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April 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
   10:30a Beginners Talk Pre 1837 research
   Bolton FHS Branch Meeting
   9:30a WhoDoYou Think You Are? Live
   9:30a WhoDoYou Think You Are? Live
   Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
   9:30a WhoDoYou Think You Are? Live
   2p Oldham Branch - And In Flew Enza - Tony Foster
   Visit to Gorton Monestery
   Anglo-Scots Meeting
   Manchester Quarterly Meeting
   9a SAFHS 29th Annual Conference

Apr 1st, 2017 (Sat)
2p - 3:30p
  Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
Apr 1st, 2017 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Beginners Talk Pre 1837 research

Jean Newman explores Parish Registers with brief mention of other Parish Records. Importance of the Parish to our ancestors. Baptisms and Burials 1813-1837.  Marriages 1754-1837. Earlier Registers. Pitfalls and problems--ideas for solving them.

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.

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Apr 5th, 2017 (Wed)
  Bolton FHS Branch Meeting
Apr 6th, 2017 (Thu) -- Apr 8th, 2017 (Sat)
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  WhoDoYou Think You Are? Live

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

The world's largest family history show

NEC Birmingham

We will be there

Stand 244

Apr 8th, 2017 (Sat)
  Bolton Training Courses at Bolton Library
Apr 8th, 2017 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Oldham Branch - And In Flew Enza - Tony Foster

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

This talk is based on the Spanish Flu that was a worldwide pandemic and resulted in 50 to 100 million deaths during 1918-1919. There were 228,000 deaths in the UK of which 611 deaths occurred in Oldham. In the talk Tony will outline the various sources that can be used to explain how the flu affected the local community and how they coped with this “new” flu. The talk will also explain the commercial remedies that could be purchased over the chemist counter.  Tony has been involved with family history research since the early 1970s and is a Vice-President of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society. In 2000 he completed a MA in Local History.

Apr 10th, 2017 (Mon)
  Visit to Gorton Monestery

Built between 1863  & 1872 a Gade 2 listed building. There will be a talk "The Monestery Story" from the arrival the first Friars in 1861 to the present day, plus a talk by The Monestery Archavist. 

For more details go to Eventbrite. 

Apr 15th, 2017 (Sat)
  Anglo-Scots Meeting

There will be no meeting this month

Apr 19th, 2017 (Wed)
  Manchester Quarterly Meeting


To be held in the Performace Space

10.30 am - 3.00 pm

10.30 am  The Munificent SirJohn Leigh

Speaker:  Leslie Turner

Sir John Leigh, 1st Baronet (of Altrincham) a Manchester man who made his fortune in the Lancashire cotton industry.  He launched his career as a politician in 1922 which lasted until 1945.  He built and equipped a number of hositals in WW1 and made other public benefactions including a public park in Altrincham

11.45 am  Annual General Meeting

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm  The Archaeology of Salford, revelaing the City's Past

Speaker:  Dr Mike Nevell

Reviews several decades of archaeological work within the city, from Iron Age farmsteads to 19th century industrial workers housing

Registration is essential

To register, visit Eventbrite booking page


Apr 22nd, 2017 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  SAFHS 29th Annual Conference

SAFHS Annual Conference and Family History Fair

Building Bridges : Making Connections

Bay Hotel

Burntisland, FiFe