A branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

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The Bolton Branch of the MLFHS is a local society dedicated to the study and recording of genealogy and family history.

Whether you are new to genealogy or an experienced researcher we aim to provide meetings and activities that will be of interest and assist you in furthering your researches.

Note: the MLFHS webpages [left end of the tab bar above] also have useful information.

BFHS produce The Bolton’s Genies Newsletter which is distributed by email only.

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The Newsletter Archive can be found under the Misc tab above.


To join the society click here

Bolton Meetings

All members of the MLFHS are welcome to attend our meetings.

Meetings are held at the

Montserrat Room, 1st Floor,

Old Links Golf Club, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5SU.

Old Links Golf Club Plan

Our meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm.

There is parking for 70 cars.

The meeting are free for members of the MLFHS, £2 for non-members.

Guests and potential members are sure of a warm welcome. From 7.00pm tea & coffee are available in the room, and drinks are available from the bar.

Unwanted genealogy magazines and CD’s can be swopped/collected at the meetings.

At the end of every meeting there is a Help Desk, manned by experienced researchers, available to assist you with your genealogy problems.

The Meeting Handouts Archive which can be found under the Misc tab above has a downloadable/printable copy of the programme.


Wednesday 6th September, 7.30pm,

David Lambert, Secretary, Federation of Family History Societies,

will talk about Wills & Probate Revisited.

Wednesday 4th October, 7.30pm,

Gail Newsham, author,

will talk about The Dick Kerr Ladies Football Team.

Not just football but an important piece of women's social history.

Wednesday 1st November, 7.30pm,

Tony Foster, experienced family historian,
will talk about A trip to Switzerland, 1917, and POW research in 1916/17.

Terry Walsh from The Family History Partnership will be selling his range of books on all aspects of Family History.

Wednesday 29th November, 7.30pm,

The BFHS Christmas party.

This is a ticket only event.

Linda Sawley, author and historian will give a talk on the history of Christmas

Reports of earlier meetings can be found in the online copies of The Manchester Genealogist Magazine which can be seen in the Members Area accessed from the MLFHS Home Page.

The Bolton pages on this website were last updated on 10th August 2017.