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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Societies

Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS)
Telephone: 01524 67523
Email: general.secretary@cumbriapast.com
Website: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society

The Society's charitable purpose is the advancement of education and culture in the fields of the arts, heritage and science. To promote, encourage, foster and coordinate the study of archaeology, history, genealogy, customs and traditions with special reference to the County of Cumbria which now includes the historic counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and Lancashire North of the Sands and the Sedbergh district of Yorkshire. Affiliated groups are the Carlisle Affiliated Group, the Kendal Historical & Archaeological Society, the Penrith Affiliated Group, and the South West Cumbria Historical & Archaeological Society.

Cumbria Family History Society
Email: secretary@cumbriafhs.com
Website: Cumbria Family History Society

The Cumbria Family History Society was founded to help members carry out their genealogy researches and our area of interest is the modern county of Cumbria, which is the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and a part of Northern Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

Duddon Valley Local History Group
Victory Hall
4 Station Rd
Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA20 6HN UK
Telephone: 01229 861511
Email: info@duddonhistory.org.uk
Website: Duddon Valley Local History Group

DVLHG was formed in the early 1990s and runs a programme of activities and talks for its members. Our five year long study of the whole valley has restarted extending the survey to cover areas not walked in earlier phases. Our findings led to our current major project with Oxford Archaeology North excavating three medieval longhouse sites near Seathwaite Tarn.

Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire
Email: secretary@hslc.org.uk
Website: Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire

The Society is a charity which exists for educational purposes to promote the study of any aspect of the history of the Palatine counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

Holme & District Local History Society
Burton Memorial Hall
Main St
Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria LA6 1NA UK
Telephone: 01524 782198
Website: Holme & District Local History Society

The Society concentrates on the local parishes of South Lakeland (Cumbria), including Holme, Burton, Beetham, Hutton Roof, Heversham, Lupton, Milnthorpe, and Preston Patrick. From the beginning we have collected photographs, maps and books about our local area for our library. As the collection expanded with donations from members and non-members we started an archive section, now divided between two archivists: (1) Holme and (2) Burton & the district.

Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society
Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
Manchester, Lancashire M2 5PD UK
Email: morrisgarratt@sky.com
Website: Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society

The Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society was founded in 1883 to promote the study of the history of Lancashire and Cheshire. Its sphere includes archaeology (both traditional and industrial), economic and social history, architecture and the arts, and folklore. Its range extends from antiquity to the more recent past. Although the Society is based on Manchester, its studies and activities embrace the region.

North West Catholic History Society
Email: editor@nwcatholichistory.org.uk
Website: North West Catholic History Society

The North West Catholic History Society promotes the study of the history of the Catholic Church in the region west of the Pennines, the old counties of Cheshire, Cumberland, Lancashire, and Westmorland.

Ranulf Higden Society
The John Rylands Library (University of Manchester Library)
Oxford Rd
Manchester, Lancashire M13 9PP UK
Email: ranulfhigden@gmail.com
Website: Ranulf Higden Society

The Ranulf Higden Society transcribes and translates medieval Latin documents associated with Lancashire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire. Some people for their own purposes need to read and understand medieval records written in Latin or Anglo-Norman but do not have the benefit of the kind of support normally provided by postgraduate courses in universities. The Society was formed to provide a means by which they might receive continuing instruction in various relevant fields and encourage and support.

South West Cumbria Historical & Archaeological Society
Egremont Market Hall Supper Room
6 Market St
Egremont
Copeland, Cumbria CA22 UK
Telephone: 019467 24634
Website: South West Cumbria Historical & Archaeological Society

Wesley Historical Society - Cumbria Methodist History Society
36 Kirkhead Road
Kents Bank
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7DB UK
Telephone: 015395 33865
Email: wilkinson789@tiscali.co.uk
Website: Wesley Historical Society - Cumbria Methodist History Society

The Society was formed in 1976 and is one of several Regional Methodist Historical Societies which were originally branches of the Wesley Historical Society, established in 1893. We cover all aspects of Methodist history (including former Methodist denominations) with special emphasis on Cumbria.

Lancashire Societies

Audenshaw Local History Society
Email: fisher1977@sky.com
Website: Audenshaw Local History Society

Blackpool & Fylde Historical Society
Blackpool Cricket Club
Stanley Park
W Park Dr
Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 9EQ UK
Website: Blackpool & Fylde Historical Society

Instituted in 1935 to promote the study of History and Archaeology, with particular reference to Blackpool and the Fylde.

Bolton Family History Society
Montserrat Room
1st Floor
Old Links Golf Club
Chorley Old Road
Bolton
Manchester, Lancashire BL1 5SU UK
Email: bolton@mlfhs.org.uk
Website: Bolton Family History Society

A branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society, the Bolton Branch is a local society dedicated to the study and recording of genealogy and family history.

Burnley Historical Society
Saint Johns Parish Rooms
Ivy Street
Burnley, Lancashire BB10 1TB UK
Email: martinchild66@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Burnley Historical Society

The Burnley and District Historical Society was formed shortly after the Second World War to promote and facilitate interest in local history in its broadest sense.

Bury Archaeological Group
Telephone: 01204 531317
Email: bury_archaeology@btinternet.com
Website: Bury Archaeological Group

Aims of the Group include to create a better understanding of the origin and history of communities in Bury District, to bring a clearer perspective of their position and influence in society as a whole; to convey results of archaeological excavation or local history studies to the general public, by publication and presentation of artefacts; and to encourage awareness in community heritage, together with means of its investigation by giving guidance to those wishing to participate.

Bury & District Local History Society
St. Marie’s Church
Manchester Road
Bury
Manchester, Lancashire BL9 0DR UK
Email: enquiries@burylhs.org.uk
Website: Bury & District Local History Society

Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society
Cartmel Fell Parish Hall
Cartmel, Cumbria LA11 6NH UK
Telephone: 015395 30535
Website: Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society

Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society
Cartmel Village Hall
Cartmel
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6PL UK
Telephone: 015395 32591
Website: Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society

The society was founded in 1996 to promote an interest in local history within Cartmel and the surrounding parishes in South Cumbria, roughly the area between the River Leven Estuary to the west and the River Kent Estuary to the east.

Chadderton Historical Society
Email: chs@chadderton-historical-society.org.uk
Website: Chadderton Historical Society

The Society is empowered to undertake original research into aspects of Chadderton's history; make available to the public the results of such research; undertake the compilation and organisation of local history material which shall form the archives of the Society; undertake the organisation of displays of local history material; carry out archaeological excavations with guidance from professional bodies; provide comment and give advice, when required, on matters appertaining to the history and heritage of Chadderton; invite guest speakers to address members of the Society on subjects of a historical nature; and organise visits to places of local and general interest.

Chalk History Group (Charlestown and Lower Kersal)
St Sebastian's Community Hall
1 Douglass Green
Salford
Manchester, Lancashire M6 6ES UK
Email: chalkhistory@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Chalk History Group (Charlestown and Lower Kersal)

Chipping Local History Society
St Mary’s Community Hall
Longridge Road
Chipping, Lancashire PR3 2QD UK
Email: chippinghistory@aol.co.uk
Website: Chipping Local History Society

Chipping is a village situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Ribble Valley. Our Society brings together people who are interested in the history of the village and the surrounding area.

Chorley Historical & Archaeological Society
Chorley Library
Union Street
Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1EB UK
Email: contact@chorleyhistorysociety.co.uk
Website: Chorley Historical & Archaeological Society

Crosby & District Historical Society
Moor Lane Methodist Church
2 Moor Coppice
Liverpool, Merseyside L23 2XJ UK
Email: enquiries@crosbyhistorical.org.uk
Website: Crosby & District Historical Society

The aims of the Crosby and District Historical Society are to promote the advancement of the education of the community by developing public interest in all aspects of local history of the district of Crosby and surrounding districts of the Borough of Sefton, Liverpool, Lancashire and the Wirral.

Culcheth Local History Group
Culcheth Community Centre
2 Jackson Avenue
Culcheth
Warrington, Lancashire WA3 4EL UK
Telephone: 01925 752276
Website: Culcheth Local History Group

Denton Local History Society
Email: dentonhistorysoc@aol.com
Website: Denton Local History Society

The Society exists to research, record, preserve, display and publish the memories, memorabilia, buildings, and town of the people of Denton.

Earby & District Local History Society
Earby Community Centre
New Rd
Earby
Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB18 6XA UK
Email: info@earbyhistory.co.uk
Website: Earby & District Local History Society

Our aims are to raise awareness and interest in the history of the Ancient Parish of Thornton-in-Craven, of which Earby was a part. We aim to facilitate research into the heritage of Earby and District, including Thornton-in-Craven, Kelbrook, Sough, Hague, Harden, and Salterforth.

Eccles and District History Society
Alexandra House
Liverpool Road
Peel Green
Eccles, Lancashire M30 7HB UK
Email: eccleshistory@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Eccles and District History Society

The Eccles & District History Society meets monthly where guest speakers are invited to give talks and presentations on a wide range of topics relating to both local and national history.

Everton and District History Group
Mere Bank Pub
178 Heyworth Street
Everton
Liverpool, Lancashire L5 4LJ UK
Email: secretary@evertonhistory.com
Website: Everton and District History Group

We are a recently formed local history society, made up of a diverse group of people who have an interest in the rich history of the Everton area.

Ewecross Historical Society
Bentham Methodist Church
5 Moons Acre
Bentham
Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 7BL UK
Telephone: 033 3006 227
Website: Ewecross Historical Society

The society was formed in 1968 to promote the study of history in general and in particular of local history in the area of the Wapentake of Ewecross (containing the parishes of Austwick, Bentham, Burton in Lonsdale, Clapham, Dent, Garsdale, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ingleton, Lawkland, Sedbergh, and Thornton in Lonsdale).

Friends of Pendle Heritage
Pendle Heritage Centre
Park Hill
Barrowford
Nelson, Lancashire BB9 6JQ UK
Telephone: 01282 677150
Email: info@foph.co.uk
Website: Friends of Pendle Heritage

Furness Family History Society
Barrow Island Community Primary School - CDC
Trinity Street
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2SG UK
Email: info@furnessfhs.co.uk
Website: Furness Family History Society

The Furness Family History Society is a group of people having an interest in family history (in Furness or elsewhere) and pursuing their own researches while also helping each other in the subject.

The Fylde History Network
Telephone: 01253 720852
Email: peter.shakeshaft@btinternet.com
Website: The Fylde History Network

We were aware that a good deal of research is being done across the Fylde which would be of great interest to all local historians in the area, but that there was no system for liaising and communicating between the local societies. The idea of developing a network for local historians and the dozen or so Local History Societies in the Fylde – from Pilling in the north to Lytham and from Blackpool in the west to Garstang – was born.

Garstang Historical Society
Garstang United Reformed Church
Croston Rd
Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1FL UK
Telephone: 01995 605824
Email: ant.garstang@gmail.com
Website: Garstang Historical Society

The Society's website aims to promote the work of the historical society as well promote interest in local history in Garstang and district.

Garston & District Historical Society
Garston Park Church
Garston Old Rd
Garston
Liverpool, Lancashire L19 9AF UK
Telephone: 0151 4272544
Email: mgtberbrett@tiscali.co.uk
Website: Garston & District Historical Society

Great Harwood History Society
Email: GHHS@great-harwood.org.uk
Website: Great Harwood History Society

The Aims of the Society are to pursue original research which is to be made available to all; to share information amongst the members of the group so as to add to the body of knowledge; to gather histories in any format; to mount exhibitions of an historical nature; to create and continue contributing to the internet website: www.great-harwood.org.uk; to publish booklets, leaflets, etc.; to act as a resource for material and information; and to extend any of these activities as opportunities arise.

Great Lever & Morris Green Local History Society
St. William of York R.C.Church
76A Lever Edge Lane
Bolton
Manchester, Lancashire BL3 3EN UK
Email: secretary@greatleverandmorrisgreenlocalhistorysociety.co.uk
Website: Great Lever & Morris Green Local History Society

The aims of Great Lever and Morris Green Local History Society are to promote local history to the local community, to produce publications on local history, and to deliver talks and lead history walks in the local area.

Halliwell Local History Society
St. Luke’s Church
Chorley Old Road
Bolton
Manchester, Lancashire BL1 BE UK
Email: enquiries@halliwell-lhs.co.uk
Website: Halliwell Local History Society

Halliwell Local History Society was formed in 1986 by a group of people who were intent on recording and keeping alive the history of the Halliwell Township.

History of Kirkby Group
Askam Band Hall
Sandy Lane
Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria LA16 7BE UK
Email: mcpherson@combecrescent.freeserve.co.uk
Website: History of Kirkby Group

The History of Kirkby Group was formed in 2000 and exists to research and publish information, articles and books about the history of the village of Kirkby in Furness, otherwise Kirkby Ireleth,which goes back at least to Saxon times.

Horwich Heritage
Horwich Resource Centre
Beaumont Rd
Horwich
Bolton
Manchester, Lancashire BL6 7BG UK
Email: plord@sky.com
Website: Horwich Heritage

The Group's aims are to stimulate public interest in and appreciation of our area; to provide suitable premises for the display of social and industrial history; to secure the preservation, conservation, and improvement of features of general or historic interest; to promote tourism and encourage use of the surrounding countryside as part of a heritage framework; to encourage research into the history of Horwich and Rivington and to publish the results; to provide a social and educational service, giving advice and information and to act as a coordinating body to cooperate with local services; and to raise funds to enable the pursuit of our objectives.

Hyndburn Local History Society
Accrington Library Lecture Hall
St James' St
Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1NQ UK
Email: climpsond@madasafish.com
Website: Hyndburn Local History Society

Covering Accrington, Altham, Baxenden, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle, and Rishton.

Irlam, Cadishead and District Local History Society
St Paul's Methodist Church
Liverpool Road
Irlam, Lancashire M44 6DA UK
Telephone: 07548 187290
Email: debbie.yates@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Irlam, Cadishead and District Local History Society

This local group is open to anyone with an interest in Irlam and Cadishead’s history.

Lancaster & District Family History Group
Lansil Sports & Social Club
Caton Road
Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 3PE UK
Website: Lancaster & District Family History Group

Our Aims are to promote family history research, to compile indexes of local monumental inscriptions in gratitude for all the other splendid indexes that we use. and to increase our holdings, so our members can benefit by using them at our group meetings.

Lancashire Archaeological Society
Fulwood United Reformed Church
Symonds Road
Fulwood
Preston, Lancashire PR2 3DH UK
Email: bill_shannon@msn.com
Website: Lancashire Archaeological Society

The LAS was formed because of an interest and commitment to the field of archaeology and the feeling that the new ‘Lancashire’ county area created in 1974 needed an archaeological society of its own. This new county archaeological society would provide a focal point for the local archaeological societies and so help to create a new identity for Lancashire’s archaeology.

Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
St Cuthberts Church Centre
Lytham Road
Fulwood
Preston, Lancashire PR2 3AR UK
Blackburn & Darwen
Ewood Park Working Mens Club
318 Bolton Road
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 4HY UK
Email: blackburn@lfhhs.org.uk
Bury
The Kay Room
Church House
The Wylde
Bury, Lancashire BL9 0LA UK
Email: bury@lfhhs.org.uk
Chorley
Lecture Room
Chorley Library
Union Street
Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1EB UK
Telephone: 01257 262028
Email: chorley@lfhhs.org.uk
Fylde
St. Martin’s & St Hilda`s Church
Fleetwood Road South
Carleton
Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire FY6 7NL UK
Email: fylde@lfhhs.org.uk
Heraldry Group
St. Stephen’s Church Centre
Bird Street
Preston, Lancashire PR1 8DY UK
Email: heraldry@lfhhs.org.uk
Hyndburn
Accrington & District Blind Society
32 Bank Street
Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1HP UK
Email: hyndburn@lfhhs.org.uk
Irish Ancestry Group
2 Straits
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire BB5 3LU UK
Email: irish@lfhhs.org.uk
Lancaster & Morecambe
Morecambe Heritage Centre
The Promenade
215 Marine Road
Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4BU UK
Email: lancaster@lfhhs.org.uk
London & South
Brompton Library
210 Old Brompton Road
London SW5 0BS UK
Email: elizabethprior@btinternet.com
Pendle & Burnley
Colne Library
Market Square
Colne, Lancashire BB8 0AP UK
Email: pendle@lfhhs.org.uk
Preston
Kingsfold Methodist Church
Padway
Penwortham
Preston, Lancashire PR1 9EJ UK
Email: preston@lfhhs.org.uk
Rochdale
St. Andrew's U.R. Church
Entwisle Road
Rochdale, Lancashire OL16 2HZ UK
Rossendale
Longholme Methodist Church
Bacup Road
Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 7ND UK
Email: rossendale@lfhhs.org.uk

Telephone: 01772 465319
Email: secretary@lfhhs.org.uk
Website: Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society

Our aims are to advance the study of genealogy, heraldry, and family history; to find, publish, and make accessible relevant documents and records; to promote the preservation of these documents and records, especially by transcribing original sources; to collaborate with organisations and bodies who have custody of records; and to operate an information service and build up a library.
The Society has branches in Blackburn, Bury, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster & Morecambe, Pendle and Burnley, Preston, Rochdale, and Rossendale. There are branches covering Heraldry and Irish Ancestry. The London and South branch holds joint meetings with members of the Cumbria Family History Society.

Lancashire Local History Federation
Email: secretary@lancashirehistory.org
Website: Lancashire Local History Federation

Formed in 1973, we are the official co-ordinating body for local history in the County Palatine of Lancaster. We have members as far apart as Dalton-in-Furness to the north and Denton to the south, Fleetwood to the west and Farnworth to the east. Whether you are interested in Local History, Family History, Archaeology or Industrial Archaeology, if there is a bearing on Lancashire in your field of research, one or more of our member societies will be able to help.

Lancashire Parish Register Society
Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
Manchester, Lancashire M2 5PD UK
Email: hudson@raising.plus.com
Website: Lancashire Parish Register Society

The Society was formed in 1898 and has published over 250 volumes of parish register transcriptions, either in hardback or on Compact Disk. These publications contain substantial parts of the registers of over a hundred parishes, printed fairly steadily since 1898. They include editions of more than fifty of the earliest Lancashire registers – in fact all the registers for the 16th century have now been printed. There are four awaiting completion for the 17th century. Transcripts or indexes of many registers made for the Society and waiting publication are available in the Society’s library of transcripts kindly stored for us in Manchester Central Library’s Archives Department.

Lancashire Place Name Survey
Lancashire Archives
Bow Lane
Preston, Lancashire PR1 2RE UK
Email: jacquie.crosby@lancashire.gov.uk
Website: Lancashire Place Name Survey

The LPNS collects early word-forms (broadly old spellings) of the names of places in pre-1974 Lancashire.

Leyland Historical Society
Shield Room
Banqueting Suite
Civic Centre
West Paddock
Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1DH UK
Telephone: 01772 641604
Email: peter@leylandhistoricalsociety.co.uk
Website: Leyland Historical Society

The object of the Society is to promote the advancement of education of members of the public in all aspects of history and in particular of the Leyland Area.

Littleborough Historical and Archaeological Society
History Centre on Platform 2
Littleborough Station
Littleborough
Rochdale
Manchester, Lancashire OL15 0HA UK
Telephone: 01706 377685
Website: Littleborough Historical and Archaeological Society

To advance the education of the public by promoting the study of local history in Littleborough in all its aspects, and by establishing and maintaining a local research facility and archaeological workshop.

Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society
Liverpool Group
Top Floor Meeting Room
Liverpool Library
William Brown Street
Liverpool, Lancashire L3 8EW UK
Leigh Group
Derby Room
Leigh Library
Turnpike Centre
Civic Square
Market Street
Leigh
Manchester, Lancashire WN7 1EB UK
Southport Group
Lord Street West United Church
5 Lord St W
Southport, Merseyside PR8 2BH UK
Skelmersdale and UpHolland
Upholland Library Community Room
Hall Green
Upholland, Lancashire WN8 OPB UK
Warrington
Halliwell Jones Rugby Stadium
Warrington Conference Centre
Mike Gregory Way
Warrington, Lancashire WA2 7NE UK
Widnes
John Dalton Community Centre
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Mayfield Avenue, off Royal Avenue
Ditton
Widnes, Cheshire WA8 8PR UK

Turnpike Centre
Civic Square
Market Street
Leigh
Manchester, Lancashire WN7 1EB UK
Website: Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society

We are an active and forward-looking Society that brings together genealogists and historians with an interest in the area covered by the old Hundred of West Derby.

Liverpool History Society
Cornerstone Building
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD UK
Email: enquiries@liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk
Website: Liverpool History Society

Longridge & District Local History Society
St Paul's Church
24 Parlick Ave
Longridge
Preston, Lancashire PR3 3TN UK
Email: contact@ldlhs.org.uk
Website: Longridge & District Local History Society

Lytham Heritage Group
Lytham Assembly Rooms
Dicconson Terrace
Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5JY UK
Telephone: 01253 730787
Email: thecentre@lythamheritage.co.uk
Website: Lytham Heritage Group

Lytham Heritage Group was established in 1987 to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Ancient Parish of Lytham, which includes Lytham, Saltcotes, Ansdell, Fairhaven, Heyhouses, Kilgrimol, and St Annes.

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society
Anglo-Scottish Family History Society
Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
Manchester, Lancashire M2 5PD UK
Website: Anglo-Scottish Family History Society
Oldham and District Branch
Oldham Civic Centre
Rock Street Resource Centre
West St
Oldham
Manchester, Lancashire OL1 1UT UK
Website: Oldham and District Branch
Bolton Family History Society
Montserrat Room, 1st Floor
Old Links Golf Club
Chorley Old Road
Bolton
Manchester, Lancashire BL1 5SU UK
Email: bolton@mlfhs.org.uk
Website: Bolton Family History Society

Telephone: 0161 2341060
Website: Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society

The Society was formed in 1964 and is now one of the largest family history societies in the world. Although the Society is united by a common interest in Genealogy and Family History, members also pursue interests in closely related fields. Many are also local historians, whilst others share an interest in the application of computers to genealogy.

Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Seminar Room 301
All Saints Campus
Oxford Road
Manchester, Lancashire M15 6BH UK
Telephone: 0161 445 9124
Website: Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society

We are interested in developing a greater understanding of the industrial archaeology of the Manchester region; recording, interpreting and where possible preserving the physical remains of industrial artefacts and sites in their social, cultural and historical contexts; and promoting and researching the industrial archaeology of the Manchester region of England.

Mere Brow Local History Society
Mere Brow Village Hall
65 The Gravel
Mere Brow
Preston, Lancashire PR4 6JX UK
Telephone: 01772 814306
Website: Mere Brow Local History Society

Merseyside Archaeological Society
The Quaker Meeting House
22 School Ln
Liverpool, Lancashire L1 3BT UK
Email: MerseyArchSoc@gmail.com
Website: Merseyside Archaeological Society

Our interests cover the often-elusive remains of the prehistoric period to the iconic monuments of the Industrial Revolution in urban Liverpool. You are sure to find something of interest - whether you are an amateur or professional archaeologist or interested in your local archaeology and history.

Mourholme Local History Society
Yealand Village Hall
Footeran Ln
Carnforth, Cumbria LA5 UK
Email: sheila@mourholme.co.uk
Website: Mourholme Local History Society

Until the nineteenth century the Warton parish contained the townships of Borwick, Carnforth, Priest Hutton, Silverdale, Warton, Yealand Redmayne, and Yealand Conyers. They lie in the extreme north-west of Lancashire, abutting modern day Cumbria. Our studies concern the history of these seven villages.

Norden & District Local History Society
Norden Bowling Club
Trinity Street
Norden
Rochdale
Manchester, Lancashire OL12 7RD UK
Telephone: 07812 447460

North Meols (Southport) Family History Society
Marshside Road Methodist Church
Marshside Rd
Southport, Merseyside PR9 9TL UK
Email: secretary@nmfhssouthport.co.uk
Website: North Meols (Southport) Family History Society

The Society, formed in November 1990, meets locally and provides support and encouragement to those people with an interest in family and local history in the area of North Meols, as well as trying to help with genealogical research.

North West Group of Family History Societies
Website: North West Group of Family History Societies

Ormskirk and District Family History Society
Scout Hall
7 Wigan Road
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2AP UK
Email: secretary@odfhs.email
Website: Ormskirk and District Family History Society

The area we cover includes Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Downholland, Halsall, Hesketh with Becconsall, Lathom, Lydiate, Maghull, Melling, Ormskirk, Rufford, Scarisbrick, Simonswood, Skelmersdale, and Tarleton.

Pendle Forest History Group
Barley Village Hall
Cross Lane
Barley
Burnley, Lancashire BB12 9JU UK
Email: admin@pendleforesthistorygroup.co.uk
Website: Pendle Forest History Group

The Pendle Forest History Group was formed in 2007 by members from the Pendleside villages of Roughlee, Newchurch, and Barley to consider and investigate the history of the ancient area of Pendle Forest.

Poulton-le-Fylde Historical & Civic Society
Methodist Church Hall
Queensway
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire FY6 7ST UK
Telephone: 01253 885167
Website: Poulton-le-Fylde Historical & Civic Society

The Society's website is intended to give visitors a flavour of the town and its past, present, and future. We welcome contributions from all those with an interest in the history of Poulton-le-Fylde and its surrounding communities.

Preston Historical Society
Preston Minster
Church Street
Preston, Lancashire PR1 3BT UK
Email: info@prestonhistoricalsociety.org.uk
Website: Preston Historical Society

The aims and objectives of the Preston Historical Society are to promote the study of local history in Preston and Lancashire by way of social and natural history talks given by local historians and speakers, various events, and by using current social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Ramsbottom Heritage Society
Ramsbottom Civic Hall
Market Place
Ramsbottom
Bury, Lancashire BL0 9AJ UK
Email: john@ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
Website: Ramsbottom Heritage Society

The Ramsbottom Heritage Society is based in Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire, England, and was formed in 1987 to promote and protect the heritage of the town.

Ribchester Local History Society
Ribchester Arms
Blackburn Road
Ribchester, Lancashire PR3 3ZQ UK
Telephone: 01254 820458
Email: ribchesterlhs@gmail.com
Website: Ribchester Local History Society

Aims and Objectives are to provide a forum for those with an interest in the history and environment of Ribchester and the surrounding area, to undertake research and report on particular aspects of past village life, and to record the memories of those who live within the parish boundaries.

Royton Local History Society
Downey House
Church Street
Royton
Oldham
Manchester, Lancashire OL2 5JS UK
Email: enquiries@rlhs.co.uk
Website: Royton Local History Society

Royton Local History Society was established in 2002 and is dedicated to "Preserving and Promoting the History and Heritage of Royton".

Salford Local History Society
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Peel Park
Salford, Lancashire M5 4WU UK
Telephone: 0161 736 7306
Email: roy.bullock@ntlworld.com
Website: Salford Local History Society

The Salford Local History Society exists to promote the study of local history within the city of Salford.

St Helens Townships Family History Society
St. Helens Town Hall
Victoria Square
Saint Helens, Merseyside WA10 1HP UK
Email: contactus@sthelenstownshipsfhs.org.uk
Website: St Helens Townships Family History Society

We are an independent group of family history transcribers and researchers, based in St. Helens, Merseyside, UK, who have a wealth of knowledge on local and national resources available to help you further your research. The group's aim is to research our family history whilst helping others.

St John's Local History Group
St John's Parish Centre
Denmark Street
Waterloo, Merseyside L22 9RG UK
Telephone: 0151 474 2503
Website: St John's Local History Group

Swinton and Pendlebury Local History Society
Swinton Library
100 Chorley Road
Swinton, Lancashire M27 4AE UK
Telephone: 0161 794 4570/0161 793 7847
Website: Swinton and Pendlebury Local History Society

Tameside Archaeological Society
Telephone: 0161 320 5220
Email: tas.secretary@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Tameside Archaeological Society

TAS was established in 1997 to record and preserve the historical standing remains for the public interest in the borough of Tameside (a borough of Greater Manchester).

Tameside Local History Forum
Email: clough@tamesidehistoryforum.org.uk
Website: Tameside Local History Forum

The Tameside Local History Forum was established in January 2000 to increase public awareness and use of all the elements of local history throughout the Borough.

Tatham History Society
The Old School
Tatham Fells, Lancashire LA2 8PS UK
Telephone: 015242 21277
Website: Tatham History Society

Tatham History Society has the objectives to advance understanding and awareness of, and the education of the public in, the subject of the history and landscape of the parish and neighbourhood of Tatham in the county of Lancashire.

Urmston & District Local History Society
5 Avondale Crescent
Urmston
Manchester, Lancashire M41 7AU UK
Telephone: 0161 7474185
Email: daveandbabs@hotmail.co.uk
Website: Urmston & District Local History Society

To promote the advancement of education of the public by developing public interest in all aspects of local history concerning Urmston and district.

Warrington History Society
Independent Methodist Chapel
37 Cairo Street
Friars Green
Warrington, Lancashire WA1 1EH UK
Email: warringtonhistorysociety@gmail.com
Website: Warrington History Society

Established in 1964, the Society’s aim is to encourage an interest in all aspects of local history with particular reference to Warrington and its surrounding areas.

Wesley Historical Society - Lancashire Wesley Historical Society
34 Leach Lane
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY9 3AP UK
Telephone: 01253 728907
Website: Wesley Historical Society - Lancashire Wesley Historical Society

The Lancashire Wesley Historical Society was formed in 1984 with the aim of maintaining an interest in the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, in Methodist history in all its traditions and in its chapels and the architecture set within the broader context of English history, with especial reference to the region covered by our District.

West Lancashire Archaeological Society
Email: gee.griffiths@yahoo.co.uk
Website: West Lancashire Archaeological Society

Westhoughton History Group
Westhoughton Library
Library St
Westhoughton
Bolton
Manchester, Lancashire BL5 3AT UK
Email: mail@westhoughtonhistorygroup.org.uk
Website: Westhoughton History Group

Whitworth Historical Society
Whitworth Heritage Museum
North Street
Whitworth
Rochdale, Lancashire OL12 8RA UK
Telephone: 01706 344781
Email: secretary@whitworthhistoricalsociety.org.uk
Website: Whitworth Historical Society

Wigan Archaeological Society
The Brocket Arms
38 Mesnes Rd
Wigan
Manchester, Lancashire WN1 2DD UK
Telephone: 01257 402342
Website: Wigan Archaeological Society

The aims of the society are to expand the knowledge and awareness of our local, national and international heritage; to increase our understanding of the historical significance of the area; and to provide a base for research and a resource for field projects within the area.

Wigan Family & Local History Society
Sunshine House Community Centre
Wellington St
Scholes
Wigan
Manchester, Lancashire WN1 3SA UK
Email: wigan.fhs@gmail.com
Website: Wigan Family & Local History Society

Our main object is the promotion and encouragement of research into family and local history.

Wyre Archaeological Group
Email: secwyrearch@aol.com
Website: Wyre Archaeological Group

Our interests are not confined to just the Wyre District but cover the whole of Wyre, the Fylde, and beyond.