This section lists county associations from Lancashire to Leicestershire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
St Helens Townships FHS:
Mrs Pauline Hurst
c/o St Helens Townships FHS
6 Gainford Close
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.
Wigan Family and Local History Society:
7 Pearl Street
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.
Leicestershire and Rutland FHS:
Mrs Joan Rowbottom
37 Cyril Street
The Society was founded on 20 September 1974 and has almost 2000 members. It offers a wide range of activities and services which can help to assist people researching their genealogy.
Many resources are accessible in their Research Centre, lovcated at Unit 4B, Pilot House, King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RN, which include:
12 computers are accessible, where you are able to access FamilySearch and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. You are also able to bring your own laptop if you wish.
You are able to book a microfiche reader in advance of your visit.
Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:
If you cannot get to their Research Centre, the Society offers a research service, which is free to members. If you are not a member of the Society, they ask that you make a donation.