Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society
Oldham & District Branch
SATURDAY MEETINGS COMMENCING February on the second Saturday of the month starting with this first meeting and also in March, April, May, June, September, October and November. The meetings will commence at 2pm with a Speaker on a variety of subjects. This will last for approximately one hour. Members of the committee will be available to assist anyone for a further half hour following the speakers talk.
So the meetings will commence at 2pm and end at approximately 3.30pm
There will be no meeting in January, July, August and December.
The venue is the EDUCATION SUITE GALLERY OLDHAM GREAVES ST, OLDHAM
Special Note - The door charge is as follows:
Members £1.50 and Non Members £2.50
Date Speaker Subject
|February 9th||Ian Hartas||
How to get the best out of the UKBMD Project Websites. An overview and introduction to the various websites that have the original registrar`s indexes online, covering mainly the sites under the UKBMD banner, such as the Lancashire BMD website
|March 9th||Michael Lawson||
The Parish of St Luke`s Chadderton *** see note below St Luke`s Chadderton closed in 2008, its 120th anniversary and although never the official parish church, its size and location meant that it assumed the dignity of a civic church, especially during the period of Chadderton Urban District Council. St Lukes can trace its history back to around 1816 and the formation of Stock Brook Sunday School. From then until its demise the parish had a very memorable history, including the major fire of 1954'
|April 13th||Rod Melton||Oldham Burials **** see note below This talk will cover the recorded burials in Oldham`s religious burial grounds, and the setting up of the municipal burial grounds.|
|May 11th||Mike Buckley||Sources of Early Family History in Saddleworth - Saddleworth Parish Registers, like those of many other churches in the North, are poorly kept before 1700 and incomplete. The talk will explore other records that exist that can be used to trace family histories in the 18th century, early modern period and middle ages. Local examples will be presented of breakthrough discoveries made in this way.|
|June 8th||Tony Foster||
Computers and Family History **** see note below - This talk is aimed at family history researchers who are considering using a computer to assist with their research. The information is presented in a non-technical way and outlines the way in which computers can be used to research ones family histoty and also how computers can be used organising ones research. Although it is meant principally for beginners to family history research, we are sure all will find it of interest.
|September||Cpl Stewart Cook||
A ManchesterTommy. What did he wear and carry? What did he eat? How much did he earn ? What do we really know about the life of the soldiers of the Great War ?
The Day That The Planes Came Down. On a day long ago and setting off together 6 out of 7 planes failed to reach their destination. One of them crashed in Oldham! When? Where? Why ? and with what consequences? It`s a tale worth investigating.!
John was a pupil at Counthill School for 7 years; a history teacher at Counthill School for 26 years and a tutor of "Local History of Oldham" night class for 26 years!
|November||Marian Hewitt||Oldham On Film. Marian Hewitt Service Manager presents Oldham on Film, a section of films from the archive`s collection featuring the lives, industry, cultures and traditions of the people of this vibrant former mill town. From promotional items for the cotton industry of the early post war WW1 period to BBC news items from the 1980s, the history of the town is set out on film.|
*** The Journal (Vol 48 No 4) Shows Rod Melton`s talk on Oldham Burials, this has been put back to June.
**** Please note a further change has had to be made due to circumstances beyond our control. ROD MELTON will now give his talk on Oldham Burials in APRIL and TONY FOSTER will give his talk on Computers and Family History in June.
Any Queries Phone 0161 652 9765 or email email@example.com
CD LOAN Service previously advertised - The CD Loan service has been withdrawn as from January 2012
A LIST of IGI BATCH NUMBERS FOR OLDHAM & DISTRICT CHURCHES (Courtesy of Dorothy Bintley)
Additional information about Branch Activity can be found on the Projects Page
[Last updated: May 21st 2013 by Colin Wood]