North Meols (Southport) Family History Society was founded in 1990 and aims to provide encouragement and support for people interested in genealogy, specifically in North Meols.
An ancient parish, North Meols comprised the two townships of Birkdale and North Meols. This included Churchtown, Crossens, Marshside and Banks. Most of this parish is what we now call Southport.
Photographs are accessible on their site.
Many publications are available for sale, which include:
The area covered by the Society includes:
Most of the places were originally named by the Vikings.
Many resources are accessible in their Research Library, situated in Scout Hall, Wigan Road, Ormskirk.
The Library is a few minutes walk from the railway station, bus station and car parks.
You have to climb some steps to enter the building, and the Society is based upstairs, but items can be brought down to the lower level if required.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible on their site.
The association is based in St Helens, Merseyside and is an independent group of researchers and transcribers.
Their aim is to research their genealogy and also to help others who want to research theirs.
They have a great deal of knowledge about national and local resources which will help you in your research. They also deposit books, transcripts, CDs, microfilms and microfiches in the Local History and Archive Library based in the Central Library.
Some publications are sold by the Society, which include Parish Register Transcriptions of St Mark's, Windle, St Helens Baptisms and Marriages 1886-1940
Transcriptions of Peasley Cross Churches, St Helens are also sold by the Society, which include:
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.
The main aim of the association is to encourage and promote genealogical research.
If you do not live locally, on payment of a fee, the Society can conduct limited research on your behalf.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible.
Craig Thornber has developed a website relating to family and local history in East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. This site includes some church and chapel register transcriptions along with information regarding the Thornber family.