Free Guide to Lancashire England Ancestors

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FamilySearch is pleased to announce a new online guide to tracing Lancashire England ancestors. Historic Lancashire, home of the Beatles, heart of the industrial revolution, and port of departure for millions of emigrants, is a bustling place families from around the globe connect with. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki and includes major cities Manchester and Liverpool.

Features include articles on each of Lancashire's 75 ancient parishes and 400+ chapelries packed with descriptions of records available online at Ancestry, BMD RegistersFamilySearch, FindMyPast, FreeREG, Genogold, GenealogyLinksUKGoogle Books, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, Joiner's Marriage IndexLancashire BMD, Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, Lancashire Will Search, Liverpool History Projects, Manchester City Council, the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society, and Origins.

Genealogists will find tables describing where to find parish registers online, maps to pinpoint places Lancastrians lived, locate census-like records dating back to the Middle Ages, jurisdictional information, determine where to find wills of historic residents of Lancashire, view photos of old churches where ancestors worshiped, track down passenger lists, identify major Lancashire archives and libraries, and learn about the tremendous resources available through local family history societies.

Ancient Parishes

AldinghamAltcarAshton in Makerfield St Thomas
Ashton under Lyne St MichaelAughtonBispham
Blackburn St MaryBolton le Moors St PeterBolton le Sands
BrindleBury St MaryCartmel
ChildwallChorley St LaurenceClaughton St Chad
CockerhamColtonCroft with Southworth
CrostonDalton in FurnessDeane
EcclesEccleston St Mary (near Croston)Flixton
GarstangGolborneHalsall
HaltonHawksheadHesketh with Becconsall
HeyshamHooleHuyton
Kirkby IrelethKirkhamLancaster St Mary
LeighLeylandLiverpool St Peter and St Nicholas
LythamManchester Our Lady, St George and St DenysMelling
MiddletonMitton St MichaelNewchurch
North MeolsOrmskirkPennington
PenworthamPoulton le FyldePrescot
Preston St JohnPrestwich St MaryRadcliffe St Mary
RibchesterRochdale St ChadRufford
SeftonSt Michael on WyreStandish
TarletonTathamThornton in Lonsdale
TunstalUlverston St MaryUrswick
Walton on the Hill St MaryWarrington St ElphinWarton (near Lancaster)
WhalleyWhittingtonWigan All Saints
Winwick

Chapelries

AbramAccrington St JamesAdlington
AdmarshAigburthAinsworth
AlthamAncoats All Souls - 1840Ancoats St Andrew - 1831
Ancoats Christ Church - 1844Ancoats St James the Less - 1867Ancoats St Jude - 1837
Ancoats St Martin - 1865AngertonArdwick St Benedict
Ardwick St Silas - 1842Ardwick St Thomas - 1740Arkholme
Ashton under Lyne Christ ChurchAshton under Lyne St PeterAshton upon Ribble St Andrew
AshworthAstleyAstley Bridge
AthertonAudenshawBacup
BalderstoneBamber Bridge St SaviourBardsley
BarrowfordBartonBarton upon Irwell
Bedford LeighBelmont St PeterBeswick Christ Church
Beswick St MaryBevingtonBickerstaffe
Billinge Birch - see Birch in HopwoodBirch in HopwoodBirch in Rusholme St James
Birch in Rusholme Holy TrinityBircleBirtle
Blackburn Holy TrinityBlackburn St JohnBlackburn St Michael and All Angels
Blackburn St PaulBlackburn St PeterBlackley St Andrew
Blackley St PeterBlackpool St JohnBlackrod
BlawithBolton le Moors All SaintsBolton le Moors Christ Church
Bolton le Moors EmmanuelBolton le Moors Holy TrinityBolton le Moors St George
Bolton le SandsLittle Bolton St JohnBootle St Mary
Bradford Christ ChurchBradford St PhilipBradshaw
BrathayBrethertonBriercliffe
Brindle Heath St AnnBroughton (nr Preston)Broughton Ascension
Broughton - cum Kearsal St John the Evangelist - 1837Broughton St ThomasBroughton (Higher) St James
Broughton in FurnessBrownhill St GabrielBurnage St Margaret
Burnley St JamesBurnley St PaulBurnley St Peter
Burscough BridgeBurton in Kendal - in WestmorlandBurton Wood
Bury St JohnBury St PaulCartmel Fell
Caton with LittledaleChadderton St JohnChadderton St Matthew
ChatburnCheetham Hill St Mark RedbankCheetham St Albans
Cheetham St LukeCheetham St ThomasChipping
Chorley St George Chorley St PeterChorlton cum Hardy
Chorlton upon Medlock All Saints1808Chorlton upon Medlock St Ambrose1884Chorlton upon Medlock St Clement 1793
Chorlton upon Medlock St LukeChorlton upon Medlock St MatthiasChorlton upon Medlock St Paul
Chorlton upon Medlock St SaviourChorlton upon Medlock St StephenChurch Coniston
Church KirkClaughtonClayton St Cross
Clayton le MoorsClitheroeClitheroe Castle
Clitheroe St JamesCockersand AbbeyColdhurst
Collyhurst Albert Memorial ChapelCollyhurst St CatherineCollyhurst St George in the Fields
Collyhurst St JamesCollyhurst St OswaldColne
Colne Christ ChurchConistonCopp
CoppullCrossensCroxteth Park
Crumpsall St MaryCrumpsall St ThomasDaisyfield St Michaels Daisy Lane - 1839
Daisyfield St MichaelAll Angels - 1839 DendronDenton
Denton Christ ChurchDenton St George, DanebankDidsbury
Dobcross - see Yorkshr.DolphinholmeDownall Green or Garswood End
 DownhamDroylsdenEast Broughton
East CromptonEccleston Christ Church (near Prescot)Eccleston St Thomas
EdenfieldEgton cum NewlandEllel
EllenbrookEltonEuxton
Everton Christ ChurchEverton St AugustineEverton St George
Everton St PeterFailsworthFarington
FarnworthFarnworth and KearsleyFence-in-Pendle
FeniscowlesField Broughton St PeterFinsthwaite
FormbyFriezland - see Saddleworth in  YorkshireGarstang St Thomas
GarstonGarswood End (see Downall Green)Glasson
GlodwickGolborneGoodshaw
GoosnarghGorton St JamesGreat Crosby
Great EcclestonGreat HarwoodGreat Lever
Great MarsdenGreat SankeyGressingham
GrimsarghHabergham All SaintsHabergham Eaves
Haigh and AspullHaleHalewood
Halliwell St PaulHalliwell St PeterHarpurhey
HarwoodHaslingdenHaughton - see Denton
HaverthwaiteHealeyHeapey
Heaton MerseyHeaton NorrisHenheads
HeyHeyhousesHeywood
Heywood St JamesHindleyHoghton
HolcombeHollinfareHollinwood
Holme IslandHolme St JohnHornby
HorwichHulme Christ ChurchHulme St George
Hulme St MarkHulme St PhilipHundersfield
HurstHurst GreenInskip
Kersall MoorKirkbyKirkdale St Mary
Knotty Ash St John the EvangelistKnowsleyLancaster Castle
Lancaster St AnneLancaster St JohnLancaster St Thomas
Lane BridgeLanghoLatchford_St_James
Lathom St JamesLeckLees - see Hey
LeesfieldLevenshulmeLever Bridge
LindaleLitherland Christ ChurchLittle Bolton All Saints
Little Bolton St JohnLittle CrosbyLittle Hulton
Little LeverLittle MarsdenLittleborough
LittledaleLiverpool All SaintsLiverpool All Souls Vauxhall
Liverpool Blessed Virgin MaryLiverpool Christ ChurchLiverpool Holy Innocents
Liverpool Holy TrinityLiverpool St Andrew Liverpool St Anne
Liverpool St BarnabasLiverpool St BartholomewLiverpool St Bride
Liverpool St CatherineLiverpool St DavidLiverpool St George
Liverpool St JohnLiverpool St Jude
Liverpool St John the EvangelistLiverpool St LukeLiverpool St Mark
Liverpool St Martin in the FieldsLiverpool St Martin CemeteryLiverpool St Mary's Cemetery
Liverpool St MaryLiverpool St MatthewLiverpool St Matthias
Liverpool St MichaelLiverpool St Nicholas - united with Liverpool St PeterLiverpool St Paul
Liverpool St PeterLiverpool St PhilipLiverpool St Saviour
Liverpool St SilasLiverpool St SimonLiverpool St Stephen
Liverpool St ThomasLongridgeLongsight
LongtonLower Darwen St JamesLowick
LumbLundLydgate
LydiateLytham St JohnMaghull
Manchester All SoulsManchester St AnnManchester St Barnabas
Manchester St ClementManchester St GeorgeManchester St James
Manchester St JohnManchester St MaryManchester St Matthew, Campfield
Manchester St Matthias - see Salford St MatthiasManchester St MichaelManchester St Paul
Manchester St PeterManchester St Peter, Oldham Road
Manchester St Philip, Bradford Road - see Bradford St PhilipMartonMawdesley with Bispham
Melling (near Liverpool)MellorMellor-Brook - see also Mellor and Balderstone
Miles PlattingMilnrowMossley
Moss-sideMuch WooltonMusbury
Newchurch in PendleNewchurch in Rossendale Newton All Saints
Newton in Makerfield EmmanuelOldham St JamesOldham St Mary
Oldham St PeterOpenshawOrdsall
OswaldtwistleOut RawcliffeOver Darwen St James
Over Darwen St John the EvangelistOver Darwen St PeterOver Darwen Holy Trinity
Over KelletOvertonPaddington
PadgatePadihamParr
PeelPembertonPendlebury
Pendleton All Saints near ClitheroePendleton St Thomas (nearSalford)Pendleton Hall
PillingPoultonPoulton le Sands
Preston All SaintsPreston Christ ChurchPreston Holy Trinity
Preston St GeorgePreston St JamesPreston St Mary
Preston St PaulPreston St PeterPreston St Wilfrid
QuernmoreRadcliffe St ThomasRainford
RainhillRampsideRamsbottom
RawtenstallReddishReedley Hallows, Filly Close and New Laund Booth
Ribby cum WreaRingleyRivington
RoytonRusholmeRusland
Saddleworth - see YorkshireSalesburySalford Sacred Trinity
Salford Christ ChurchSalford St BartholomewSalford St Matthias
Salford St PhilipSalford St SimonSalford St Stephen
Salford St George CharlestownSalford Stowell Memorial ChapelSalford St Luke (Weaste)
Salford St ClementSalford St John the EvangelistSamlesbury
Sandowne-ParkSatterthwaiteScarisbrick
SeaforthSeathwaiteShaw
ShiresheadShuttleworthSilverdale
SingletonSkelmersdaleSkerton
SmallbridgeSouth Shore Holy TrinitySouthport Christ Church
Southport Holy TrinitySpotlandSt Helens
StalmineStalybridge New St GeorgeStalybridge Old St George
StandStaveleyStidd
Stockton HeathStretford St MatthewSutton
Swinton St PeterTatham FellsThornton
Thornton in LonsdaleTockholesTodmorden
TongeTonge cum AlkringtonTorver
TottingtonTottington Higher EndToxteth Park St Bride
Toxteth Park St ClementToxteth Park St JamesToxteth Park St John the Baptist
Toxteth Park St MichaelToxteth Park St PaulToxteth Park St Saviour
Toxteth Park St ThomasTrafford (Old)Trawden
 TurtonTydesley cum Shakerley
Ulverston Holy TrinityUnsworthUpholland
UrmstonVictoria Park
WalmersleyWalmsleyWalney
WalsdenWalton le DaleWalton on the Hill St Mary, Edge Hill
Walton BreckWardle St James - see also HundersfieldWardleworth St James
Wardleworth St MaryWarrington Christ ChurchWarrington Holy Trinity
Warrington St PaulWarton (near Kirkham)Waterhead
Wavertree Holy TrinityWeeton WernethWest Broughton
West Derby St MaryWest HoughtonWestleigh St Paul
Whalley RangeWhitechapelWhitewell
Whittle le WoodsWhitworthWigan St Catherine
Wigan St GeorgeWithingtonWithnell
WoodlandWittonWoodplumpton
WorsleyWorsthorneWray
WyresdaleYate and Pickup BankYealand
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