Liverpool History Society Questions

A selection of Liverpool history questions submitted to the Liverpool History Society

Useful Addesses

If you contact an organisation by email

it is always a good idea to include your postal address.


Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE Tel: (01772) 533039 Fax: (01772) 533050

email: website:


(statutory registers of births, marriages and deaths from July 1837)

The Family Records Centre

PO Box 2,London ,EC1R 1UW (Tel: 020 8392 5300)

General Register Office

1 Myddelton Street Southport,PR8 2JD(Tel: 08456 037788)


Microfilm copies of the indexes may be consulted by appointment at: Harris Library, Preston (Tel: 01772 532668)


Greater Manchester Record Office (Tel: 0161 832 5284)

Blackburn Library (Tel: 01254 587920);

Bolton Archive & Local Studies Service (Tel: 01204 332185)

St Helen’s Library (Tel: 01744 456952);

Bury Reference Library (Tel: 0161 253 5871);

Liverpool Record Office & Local History Service (Tel: 0151 233 5817)

PROBATE RECORDS (wills admitted to Probate since 1858)

The York Probate Sub-registry of the Family Division,

Castle Chambers,1st Avenue House, Clifford Street,YORK, YO1 9RG  (Tel: 01904 666777)

Principal Registry

42-49 High Holborn, WC1V 6NP London (Tel: 020 7947 6000)


Copies are also available in person from District Probate Registries


Wigan Archives Service

Le Mans Crescent, Leigh WN7 2DY (Tel: 01942 404430)

Bolton Archive Service,

Town Hall,  Bolton  BL1 1SE (Tel: 01204 332185)



Manchester Archives & Local Studies

St. Peter’s Square, Manchester  M2 5PD (Tel: 0161 234 1980)


Liverpool Record Office Central Library

Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool  L3 8EW (Tel: 0151 233 5817)


Cheshire & Chester Archives & Local Studies Service,

Cheshire Record Office  Duke Street, 140 Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RL

(Tel: 01244 602574)


Cumbria Record Office

Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1XW (Tel: 01229 894363)


The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Richmond, Kew. TW9 4DU

Phone: 020 8876 3444

email: website:


Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

for details of other branches and more information about the Society see:

Preston Branch

Hon Sec: Shirley Benson

12 Catsfield Avenue ,Ingol, Preston, PR2 3UD

Fylde Branch

Hon Sec: Mrs Olive Thexton

81A Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool, FY2 9HZ

Chorley Branch

Hon Sec: Mrs Rita Platt

43 Mill Lane, Coppull, PR7 5AW

Research Centre, Astley Hall, Astley Park, Chorley

Open: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1000-1630 phone: 01257 515920

Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

Clayton House,59 Piccadilly,Manchester,M1 2AQ

(Tel : 0161 236 9750; Fax: 0161 236 6977 )

Cumbria Family History Society

Hon Sec: Mrs Margaret Russell

32 Granada Road, Denton Manchester, M34 2LJ

Furness Family History Society

Hon Sec: Mrs Muriel Bland

5 Cherry Tree Way, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Liverpool & South West Lancs Family History Society

Acting General Secretary: David Guiver

11 Bushbys Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 2DX

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Family History Centre

Preston Temple Chorley PR6 7EQ (Tel: 01257 226145)

Manchester Family History Centre

Altrincham Road,Wythenshaw, Manchester M22 4BJ (Tel: 0161 902 9279)

Family History Centre

336 Manchester Road, Haslingden Rossendale, BB4 6PU (Tel: 01706 213460)

Liverpool Family History Centre

c/o C D Crompton 4 Mill Bank, Liverpool, L13 0BW,(Tel: 0151 228 0433)

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