MLFHS E-mail Forum

The forum is an e-mail discussion list with several hundred members which enables members to contact each other and exchange information.  Membership of the forum is free, but is only available to members of MLFHS.

Discussions on the forum should be about genealogy and family history in the Greater Manchester area. Topics might include location and interpretation of records, the meaning of old words, pastimes and customs and announcement and discussion of new web sites.  Some forum members  are prepared to look up information in local archives for members who have difficulty accessing these records. A frequent comment is about how friendly and helpful the members are. Many problems have been solved and connections made as a result of comments made to the list.

If you are already a member of the forum CLICK HERE if you want to change your mail settings (e.g. to suspend mail delivery while you are on holiday).

To join the forum, simply complete the form below and click the 'Subscribe' button.

Your Name:   Your Membership Number:

Your E-mail address:

Please enter a password below. This will be used to allow you to access your record if you wish to change settings. Do not use a valuable password as it will occasionally be emailed back to you in plain text. You can always request a mail-back of your password when you edit your personal options. If you are already subscribed to the MLFHS member area, it is a good idea to use the same password for both.

Password choice: (6-12 characters)
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Would you like to receive list mail batched into digests rather than as individual messages? (You may change this setting after you join.)
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CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on the various facilities available to manage your membership.

To access these features you will need your email address and the password which you provided when you joined. Having done that lets look at what you can do, here is a brief summary:

* Change how you receive messages from the group. You can subscribe as a digest or non digest member. Non digest members receive all messages individually, digest members receive them in blocks of about ten.

* Change your email address and/or your password or get a password reminder.

* Enable or disable email delivery. If you are going away on holiday a couple of simple mouse clicks are all you need to disable mail delivery and to restore it on your return.

* Subscribe with two email addresses so that you can submit messages from either address. You can choose whether to receive list messages at either registered address or both.

* Access the Archives of all past messages either by Thread, Subject, Author or Date.

[Last updated 30 June 2015 - John Marsden]