wiganworld – Local History and more for Wigan, Lancashire

This extensive site’s categories include: Memories, I Remember, Wigan Genealogy, Local History, Local Chronology and much more. There are cemetery indexes available for Wigan, Gidlow, Hindley, Ince, Westwood and Howe Bridge cemeteries. New

Manchester City Council – Burial Records Search

This site offers searches across Blackley cemetery and crematorium, Gorton cemetery, Manchester General cemetery, Philips Park cemetery and Southern cemetery. A search returns burial date, deceased name, cemetery, grave number and grave details. A fee applies for extra information. 

UK BMD – Online Parish Clerks (OPC) websites

The term OPC refers to unpaid volunteers who collect, collate and transcribe records for various parishes. This site lists the details and links to OPC projects for the following parishes and counties: Aldbourne, Wiltshire; Calstock, Cornwall; Cornwall; Cornwood, Devon; Devon;…

FindmyPast – United Kingdom – Institutions & Organizations collections

Various subscription options offer access to transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records. The Institutions & Organizations collections include:• Home Office: Criminal petitions 1817-1858• Metropolitan Police: Habitual criminals and miscellaneous papers 1903-1914• Admiralty: Convicts in Hulks  1818-1831 – The…

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Online Parish Clerks project for the County of Lancashire.

This site aims to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and to provide online access to that data, free of charge, along with other data of value to family and local historians researching in County Lancashire. The…

Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society was formed in 1973 as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (Lancashire). The Society has branches in Blackburn, Bury, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster & Morecambe, Pendle and Burnley, Preston, Rochdale and Rossendale. There…

Lancaster Family History Group

Lancaster Family History Group was formed in 1991 when several people with the same interest in researching their family history got together. We wanted to help each other further our research in a friendly, social environment and quickly found that…