LANCASHIRE LOOK UP EXCHANGE

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If you own any Lancashire resources or have easy access to Lancashire records and are willing to add your name to this list of volunteers then please e-mail Kaye Christian
Give the full titles of any reference you are prepared to check.
Suitable items would include tax lists, electoral rolls, directories, census indexes, indexed parish registers etc.

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The following is a list of reference works on Lancashire that volunteers are willing to search for specific entries. To ask for a look-up, please click on the name by the reference. Requests should be specific: give as much detail as you can. Abuse of the kindness of these volunteers will probably cause them to withdraw their names so please don't ask for all references to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse expenses.

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The more you know, and the more specific you can be, the better we can help you. Blanket requests will almost certainly be met with "I'm sorry but....".  Help us to help you - BE SPECIFIC.

Many of the sources used for these lookups are the result of the dedication and hard work of a family history society. Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources to aid your research. You may also wish to consider supporting research in this area by joining the society.

Title Volunteer
CENSUSES  
1841 England & Wales Census (Record Search - Pilot Site - ongoing) Available On-Line
1841 Lancashire Census with Index Karl Winnick
1851 Unfilmed (water damaged) Census for Manchester (473 District), Chorlton (471 District), Salford (472 District), Ashton-under-Lyne (474 District), Oldham (475 District).  Name index and Street index. Available On-Line
1851 Census Hulme - Unfilmed Returns
1851 Census Chorlton-on-Medlock - Unfilmed Returns
1851 Census Rushholme  - Unfilmed Returns
1851 Census Gorton - Unfilmed Returns
1851 Census Openshaw - Unfilmed Returns
1851 Census Manchester St George - Unfilmed Returns
1851 Census Deansgate - Unfilmed Returns

Please give as much detail of the person(s) and place(s) to be searched for, using the on-line indexes listed above Click Here

Shelagh
1851 census unfilmed returns for Chorlton-on-Medlock (HO107/2220 part) Edward Reid-Smith
1861 England & Wales Census (Record Search - Pilot Site - ongoing) Available On-Line
1861 Lancashire Census with Index Karl Winnick
1881 British Census, 1880 US Census & 1881 Canadian Census - where you can do your own free lookup. Enter Here
1881 British Census and National Index Karl Winnick
1901 British Census - where you can do your own lookup (fee payable to view image). Enter Here
1841-1901 UK census lookups Pam
1841-1901 UK census lookups Lynda
1841-1901 UK census lookups Christine Cunningham
1841-1901 UK census lookups Edward Reid-Smith
1841-1901 UK census lookups Janet C
1841-1901 UK census lookups Jane
1841-1901 UK census lookups Mary Yoho
LANCASHIRE EMIGRANTS  
Province of ONTARIO, CANADA - Births, Marriages & Deaths for the following dates (NOT limited to Lancashire emigrants only):-

BIRTHS .................................1869 - 1909        MARRIAGES..........................1857 - 1924        DEATHS................................1869 - 1934

Barb Baker
Ancestry USA and CANADA records - census, passenger lists and naturalization records.  Please give as much information as possible about your Lancashire ancestor(s) who emigrated to the USA or Canada. Kathy Dychton
US census lookups. For Lancashire born ancestors who emigrated to the US only please Jane
Help with researching Lancashire Ancestors who emigrated to AUSTRALIA - help only offered to researchers who currently live OUTSIDE Australia Bonnie 
TRADE DIRECTORIES - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others  
Historical Directories - Searchable Digital Library - A University of Leicester Project Enter here
1791 - Lancashire Trade Directory  Jane
1795 - Manchester Trade Directory  Jane
1822 - Lancashire Trade Directory  Jane
1822 Pigot's Directory of Lancashire - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1824 Baines Lancashire Trade Directory - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1828/9 Pigot's Directory of Lancashire - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1834 Pigot's Directory of Lancashire - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1846 Slater's Directory of Lancashire - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1851 Mannex & Co. Directory of Westmorland with Lonsdale and Amounderness in Lancashire  Julie
1852 Manchester (Kelly’s) Trade Directory  Jane
1852 Whellan & Co's General Directory of Manchester &  District - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1853 Liverpool & suburbs Gore’s Directory  Rachel Rick
1854 Lancashire Trade Directory  Jane
1854 Mannex & Co's History, Topography &  Directory of  Mid-Lancashire - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1855 Lancashire Slater’s Directory - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1859 Slater’s Directory of Liverpool  Rachel Rick
1869 Lancashire Trade Directory  Jane
1869 Slater’s Directory of Lancashire - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1871 Worrall's Directory of Warrington Enter here
1873 Lancashire Trade Directory  Jane
1876 North-East Lancashire with Bury & District Trade Directory - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1876/77 Post Office Directory of Bolton  Jane
1881 Mannex & Co. Lancaster district Directory Julie
1882 Slater’s Directory of Lancashire  Julie
1889 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory  Julie
1892 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory  Julie
1895 Kelly’s Directory of Lancashire - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1895 Slater's Directory of Warrington, Widnes & St Helens Enter here
1901 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory  Julie
1901 Kelly’s Directory of Lancashire  Julie
1905 Lancashire (Kelly’s) Trade Directory  Jane
1905 Lancashire (Kelly’s) Trade Directory - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1910 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory Julie
1922 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory Julie
1924 Lancashire (Kelly’s) Trade Directory (excludes Liverpool & Manchester) Jane
1924 Lancashire (Kelly’s) Trade Directory (excludes Liverpool & Manchester) - most of the Lancashire Directories list only SELF-EMPLOYED tradespersons, shopkeepers, clergy, gentry, etc. NOT general employees of others Edward Reid-Smith
1926 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory Julie
1929 Manchester & Salford (Kelly’s) Trade Directory  Jane
1929 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory Julie
1932 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory  Julie
1940 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory  Julie
1952 Barrett’s Preston and Fylde districts Directory  Julie
ELECTORAL REGISTERS  
1842-1900 Register of Electors - (Record Search - Pilot Site - ongoing) Available On-Line
1972 Hambleton, Preesall and Stalmine Electoral Register’s lookups Julie
1972 Thornton Cleveleys Electoral Register’s lookups Julie
1973 - 1992 Fleetwood Electoral Register’s lookups Julie
SURNAMES OF LANCASHIRE  
ATHERTON surname - willing to look up Atherton surname entries/records in an ever growing database.  Commenced a One-Name Study in early 2009. Derek Atherton
SPECIFIC AREAS/RECORDS OF LANCASHIRE  
TAMESIDE Local Studies - contains numerous records for some Cheshire & Lancashire places - Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Bardsley, Denton & Haughton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hollingworth, Hyde & Newton, Mottram in Longdendale, Mossley, Oldham, Stalybridge (enquiries can be made, and copies of known church register entries can be requested to be sent by post for a small fee) Enter here

 

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Any research specific to the Lancashire area of HASLINGDEN Jacqueline Ramsbottom
Any research specific to the Lancashire areas of OSWALDTWISTLE and CHURCH Josie Jackson
Any Lancashire Records Office look ups EXCEPT census information. Requires reasonable level of background information and date search area. All requests considered on an individual basis. Dorothy Livesey
CIVIL REGISTRATION - BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS (BMDs)  
Free BMD index from 1837 are available online Enter Here
Lancashire BMDs Enter Here
BMDs for England and Wales 1837-2005.  Please give approximate date and likely registration district. Kathy Dychton
BMDs for England and Wales 1837-2005.  Please give approximate date and likely registration district. Pam
Lancashire BMD lookups. Complete BMD index images available from 1837. Will search within +/- 5 years of event date if name and a likely registration district provided. Christine Cunningham
Lancashire BMD lookups Mary Yoho
PARISH RECORDS - BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES & BURIALS - GENERAL - PLEASE CHECK THESE ON-LINE RESOURCES FIRST BEFORE ASKING VOLUNTEERS WHO COVER SPECIFIC PARISHES  
National Archives Non-Conformist Records with link to www.bmdregisters.co.uk to search by name (there is a charge to view records) Available On-Line
Copy Parish Register entries are available by post for a small fee from Manchester City Council.  Copies are available if microfilm register is held (please check the church register guide on this link) - Baptisms & Burials Post-1813; Marriages post-1754; Non-conformist post-1837. Available On-Line
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1538-1907  (Record Search - Pilot Site - ongoing) Available On-Line
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials for many Lancashire churches - OnLine Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire  Available On-Line
International Genealogical Index - baptisms, marriages, and some births and deaths Available On-Line
British Isles Vital Records Index #2  Barb Baker
Lancashire British Vital Records Index 2 (Births, Baptisms & Marriages circa 1538-1906)  Jane
PARISH RECORDS - BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES & BURIALS - SPECIFIC PARISHES - PLEASE CHECK ON-LINE RESOURCES ABOVE FIRST BEFORE E-MAILING VOLUNTEERS  
NORTH & EAST CHESHIRE MARRIAGE INDEX (some parishes are very close to the Lancashire border) - covers 1754-1837 Complete : Acton By Nantwich, Alderley, Ashton Upon Mersey, Astbury, Aston By Sutton, Audlem, Barrow, Barthomley, Bowdon, Brereton, Cheadle, Chester (Holy Trinity), Christleton, Church Hulme (Holmes Chapel), Church Lawton, Church Minshull, Coppenhall, Daresbury, Davenham, Frodsham, Gawsworth, Goostrey, Grappenhall, Great Budworth, Harthill, Ince, Knutsford, Little Budworth, Lower Peover, Lymm, Middlewich, Mobberley,Mottram in Longdendale, Nantwich, Northenden, Over (Winsford), Over Peover, Prestbury, Quaker Marriages (Digest), Rostherne, Runcorn, Sandbach, Stockport, Swettenham, Taxal, Thornton Le Moors, Warburton, Warmingham, Weaverham, Whitegate, Wilmslow, Wistaston, Witton (Northwich), Wybunbury.  Complete but restricted dates : Bruera (Nr. Chester) 1754 - 1812; Delamere 1817 - 1837; Macclesfield, St Michael 1835 - 1837; Sutton (Macclesfield), St George 1835 - 1837.  Outside Cheshire : Glossop; Warrington 1754-1759 Lynda
Atherton cemetery burial records 1857 – 1924 & Atherton church burials Keith Openshaw
Blackley, Manchester - St Peter`s Church. Baptisms and Burials - 1655-1753: Marriages - 1668-1752 Rick Wallwork
Blackrod Parish Registers 1701 – 1837 Rachel Rick
Burnley Parish Registers 1653 -1690 Janet C
Claughton Parish Baptisms 1771 - 1834 Angela Dilworth
Deane - St Mary’s, Baptisms 1813 - 1886 Janet C
Dunkenhalgh & St Mary's Enfield CATHOLIC Registers 1756 - 1837 Angela Dilworth
Fleetwood Parish Registers 1841 - 1900 Julie
Formby Parish Registers 1781 - 1837 Julie
Fulwood Parish Registers 1861 - 1900 Julie
Garstang St Helen Parish Registers 1567 - 1900 Julie
Garstang St Thomas Parish Registers 1824 - 1900 Julie
Goosnargh Parish Registers 1639 - 1900 Julie
Hambleton Parish Registers 1695 - 1812 Julie
Hollinfare St Helen's Parish Registers

Baptisms                                                                      1654 – 1837

Marriages                                                                      1705 – 1744

Burials                                                                          1709 – 1837

Monumental Inscriptions

Vicky
Inskip Parish Registers 1848 - 1900 Julie
Lancaster Parish Registers 1749 - 1786 Julie
Lancaster Parish Baptisms 1784 - 1837 Angela Dilworth
Lancaster Parish Marriages 1785 - 1798 Angela Dilworth
Lancaster Parish Marriages 1800 - 1837 Angela Dilworth
Lancaster Parish Deaths 1799 - 1837 Angela Dilworth
Leagram & Chipping - 1780 - 1840 CATHOLIC Registers Angela Dilworth
Leigh Parish Registers 1558 - 1625 Julie
Leighton Hall and Yealand Parish Baptisms 1762 - 1839 Angela Dilworth
Leighton Hall and Yealand Parish Marriages 1764 - 1784 Angela Dilworth
Leighton Hall and Yealand Parish Marriages 1818 - 1835 Angela Dilworth
Leighton Hall and Yealand Parish Marriages 1847 - 1855 Angela Dilworth
Leighton Hall and Yealand Parish Deaths 1824 - 1855 Angela Dilworth
Manchester Collegiate Church Burials 1573 - 1868 Shelagh
Marton Parish Registers 1591 - 1900 Julie
Newchurch Parish Registers 1813 - 1841 Julie
Newton Heath Parish Registers 1797 – 1837 Rachel Rick
Newton in Makerfield Parish Registers 1737 - 1837 Janet C
Oldham St Mary, Parish Church Churchyard Burials 1558 - 1932 Janet C
Ormskirk Parish Registers 1678 - 1697 Julie
Out Rawcliffe Parish Registers 1841 - 1900 Julie
Over Wyresdale Parish Registers 1724 - 1900 Julie
Pilling Parish Registers : baptisms 1630-1894, marriages 1630-1837, & burials 1685-1812 Available On-Line
Pilling - St John the Baptist. Baptisms - 1630-1721: Marriages - 1630-1719: Burials - 1592-1677 Rick Wallwork
Pilling Parish Registers 1630 - 1721 Julie
Poulton le Fylde Parish Registers 1591 - 1677 Julie
Presall Parish Registers 1899 - 1900 Julie
Rochdale St Chad BMDs 1617-1641 & 1642-1700 Edward Reid-Smith
Ribchester Parish Registers 1694 - 1736 Julie
Ribchester CATHOLIC Registers 1783-1837 Angela Dilworth
Risley Presbyterian Chapel Burials 1806-1899   Vicky
Rivington Parish Registers 1637 - 1837 Julie
Rochdale Parish Registers 1582 - 1616 Julie
St Michaels on Wyre Parish Registers 1660 - 1900 Julie
Scorton Parish Registers 1877 - 1900 Julie
Scorton Parish Baptisms 1774 - 1780 Angela Dilworth
Scorton Parish Baptisms 1795 - 1835 Angela Dilworth
Singleton Parish Registers 1841 - 1900 Julie
Stalmine Parish Registers 1583 - 1900 Julie
Thornley, Lee House Chapel CATHOLIC Registers - 1752 - 1841  Angela Dilworth
Todmorden St.Mary’s records for baptisms 1670 - 1857 and burials from 1666 - 1845 Linda
Todmorden Parish Registers 1781 - 1812 Janet C
Tottington Parish Registers 1799 - 1837 Janet C
Thornton Parish Registers 1838 - 1900 Julie
Thurnham Parish Baptisms 1785 - 1838 Angela Dilworth
Thurnham Parish Burials 1825 - 1849 Angela Dilworth
Tyldesley cemetery burial records 1878 – 1952 & Tyldesley Church burials.  Other research requests for the Tyldesley area considered on an individual basis. Keith Openshaw
Ulverston Parish Registers 1545 - 1812 Julie
Ulverston Parish Baptisms 1812 - 1842 Angela Dilworth
Ulverston Parish Marriages 1822 - 1844 Angela Dilworth
Walsden St. Peters baptisms 1845 - 1878 and burials 1848 - 1874 Linda
Warrington Cairo Street Unitarian Church Registers -

Births & Baptisms                                                         1724 – 1853

Deaths & Burials                                                           1788 – 1960

Monumental Inscriptions                                                1749 – 1969

Vicky
Whitechapel Parish Registers 1818 - 1900 Julie
Winwick Parish Registers 1661 - 1837 Julie
Woodplumpton Parish Registers 1604 - 1784 & 1837 - 1900 Julie
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS & GRAVES  
Lytham St Annes - Photos of graves at St Anne’s Parish Church Janet C
Todmorden - St Mary’s Monument Inscriptions Linda
Todmorden - Christ Church list of grave occupants Linda
Walsden - St. Peter’s list of grave occupants Linda
SUNDRY  
Liverpool Poll Book 1832 Enter here
Lytham St Annes - Photos of streets/houses in the area Janet C
Manchester Local Image Collection Enter here
FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES  
Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society Enter here
Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society Enter here
Liverpool and South West Lancs Family History Society Enter here
Furness Family History Society Enter here
North Meols (Southport) Family History Society Enter here
SUNDRY LANCASHIRE INTEREST WEBSITES  
Lancashire Libraries - apply to join Lancashire Libraries remotely (even outside the UK), and get free access to the On-Line Reference Library sections for members only, e.g. 19th Century British Library Newspapers, The Times Digital Archive, and 17th & 18th Century Burnley Collection Newspapers. Enter here
Lancashire Libraries - On-Line Reference Library Enter here
Lancashire Libraries - search database of local resources held at some Lancashire Libraries, e.g. Armed Forces, Obituaries, Transactions – Journal References, Newspapers, Census, and Parish Registers Enter here
Victoria County History Publications - Lancashire - some volumes viewable on-line Enter here 
British History Online - Feet of Fines - Victoria County History: Lancashire - Lancashire Assize Rolls (13th Century) Enter here
British History Online - Ordnance Survey Maps Enter here
Old Maps - search old maps to see where your ancestors lived in the late 1800's Enter here
Cyndi’s List - Lancashire Enter here
GENUKI Lancashire Enter here
Genweb Lancashire Enter here
Images of Lancashire Enter here
Lancashire photographs Enter here
Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Enter here
Lancashire Will Search Enter here
Lancashire Surname Interest Enter here
Lancashire Record Office Enter here
Lancashire Parish Register Society Enter here
Lancashire BMD records Enter here
Rootsweb Lancashire Genealogy Mailing List Enter here
Liverpool Schools Enter here
UK Genealogy - Lancashire Enter here
About Lancs Enter here
UK All Counties Look Up Exchange Index Enter here
 

This page was last updated on : February 20, 2013