This section lists county associations of Lancashire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Lancashire Parish Register Society:
Mr Alan Kenwright
19 Churton Grove
Founded in 1898, the association has published approximately 250 volumes on CD, in hardback or on microfiche. Their aims are to transcribe Parish Registers, to edit and publish them and also to help preserve the original documents. All Parish Registers from the 16th Century have now been transcribed, but four dating from the seventeenth century are awaiting completion. They aim to publish to publish 2 volumes per year.
Some transcripts are available in Manchester Central Library's Archive Department.
Some Parish Registers are available to purchase in printed volumes or on CDs.
A list of websites you may find of use is also accessible.
Lancaster and District FH Group:
c/o Lancaster Family History Group
402 Heysham Road
Founded in 1991 by people interested in family history, the group aims to promote genealogical research, compile indexes of local monumental inscriptions and also to increase the holdings of the association.
Many photographs are available on the site, which include photographs of:
Some publications are available for sale, which include:
Liverpool and SW Lancs FHS
35 Greenhill Road
The association was founded in 1976 as the Liverpool Family History Society with a relatively small number of members but as more members joined, more branches were set up by people residing outside of Liverpool. These were St Helens (disbanded), Southport, Skelmersdale, Leigh, Warrington and Widnes.
The association changed its name in order to accommodate the groups, firstly to Liverpool and District FHS and then to its present name of Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society.
Many groups form part of the Society, which include:
Some memorial inscriptions have been recorded by Society members, which include:
Some photographs of old Leigh have been placed in their section of the L&SWLFHS website.
Top Floor Meeting Room
William Brown Street
Photographs relating to old Liverpool are on their section of the main site.
Skelmersdale and Upholland
Upholland Library Community Room
Photographs of Old Skelmersdale are available on the site.
Lord Street West United Church (small hall)
Crosby Road North
Photographs of old Southport are accessible on their site.
Halliwell Jones Rugby Stadium
opposite Tesco Supermarket
Photographs of Warrington are accessible on the site.
John Dalton Community Centre
Our Lady of the Perpetual Succour
Off Royal Avenue
The group was established in 1994 with 13 members, them meeting in Widnes library. 20 people now come to the monthly meetings. They welcome new members and look forward to meeting you.
Their aims are to promote and encourage interest in family history and to transcribe records, making them accessible to the public.
Photographs of Widnes are accessible on the site.
A forum is also available on the main site.
Some databases are accessible, which include:
Some of these databases are accessible to members only.
Many publications are available for sale, which include: