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March 2017
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   Bolton FHS Branch Meeting
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   Trip to St Mary,s Deane
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   10:30a Beginners Talk Census records
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   Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
   2p Oldham Branch - Poor Law in 1834 - Alan Crosby
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   Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
   2p Anglo-Scots Meeting
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   Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
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Mar 1st, 2017 (Wed)
2p
  Bolton FHS Branch Meeting
Mar 3rd, 2017 (Fri)
  Trip to St Mary,s Deane

The trip and talk starts at 2.00pm and will be given by Rev Terry Clark There is a £2 charge which includes refreshments . This trip is open to members and non members alike.

Mar 4th, 2017 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Beginners Talk Census records

Michael Couper looks at the reasons for and method of taking census together with the varied information each census gives.  Also discussed will be methods of finding your ancestor when errors of transcription have occurred.

These talks are aimed at people new to family history research or those who simply wish to refresh their knowledge. Talks will normally be held in the Performance Space on the ground floor of Manchester Central Library on Saturday mornings from 10.30am until approximately 12.30pm.. The talks are free to Society members but non-members are most welcome to attend for a small charge of £3.00  (refundable for anyone who joins on the day).

Booking is recommended and helps in planning. An online booking facility is available on our web site at www.mlfhs.org.uk  (Click on the ‘Eventbrite’ link) or alternatively telephone us on 0161-234 1060 or e-mail office@mlfhs.org.uk

Participants may attend any or all of these topics as desired. It is expected that we will run these on a regular basis, depending on demand.

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEB SITE www.mlfhs.org.uk

Mar 11th, 2017 (Sat)
  Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
Mar 11th, 2017 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Oldham Branch - Poor Law in 1834 - Alan Crosby

Held in the Education Suite, Gallery Oldham (a short walk from Oldham Central Metrolink Stop)

The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 completely transformed the system of poor relief which had operated since 1601. It centralised administration, created the massive union workhouses so feared by our Victorian forebears, and turned a comparatively humane system into a draconian one where deterrent was the key word (in other words, make the workhouse so unwelcoming that people will be deterred from applying for assistance). The aim was to cut the welfare budget. Sounds familiar? It didn’t work, and especially not in Lancashire and Yorkshire, but it was a fundamental aspect of Victorian society. If your ancestor was a pauper, this is the system they had to deal with.

Mar 18th, 2017 (Sat)
  Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
Mar 18th, 2017 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  Anglo-Scots Meeting

This Meeting will be held at Manchester Central Library

Annual Meeting

Members Heirlooms

This meeting will be held in Performance Space 1

Mar 25th, 2017 (Sat)
  Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library