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   Bolton FHS Meeting7.30pm
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   10:30a Beginners Talk 19th & 20th Century Source
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   Courage or Cowardice - John Fidler
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May 2nd, 2018 (Wed)
2p - 4p
  Bolton FHS Meeting7.30pm

BOLTON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

 

Gillian Lonergan, Librarian at the National Co-operative Archive, will be talking about

 

"Researching the Co-op".

 

The talk will be preceded by the Bolton FHS Annual Meeting.

[It is usually quite short.]

 

Meeting start at 7.30pm, Old Links Golf Club, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5SU.

All MLFHS members are welcome to attend our meetings.

Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting @ £3

May 5th, 2018 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Beginners Talk 19th & 20th Century Source

John Marsden looks at Newspapers, Trade Directories, Poll Books and Rate Books, looks at the information they can provide and where they can be found.

May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
  Courage or Cowardice - John Fidler

 In tis talk John puts the question."Courage or Cowardice" of Oldhamers in World War One?????

 Talk starts 2pm till 3pm, in Lees Suite, The Civic Centre,Oldham. (see Oldham Pages for map).

 

May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Anglo-Scottish Branch Meeting

Connecting to Life through Death

What Death Certificates can tell Genealogists, Historians and Demographers

Dr. Eilidh Garrett

 

The information contained in Scotland’s civil registers of death can inform genealogists about their ancestors last hours, historians about aspects of life which do not otherwise often come to light, and demographers about various aspects of mortality. The details can also shed light on less obvious corners of life and death in Victorian Scotland. In her talk Dr. Garrett will explore some of these using examples from the records of the Isle of Skye and the town of Kilmarnock. She will discuss how genealogists, historians and demographers can all find something to interest them in the death records, as well as finding common ground which can help to build bridges between their disciplines.

 

 

 Dr Eilidh Garrett

A graduate of both St. Andrews and Sheffield Universities, Eilidh also spent a year as an apprentice at the Institute of Genealogy and Heraldry in Kent. Her research interests lie in the historical demography of Great Britain in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She has worked extensively with census and civil register material from England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. She has held research posts in a variety of universities, her longest association being with the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Currently, she is a Research Fellow at the History

Department University of Essex and is working, with colleagues there and in Cambridge, on an Atlas of Fertility in Victorian England and Wales, and is also involved in the Digitising Scotlandproject,

Dr. Garrett is based at the University of Edinburg

 

This meeting will be held in PS1