Worsthorne, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Worsthorne, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapel register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
WORSTHORN, a township, in the parochial chapelryand poor-law union of Burnley, parish of Whalley,Higherdivision of the hundred of Blackburn, N. divisionof Lancashire, 2¼ miles (E.) from Burnley. 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
Lancashire Online Parish ClerksEdit
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Church of England
Worsthorne chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Whalley to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|WORSTHORNE ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1835) Indexes|
|WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing WORSTHORNE Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875||1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900||1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Worsthorne and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WHALLEY ST MARY PARISH page.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 687-692. Date accessed: 24 September 2013.