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THE BOLTON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY



A branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

 

Society News

  • 2019 Programme of talks is now available here
    11 Nov 2018
  • Bolton's Genies December Newsletter is now available here.
    2 Dec 2018
  • A copy of the Christmas Quiz with answers can be found on the Handouts page, also available directly here.
    11 Nov 2018
  • A list of Bolton names connected with the Peterloo Massacre is available on the Handouts page, also available directly here.
    23 Nov 2018
  • Bolton's Genies November Newsletter is now available here.
    11 Nov 2018
  • Bolton's Genies October Newsletter is now available here.
    7 Oct 2018
  • Bolton's Genies September Newsletter is now available here.
    8 Sep 2018
  • A page has been added to this site containing details of workshops you may wish to attend, the page can be found here.
    27 Aug 2018
  • A new link has been added to the Videos page, covering the Local BMD Project online tutorial - Basic Introduction, also available directly here.
    27 Aug 2018
  • A new link has been added to the Videos page, covering a FindMyPast Search Masterclass, also available directly here.
    17 Aug 2018
  • Bolton's Genies August Newsletter is now available here.
    4 Aug 2018
  • Bolton's Genies July Newsletter is now available here.
    8 July 2018
  • Bolton's Genies June Newsletter is now available here.
    10 June 2018
  • Bolton's Genies May Newsletter is now available here.
    6 May 2018
  • Bolton's Genies Extra Newsletter is now available here, containing notice of a motion to be raised at the Annual General Meeting in May.
    23 Apr 2018
  • Bolton's Genies April Newsletter is now available here.
    7 Apr 2018
  • Parish Maps of the Salford 100 are available direct, or via the Maps page.
    7 Apr 2018
  • Following the April talk, Jackie Depelle has supplied a copy of her handout which is now available here.
    7 Apr 2018
  • A page has been added to this site containing links to various webpages with video content which may be of interest, the page can be found here.
    19 Mar 2018
  • Bolton's Genies March Newsletter is now available here.
    11 Mar 2018
  • After a further change, the speaker and subject for the March 2018 talk will now be, Steven Halliwell, on Moses Holden 1777 - 1864: Self-educated Genius.
    5 Mar 2018
  • Bolton's Genies February Newsletter is now available here.
    9 Feb 2018
  • Following the talk by Mark Campbell - Scottish Family History Research, a handout with further information can be found on the handouts page here.
    8 Feb 2018
  • Bolton's Genies January Newsletter is now available here.
    13 Jan 2018


All correspondence should be sent to our email address:bolton@mlfhs.org.uk


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.

To join or un-subscribe from the mailing list Click Here

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 meetings are free for members of the MLFHS, £3 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 swapped/collected at the meetings.

At the beginning and 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.





PROGRAMME OF TALKS, 2019

Wednesday 9th January, 7.30pm,
(Note: 2nd Wednesday of the month)

David Tomlinson - retired technical director of Warburtons

Bread, the Staff of Life - A look at the history of Warburtons

 

Wednesday 6th February, 7.30pm,

Dr Alan Crosby - Family & Local Historian, University Lecturer

A manicurist? in cowboy country: the adventures of Edith Crosby, 1882-1966

 

Wednesday 6th March, 7.30pm,

Mark Campbell - Senior member of the Anglo-Scottish FHS

Pre-registration Scottish research.

 

Wednesday 3rd April, 7.30pm,

Jackie Depelle - Chair of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies

Ideas for researching non-conformists

 

Wednesday 1st May, 7.30pm,

Anna Watson - Retired archivist from Lancashire Archives

Probate records - wills bring out the worst in people

 

Wednesday 5th June, 7.30pm,

Kate Hurst - WDYTYA researcher

Research, with reference to Sir Ian McKellen's story

 

Wednesday 3rd July, 7.30pm,

Gail Newsham - Official biographer to the team

The Dick Kerr Ladies Football Team, who took the country by storm

 

Wednesday 7th August, 7.30pm,

Alan Davies - Miner, Mining Museum Curator

The Pit Brow women of the Lancashire coalfield

 

Wednesday 4th September, 7.30pm,

Phil Stringer

GENUKI - The free "virtual" reference library - an update

 

Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30pm,

Dr Mike Newell - Head of Archaeology, Salford University

The Bridgewater Canal - an update on recent major discoveries

 

Wednesday 6th November, 7.30pm,

Victoria Coyle

The UKBMD website and how to use it

 

Wednesday 28th November, 7.30pm,
(Note: Last Wednesday in the month)

Christmas Supper, this event will be ticket only

 

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 December 2018.