Welcome to the MFLHS Explorer Challenge pages. It is hoped that
everyone who would like to find out more about researching their family
history will be able to learn something from trying out some of the
challenges we have planned. You do not have to have ancestors that
originated from Manchester, though we have access to more primary
information for the Manchester & Lancashire area. You are welcome to get
involved with any of the challenges. You may only want to try one or two
challenges or you many want to work your way through the different challenge
levels. The choice is yours.
The Challenges have been set up with approximate age groups
Bronze 8-10 years
Silver 11-13 years
Gold 14 – upwards
This is only a guide. It would be
better to progress from Bronze to Silver and onto Gold, especially if you
are just starting to put together your family tree. The challenges do
increase in difficulty and understanding as you work your way through.
Groups & Organisations
In an attempt to encourage children and young people into family
history the Society’s aim is to:
To instil in children & young people an interest in family history &
genealogy in general but in particular the Manchester & Lancashire area. To
offer guidance, supervision, support, assistance, research strategies and
techniques in order to achieve this.
To make available a series of
online downloadable worksheets and provide occasional holiday or weekend
workshops. Young people can work through a series of activities roughly
based on age.
The Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society are happy to organise and
offer guidance to:
Please email us at