THE BOLTON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY



A branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society



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 Boltonís 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.


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 CDís 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, 30th November, 2016, 7.30pm,

A Christmas Celebration - this is a ticketed event. Get yours at the October Meeting.



PROGRAMME OF TALKS, 2017



Wednesday, 11th January, 7.30pm,

David Burnham, Social Worker Historian,

will talk about Bolton Workhouse Records, 1900-1930.

& the Poor Law Guarians who ran the workhouse.



Wednesday, 1st February, 7.30pm,

Dr Alan Crosby, Historian & University Lecturer,

will talk about Sex and Sin in 17th C Lancashire

What did your ancestors get up to on those dark nights?



Wednesday, 1st March, 7.30pm,

Steve Gill, Photographer & photograph historian,

will talk about The history of photography and photograph restoration



Wednesday 5th April, 7.30pm,

Caroline Furey Bolton Archives, Collections Access Officer,

will talk about the pre-NHS health service in Bolton



Wednesday 3rd May, 7.30pm,

ANNUAL MEETING chaired by MLFHS Chairman, John Marsden.

John will also be giving this evening's talk, The Lancashire BMD website.



Wednesday 7th June, 7.30pm,

David Casserley, author and historian,

will talk about Bolton in the Civil War, A massacre but why?



Wednesday 5th July, 7.30pm,

Peter Braun, National Trust volunteer,

will talk about Monarchy & Dunham Massey Hall.

An illustrated talk about the Hall and its occupiers..



Wednesday 2nd August, 7.30pm,

Barry Mills, former Bolton Borough Archivist,

will talk about Concientious Objectors in two World Wars.



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.



Wednesday 29th November, 7.30pm,

The BFHS Christmas party.

This is a ticket only event.

Further details will be available nearer the time.





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 6th November 2016.