Family History Societies - Lancashire to Lincolnshire

This section lists county associations from Lancashire to Lincolnshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Lancashire

Ormskirk and District FHS:

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

Information:

The area covered by the Society includes Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Downholland, Halsall, Hesketh with Becconsall, Lathom, Lydiate, Maghull, Melling, Ormskirk, Rufford, Scarisbrick, Simonswood, Skelmersdale and Tarleton. Most of the places were originally named by the Vikings.

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

St Helens Townships FHS:

Address:

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

E-Mail:

townshipsFHS@googlemail.com

Information:

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.

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

Wigan Family and Local History Society:

Address:

Mr P Spencer

E-Mail:

wigan.fhs@gmail.com

Information:

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

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


Leicestershire

Leicestershire and Rutland FHS:

Address:

Mrs Joan Rowbottom
c/o LARFHS
37 Cyril Street
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE3 2FF

(Research Centre):

Unit 4B
Pilot House
King Street
Leicester
LE1 6RN

E-Mail:

secretary@lrfhs.org.uk

Information:

The Society was founded in 1974 and has almost 3000 members.  It offers a wide range of activities and services which can help to assist people researching their genealogy.

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


Lincolnshire

Isle of Axholme FHS:

Address:

Mrs Norma Neill
c/o Isle of Axholme Family History Society
Colywell
43 Commonside
Westwoodside
Doncaster
DN9 2AR

E-Mail:

secretary@axholme-fhs.org.uk

Information:

The association aims to help people researching their genealogy, specifically in the area of the Isle of Axholme.

In the North-Western corner of the old county of Lincolnshire, separated from the rest of the county by the River Trent, the Isle of Axholme covers an area of approximately 80 square miles.

The River Trent is its eastern boundary, and the Old River Don separates the Isle of Axholme from Yorkshire to the north and to the west. River Idle forms its border with Nottinghamshire.

Website:
http://www.axholme-fhs.org.uk

Lincolnshire FHS:

Address:

Mrs Ann Lillywhite
Buslingthorpe Grange
Faldingworth Road
Middle Rasen
Lincolnshire
LN8 3SA

E-Mail:

chairman@lincolnshirefhs.org.uk

Information:

Lincolnshire Family History Society was founded in 1990 and covers Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey, which are the three parts of the historic county of Lincolnshire. It now has over 3500 members Worldwide.

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

Peterborough and District FHS:

This group is listed under Cambridgeshire