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 was established in 1993 and 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.
Many databases are accessible, which include:
A list of churches in the area is also available.
Lancashire FH and HS:
Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
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:
Blackburn and Darwen
Ewood Park Working Mens Club
318 Bolton Road
Many reference books and microfiche relating to the local area are held by the branch, which include monumental inscriptions.
The Kay Room
Many resources are held by the branch, which include:
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall)
24 The Cedars
St Martin's and St Hilda's Church
Fleetwood Road South
Poulton le Fylde
The Fylde branch of the LFHHS was established on 15th Feburary 1984. Their aims are to promote and encourage the study of family history and heraldry, to make documents accessible to the public, to preserve these documents and to build up a library.
Fylde covers the area of Lancashire between the rivers Ribble and Wyre.
Some maps and photographs are available on their site.
Many resources are accessible through the Society, which include:
St Stephen's Church Centre
With a Speaker:
Accrington and District Blind Society
32 Bank Street
St James Street
The area covered by Hyndburn branch includes:
Irish Ancestry Group:
Lancaster and Morecambe
Morecambe Heritage Centre
The Promenade (Next door to the Winter Gardens)
215 Marine Road
London and South
210 Old Brompton Road
The Society meets with members of the Cumbria FHS.
Pendle and Burnley
A list of places covered by the Society is available on their site.
An Index of Memorial Cards, Silk Ribbons and Press Cuttings is available on their site. A list of Family Pedigrees held at the Colne Library is also accessible.
Many databases are on their site, which include:
Many resources are available for sale, which include:
Some of these resources relate to other counties of the United Kingdom.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.
Kingsfold Methodist Church
4 Dudley Close
The Society was established in February 1977. Some resources are held by the branch, which include:
You are able to download copies of their newsletter from their section of the main site.
St Andrew's U.R. Church
Mrs Rosemary Fitton
13 Bowlers Walk
Longholme Methodist Church (Near Bus Station)
Mrs Rita Hirst
17 Victoria Street
The Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society was originally established as Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry in 1973, holding meetings in Bury and Rawtenstall. When the main Society changed its name on 1 January 1985, the Rawtenstall Group became the Rossendale branch. Areas covered by the branch include:
Many publications are available for sale through the main Society, which include:
Some items of clothing are also available for sale, which incorporate: