This section lists county associations of Lancashire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Miss Julia M Fairbairn
c/o Furness FHS
64 Cowlarns Road
The association covers the area which is bounded by the sea to the South, Windermere and Cartmel to the East, River Duddon and Dunnerdale to the West and Langdale valleys to the North.Website:
Lancashire FH and HS:
56 Longbrook Avenue
The association was founded in 1973 and aims to advance the study of genealogy and heraldry whilst helping to find, publish and make available records and documents.
They also hope to provide an information service and library.
In addition, they help to transcribe and preserve original documents and records. It now has thirteen centres across the county and one in London. The centres in the county are:
Lancashire Parish Register Society:
Mr Alan Kenwright
19 Churton Grove
Founded in 1898, the association has published around 197 volumes on CD, in hardback or on microfiche. The main aims of the group are to transcribe Parish Registers, to edit and publish them and also to aid with the preservation of the original documents.Website:
Lancaster and District FH Group:
c/o Lancaster Family History Group
402 Heysham Road
Founded in 1990, the group aims to promote genealogical research, compile indexes of local monumental inscriptions and also to increase the holdings of the association.Website:
Liverpool and SW Lancs FHS
35 Greenhill Road
The association was founded in 1976 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.
A special interest group was also set up specifically for those with Anglo-Irish ancestry, but this has now disbanded. The association changed its name in order to accommodate the groups, firstly to Liverpool and District FHS and then to their present name of Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society.Website:
Manchester and Lancashire FHS:
Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
If you wish to contact them, please use the their Contact MLFHS form.
Founded in 1964 the Society is one of the largest in the world. Members share a common interest in genealogy, but also have an interest in other related fields.Website:
North Meols (Southport) FHS:
The association was founded in 1990 and aims to provide encouragement and support for people who have an interest in genealogy, specifically in the area of 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.Website:
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.