Sorting your matches

24 Sep 2022 (Sat), Manchester, Hilary Hartigan, Manchester Central Library, 10.30am

Agricultural Hiring Fairs in Northern England

TO BE ARRANGED, Oldham, Stephen Caunce.

A Grandmother's Legacy: My Family History

7 Sep 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Jenny Mallin, online, 7.30pm

Scottish Palaeography Workshop

3 Sep 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, Alison Diamond, online via Zoom, 2.00pm

The Life of the Late James Johnson

13 August 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Carol Talbot, venue TBC, 2.00pm

Was Grandfather a Professional Footballer?

3 Aug 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Peter Holme, at Bolton and online, 7.30pm

Finding Aunt Sarah

27 Jul 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Dr Alan Crosby, online, 7.30pm

John Balshaw's Jigge, Revelry and Royalism in Restoration Lancashire

20 Jul 2022 (Wed), Manchester Quarterly, Dr Jenni Hyde, online via Zoom, 7.30pm

Q&A Informal Social Event at the Library

20 Jul 2022 (Wed), Manchester Quarterly, Q&A at Manchester, 1.00pm

Turnpikes and Maps of Manchester

20 Jul 2022 (Wed), Manchester Quarterly, Paul Hindle, at Manchester, 10.30am

The area between Manchester Cathedral and Victoria Station

9 July 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Geoffrey Scargill, venue TBC, 2.00pm

The Guild of One Name Studies

6 Jul 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Margaret Southgate, at Bolton and online, 7.30pm

Manchester Jewish Museum

2 Jul 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, social event, at Cheetham Hill, 2.30pm, members only

Greater Manchester Police Museum

11 June 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Katie Henderson, at Oldham, 2.00pm

Finding Scots in Canada

4 Jun 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, Christine Woodcock, online, 2.00pm

Researching House History

1 Jun 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Jackie Depelle, at Bolton and online, 7.30pm

History of the Coliseum Theatre in Oldham

14 May 2022 (Sat), Oldham, David Rustidge, at Oldham and online, 2.00pm

(After the AGM) The Great Miss Lydia Becker, Trailblazer!

11 May 2022 (Wed), Manchester Quarterly, Dr Joanna Williams, at Manchester after the AGM, 1.00pm

MLFHS AGM - Manchester Central Library

11 May 2022 (Wed), MLFHS AGM, at Manchester, 1.00pm

Urmston, Flixton, and Davyhulme: Antiques and Curios (followed by AGM)

11 May 2022 (Wed), Manchester Quarterly, Michael Billington, at Manchester, 10.30am

Tracing your Scottish Ancestors at TNA

7 May 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, Audrey Collins of TNA, at Manchester, 2.00pm

Taking care of the past

4 May 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Mark O'Neill, at Bolton and online, 7.30pm

Getting the most out of the census

23 Apr 2022 (Sat), Introductory class by Michael Couper, at Manchester, 10.30am

Joseph Briggs and the Tiffany Glass at the Haworth Art Gallery

9 April 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Douglas Jackson, at Oldham and online, 2.00pm

Finding Aunt Sarah

6 Apr 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Dr Alan Crosby, at Bolton and online, 7.30pm

Anglo Scots AGM and Heirlooms

2 Apr 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, social event, at Manchester, 2.00pm

Family and Local History in the City

26 Mar 2022 (Sat), Fair at Manchester Central Library

Edwin Butterworth - Oldham's Forgotten Historian

12 Mar 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Michael Winstanley, online, 2.00pm

Scottish Banking Records and Your Family

5 Mar 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, Sian Yates, online, 2.00pm

Not Mass Observation Again!

2 Mar 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Dave Burnham, online, 7.30pm

A Grandmother's Legacy - The Early Days

12 Feb 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Jenny Mallin, online 2.00pm

Looking at Kirk Sessions Records in Depth

5 Feb 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, Emma Maxwell, online, 2.00pm

Exploring the 1921 Census - Find My Past

2 February 2022 (Wed), Manchester 1921, Mary McKee, online, 7.30pm

Bolton AGM, followed by Photography: Dating by Design

2 Feb 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Steve Gill, online, 7.30pm

The 1921 Census - Find My Past

29 Jan 2022 (Sat), Manchester 1921, Myko Clelland, online 2.00pm

Irish Unmarried Mothers in Britain

19 Jan 2022 (Wed), Manchester Quarterly, Dr Lorraine Grimes, online

The Moravians

19 Jan 2022 (Wed), Manchester Quarterly, Jean Bailo, online

January Quiz and Social Event

15 Jan 2022 (Sat), Anglo Scots, social event, online

Hanging the Pacifist: Margaret Ashton 1856-1937

8 Jan 2022 (Sat), Oldham, Dr Alison Ronan, online

Marriage Registrations

5 Jan 2022 (Wed), Bolton, Antony Marr, online

Christmas Food and Drink through the ages

1 Dec 2021 (Wed), Bolton, Simon Fowler, online

Old Ireland in Colour

2 Dec 2021 (Thu), Manchester Occasional, Dr Aidan Beatty and Sarah-Anne Buckley, online

Kirk Session Records and Palaeography

20 Nov 2021 (Sat), Anglo Scots, Robin Urquhart, online

Family Life in the Industrial Revolution,

13 Nov 2021 (Sat), Oldham, Dr Alan Crosby, online

Irish Family History

6 Nov 2021 (Sat), Manchester Beginners, Carol Wells, online

Researching Welsh Ancestors

3 Nov 2021 (Wed), Bolton, Dr Penny Walters, online

Salford Histories Festival

30 Oct 2021 (Sat), St Peter's, Swinton, public event

The Two Irish Wives of Friedrich Engels

27 Oct 2021 (Wed), Manchester Occasional, Dr Aidan Beatty, online

Famous Mancunians, or Mighty Men and Wonderwomen

20 Oct 2021, Manchester, Jean Bailo, online

Ancestral Breakthroughs, share your successes!

16 Oct 2021, Anglo Scots, social event, online

The Amazing Mary Higgs, Social Reformer

9 Oct 2021, Oldham, Carol Talbot, online

Research Using Education Records

6 Oct 2021, Bolton, David Tilsley, online

Why you and your cousin don't match on Ancestry!

2 Oct 2021, Manchester Beginners, Hilary Hartigan, online

Horatio Bottomley - Swindler?

25 Sep 2021, Manchester 1921, Jef Page, online

Medieval Manchester Event

25-26 Sep 2021, Chetham's School, public event

Heritage Event

25-26 Sep 2021, Victoria Baths Heritage, public event

Scottish Marriage, Buckled for Life

18 Sep 2021, Anglo Scots, Chris Paton, online

A History of the Cooperative Movement from the Rochdale Pioneers

11 Sep 2021, Oldham, Sophie McCulloch, online

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

8 Sep 2021, Manchester 1921, Dr √Čamon Phoenix, online

Finding Illegitimate Ancestors

1 Sep 2021, Bolton, Anna Watson, online

Passchendaele 1917 the Oldham Battalions

14 Aug 2021, Oldham, Sheila Goodyear, online

The Hidden Secrets of Birth and Death Registration

4 Aug 2021, Bolton, Antony Marr, online

Dating Old Photographs

21 Jul 2021, MLFHS Quarterly, Steve Gill, online

Gems of Manchester Tour

17 Jul 2021, Anglo Scots, Jonathan Schofield, online

A Brief History of the Canals around Oldham and Manchester

10 jul 21, Oldham, Judy Jones, online

Jerome Caminada, the real Sherlock Holmes

7 Jul 2021, Bolton, Joseph O'Neill, online

Pit Lasses, the female miners of 1842

26 jun 2021, Manchester, Denise Bates, online

Zeppelin, the ship of dreams

23 Jun 2021, Manchester 1921, David Skillen, online

The Mitchell Library and its Poor Law Holdings

19 Jun 2021, Anglo Scots, Dr Irene O'Brien, online

Markets to Supermarkets: 200 years of shopping

12 Jun 2021, Oldham, Michael Winstanley, online

A Practical Guide to Irish Research

5 Jun 2021, Manchester Beginners, Carol Wells, online

Liverpool Cowkeepers

2 Jun 2021, Bolton, Dave Joy, online

Confessions of a Country Lane Researcher

8 May 2021, Oldham, Tony Foster, Online

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

15 May 2021, Anglo Scots, Sue Whitaker, online

Tracing Females in the Family

5 May 2021, Bolton, Jackie Depelle, online

The Flour Dealer: Tavel and Politics in Georgian England

1 May 2021, Manchester Occasional, Hilary Hartigan, online

To the Manor Born: Manorial Records for Historians

24 Apr 2021, Manchester Beginners, John Marsden, Online

Manchester Street Names

21 Apr 2021, Manchester Quarterly, Ray Hoerty, Online

Your Ancestral Brick Walls

15 Apr 2021, Anglo Scots, Social Event, Online

Memories from Holidays Past

10 Apr 2021, Oldham, Chris Helme, Online

Quakerism in Bolton

7 Apr 2021, Bolton, Gordon Benson, online

Looking at Census Records

27 Mar 2021, Manchester Beginners, Michael Couper, online

The Scots Elite in Liverpool 1780-1850

20 Mar 2021, Anglo Scots, Dr Alan Crosby, online

A Gartside Man sent to Van Dieman's Land

13 Mar 2021, Oldham, Sheila Goodyear, online

How Newspapers Can Help You With Your research

6 Mar 2021, Manchester Occasional, Denise Bates, online

Researching Your Irish Family

3 Mar 2021, Bolton, Carol Wells, online

Tracing the Irish in Scotland

20 Feb 2021, Anglo Scots, Chris Paton, online

Annie Kenney: Working Class Suffragette

13 Feb 2021, Oldham, Carol Talbot, online

MLFHS: Our New Website

6 Feb 2021, Manchester Beginners, Hilary Hartigan, online

Criminals in Bolton

3 Feb 2021, Bolton, Alan Crosby, online

Starting Your Family Tree

30 Jan 2021, Oldham, Sheila Goodyear, online

Anglo Scots Quiz and Social

16 Jan 2021, Anglo Scots, Social Event, online

DNA - Just Taken Your Test?

9 Jan 2021, Oldham, Hilary Hartigan, online

Moorlands, Memories and Reflections

6 Jan 2021, Bolton, Paul Salverson, online

Our New 'Manchester Ancestors' Website

6 jan 2021, Manchester Quarterly, Hilary Hartigan, online

Festive Quiz and New Website

17 Dec 2020, Anglo Scots, Hilary Hartigan, online

Failsworth and Woodhouse Home Comforts

12 Dec 2020, Oldham, Sheila Goodyear, online

Pretoria Mining Disaster

2 Dec 2020, Bolton, Gareth Ratcliffe, online

DNA: Why Cousins Don't Share DNA

21 Nov 2020, Anglo Scots, Hilary Hartigan, online

Adoption and Family Tree Research

4 Nov 2020, Bolton, Dr Penny Walters, online

Traditional Meeting Days

These dates can vary

Manchester Quarterly Meetings - usually a Wednesday, all day
Manchester Topical Meetings - usually a Saturday morning
Anglo Scots - 1st Saturday afternoon of the month (from Feb 2022)
Bolton - Ist Wednesday evening of the month
Oldham - 2nd Saturday afternoon of the month