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MANCHESTER & LANCASHIRE FHS was formed in 1964 and is now one of the largest family history societies in the world. Although the Society is united by a common interest in Genealogy and Family History, members also pursue interests in closely related fields. Many are also local historians, whilst others share an interest in the application of computers to genealogy. The Society and its Branches, between them, offer around 50 meetings a year at which an invited speaker or a Society member will speak on a topic of genealogical interest.

THE SOCIETY incorporates four branches representing specialist interests. Each Branch organises its own programme of monthly meetings over and above those of the parent Society and undertakes locally-based or topic-based projects. Membership of Manchester & Lancashire FHS includes membership of any or all of the Branches free of charge.

WE ARE A CHARITY, registered under UK charity legislation (Number 515599). We operate within the terms of a published constitution which invests the management of the Society in an Executive Committee of Trustees elected from the Society membership. The Trustees meet six times each year to agree strategy and policy. The Society is funded by subscriptions from its members and through commercial activities such as the sale of publications.