Established in 1964, Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society is one of the oldest family history societies in England, with some 3,750 members. The area of interest that it covers is Greater Manchester, including Bolton and Oldham.
The Society has local branches with monthly meetings in Oldham and Bolton, and also specialist branches concerned with Irish and Scottish research. It also holds quarterly full-day meetings in Manchester. It is very active in transcription and indexing projects and has published a wide variety of material. It offers regular courses for beginners. The e-mail forum encourages a lively exchange of knowledge and opinions, while the quarterly journal “The Manchester Genealogist”, enables members at home and further afield to enjoy general articles on family history, learn more about the area of their ancestors, and be kept up to date with events and all the services that the society offers. Members’ interests are to be found in the journal, on CD, and on the excellent and informative website, which also contains details of the Society’s research services and its large range of publications which can also be bought from Genfair. The Society’s research centre is located on the 3rd floor of Clayton House, an attractive Edwardian building on Piccadilly in central Manchester.
Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society is a registered charity (no. 515599) and is a data provider for the Federation of Family History Societies.