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*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch] has several collections of Lancashire records: [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oldham Cemetery Registers]], [[England, Lancashire, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lancashire Parish Registers]] and [[England, Manchester, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Manchester Parish Registers]]  
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*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch] has transcribed over 21 million Lancashire CMB entries; see also these collections of Lancashire records: [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oldham Cemetery Registers]], [[England, Lancashire, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lancashire Parish Registers]] and [[England, Manchester, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Manchester Parish Registers]]  
*[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ Lancashire Online Parish Clerks (OPCs)] .  Indexes and transcripts only, no images. This site has transcribed over 9.3 million baptism, marriage, burial and banns entries for the county as of April 2018 . Search by parish or the whole county  
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*[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Search/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerks (OPCs)] .  Indexes and transcripts only, no images. This site has transcribed over 9.3 million baptism, marriage, burial and banns entries for the county as of April 2018 . Search by parish or the whole county  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/lprs/ Lancashire Parish Register Society] transcribes and publishes parish registers for pre-1837 Lancashire. Their published books may be accessed at local public and college libraries and archive institutions worldwide.  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/lprs/ Lancashire Parish Register Society] transcribes and publishes parish registers for pre-1837 Lancashire. Their published books may be accessed at local public and college libraries and archive institutions worldwide.  
*Ancestry ($) has indexes and images of the nearly all Lancashire Church of England parish records. These are found in many sometimes overlapping collections, arranged by location (Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire) and date. For example, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2960 Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915]  
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*Ancestry ($) has indexes (12.6 million) and images of the nearly all Lancashire Church of England parish records; also see their 2.4. million R. Catholic index for Liverpool. These are found in many sometimes overlapping collections, arranged by location (Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire) and date. For example, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2960 Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915]  
*FindMyPast has records for Manchester.   
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*FindMyPast has records for Manchester (2.6 million). 
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*FreeReg.org.uk has some records for Lancashire.   
 
*[http://www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/ Manchester burials online]  
 
*[http://www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/ Manchester burials online]  
  

Revision as of 09:28, 8 June 2018

Lancashire Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Lancashire Background
Local Research Resources

Before 1837 church records are the main source for genealogical research in Lancashire. They typically record baptisms, marriages and burials. After 1837 they were superseded by Civil Registration. However they remain useful post-1837 for determining which religions your ancestors belonged to and due to the costs for accessing civil registration records.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Early morning view across the Lune valley, from near Crook of Lune

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Lancashire was comprised of at least 75 ancient parishes, but well over 400 extant chapels (chapelries) and district churches prior to 1851. It is very important to note that each parish had many chapels with their ow

n registers. On average each parish had 8, but Manchester had 150!

To view Lancashire's parishes and/or chapelries, click on the links below for the desired parish or chapelry.

  1. The Parishes(A-Z)
  2. The Chapelries(A-Z)

Online records[edit | edit source]

IGI and Extracted Records[edit | edit source]

Other Sources

Marriage Licences[edit | edit source]

Catholic Records[edit | edit source]

Recusant rolls:

  • 1628 - Earwaker, J.P. Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628. London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library - free.

Nonconformist Records[edit | edit source]

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Raymond, Stuart A. Lancashire: a genealogical bibliography, vol. 2. Registers, inscriptions and wills. Birmingham [England]: Federation of Family History Societies, c 1996-1997.


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' British Origins, (Wayback Machine) accessed 31 August 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of the Joiner Marriage Index', The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 1 September 2013.
  3. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 1 September 2013.
  4. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  5. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.