Advice and Assistance


BFHS are happy to try to assist anyone with advice regarding the researching of your family.

There is a Help Desk at the end of every Bolton Meeting or you can send research advice enquires to bolton@mlfhs.org.uk

The MLFHS home page has a series of advice sheets listed under the "INFORMATION" tab and

a downloadable, 42 page, Research Guide in the "ON-LINE DATA" tab / Members Area / Main Menu / Main Document Collection.

The MLFHS have a Help Desk, 10.30a.m. to 3.30p.m., Monday-Friday, in Manchester Central Library.


MLFHS are also able to offer mentoring on a number of topics that might prove helpful to you, the subjects available are:

Ancestry, Internet websites

Brickwall Bursting Skills, House History, Parish Registers, Wills and Probate,

Commonwealth War Grave Commission website, Cemeteries & Memorials in France, Belgium and England, Naval records,

The Counties of East Kent, Essex, Kent, Lancashire, Norfolk, West Sussex, the Midlands [esp. Staffs],

Irish History, Scottish Research,

Manchester area before 1837, Salford Workhouse, Swinton Industrial School,

Contact the Help Desk for more information about this one to one, one hour long service.

To contact the Society return to the Home Page of this website and use CONTACT on the top line.

Most Archives have free Advice Sheets on how to do your researching:

Bolton History Centre Advice Click here

Lancashire Archives Advice Sheets Click here

The National Archives Advice Sheets Click here