Family History Societies -
Lancashire (S-Z) to Leicestershire

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

Lancashire (S-Z)

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.

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

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

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


Wigan Family and Local History Society:

Address:

Sharon Weir
7 Pearl Street
Wigan
WN6 7HL

E-Mail:

wigan.fhs@gmail.com

Information:

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.

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 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:

  • 1710 Poll Book for Rutland
  • 1712 Land Tax Assessments
  • Catholic Church Registers
  • CD-ROMs
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Domesday Book - Leicestershire
  • Electoral Roll (1991)
  • GRO Index of Births and Marriages 1837-2002
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Leicester City Parish Records
  • Leicestershire Parish records
  • Leicestershire Strays
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • National Probate (Wills) Index
  • Reference Books
  • Rutland Parish Records
  • Scotland Parish Registers
  • School Records
  • Wills Indexes

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:

  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Military Indexes: Absent Voters List 1918/1919
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Wills Indexes

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.

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



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