Lancashire Family History Society

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.


Contact Information

Address:

Stephen Benson

E-Mail:

secretary@nmfhssouthport.co.uk


Society Photographs

Photographs are accessible on their site.


Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Church Extracts
  • Churchtown: Portrait of a Village
  • Local History Books
  • NMFHS Magazines (Back Issues)
  • North Meols Tithe Maps Apportionment Book
  • Old Ordnance Survey Maps
  • One Name Extracts from Census Returns
  • One Name Extracts from North Meols Parish Records

Website:
http://www.nmfhssouthport.co.uk


Ormskirk and District Family History Society

The area covered by the Society includes:

  • Aughton
  • Bickerstaffe
  • Burscough
  • Downholland
  • Halsall
  • Hesketh with Becconsall
  • Lathom
  • Lydiate
  • Maghull
  • Melling
  • Ormskirk
  • Rufford
  • Scarisbrick
  • Simonswood
  • Skelmersdale
  • Tarleton

Most of the places were originally named by the Vikings.


Contact Information

Address:

ODFHS
27 Bath Springs
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 2XP

(Meetings):

Guide HQ
Moorgate
Ormskirk

(Research Library):

Scout Hall
Wigan Road
Ormskirk

E-Mail:

secretary@odfhs.org.uk


Society Resources

Many resources are accessible in their Research Library, situated in Scout Hall, Wigan Road, Ormskirk.


Research Library Location

The Library is a few minutes walk from the railway station, bus station and car parks.


Research Library Accessibility

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.


Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible on their site.

Website:
http://www.odfhs.website


St Helens Townships Family History Society

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.


Contact Information

Address:

Mrs Pauline Hurst
c/o St Helens Townships FHS
6 Gainford Close
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 4UN

E-Mail:

townshipsFHS@googlemail.com 


Society Publications

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:

  • St Joseph's RC Church Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1875-1940
  • St Vincent's RC Church Baptisms and Marriages 1904-1940
  • Peasley Cross Congregational Church Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1901-1940

Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.

Website:
http://www.sthelenstownshipsfhs.org.uk


Wigan Family and Local History Society

The main aim of the association is to encourage and promote genealogical research.

Contact Information

Address:

Sharon Weir
7 Pearl Street
Wigan
WN6 7HL

E-Mail:

wigan.fhs@gmail.com


Society Research Service

If you do not live locally, on payment of a fee, the Society can conduct limited research on your behalf. 


Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible.

Website:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/familyhistory/


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.



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