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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LAN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Library
Lancashire Record Office
Bow Lane
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2RE
Tel: 01772 534021/534020
Fax: 01772 534149
Email: Local.Studies@lcl.lancscc.gov.uk
Contact: Local Studies Librarian
Please see our website www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries for contact information and opening hours for the following principal libraries with family history resources: Accrington, Burnley, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Morecambe, Nelson, Preston Harris, Rawtenstall, St Annes and Skelmersdale.



Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1700
Tuesday: 0900-20.30
Wednesday: 0900-1700
Thursday: 1000-1700
Friday: 0900-1700
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Please refer to our website - www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries for opening hours for other libraries





Other Libraries:

Please refer to our website www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries for contact information and opening hours for these libraries: Bacup, Barnoldswick, Garstang, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Kirkham, Leyland, Lytham, Ormskirk, Poulton, Thornton, Whalley, Whitworth.



3. Research Service

Service available? Yes, in all libraries for limited searches

Fee-based? No, but a charge is made for copying.

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. The Record Office also provides a list of Record Agents on their website - http://www.archives.lancashire.gov.uk/
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations At the Harris Library, Market Sq., Preston, PR1 2PP. Tel: 01772 532668/9.
Fax: 01772 555527.
E-mail: Harris.Reference@lcl.lancscc.gov.uk

Indexes held from 1837 to 1999.





5. Census returns

Held at the Record Office for the whole County, 1841-1901. Libraries hold the Returns for their own area. More detailed information about holdings is available on our website - www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries click on 'Local Studies' and search the 'Guide to Local Studies and Family History Collections'.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

6(b) City and Town Directories

6(c) Telephone Directories

These are held at the Record Office and in principal libraries. For more detailed information about holdings see our website - http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries - click on 'Catalogue Online' - all directories in libraries are included on this database. Further information about Directories may be found on the website - choose 'Local Studies' and search the 'Guide to Local Studies and Family History Collections' and/or click on 'Directories'.


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

7(b) Poll Books

These are held at the Record Office and in principal libraries. For more detailed information about holdings see our website - http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries - choose 'Local Studies' and search the 'Guide to Local Studies and Family History Collections'.


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

This is held at the Record Office and in principal libraries. For more detailed information about holdings see out website - http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries - choose 'Local Studies' and search the 'Guide to Local Studies and Family History Collections'.


9. Unpublished Indexes

Many of these can be found on our online catalogue - http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries and choose 'Online Catalogue'.


10. Parish Registers

These are held at the Record Office, with copies of some of them in principal libraries. For more detailed information about holdings see our website - http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries - choose 'Local Studies' and search the 'Guide to Local Studies and Family History Collections'. Also search our online catalogue.


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

For more detailed information about holdings see our website -
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries
- choose 'Local Studies' and search the 'Guide to Local Studies and Family History Collections'. Also search our online catalogue.


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

For more detailed information about holdings see our website - http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries - choose the online catalogue.


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections

Online Catalogue - http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries

Guide to Lancashire Local Studies and Family History Collections (a guide to collections throughout the county including the Lancashire Record Office ). Available at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries - choose 'Local Studies', choose 'Guide to Lancashire Local Studies and Family History Collections'.


So you want to trace the history of your house?. Leaflet.


Family History. Leaflet.


15. Local Record Offices

Lancashire Record Office
Bow Lane
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2RE
Tel: 01772 533039
Fax: 01772 533050
Email: record.office@ed.lancscc.gov.uk








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