Registered Charity for Education, No. 513437



The Rossendale Society for Genealogy & Heraldry established in Bury in April 1973
A branch at Lancaster was formed in 1984 as the

Lancaster Family History Society
on 15th of March 1984 in Lancaster,
Harold Wilkinson was elected our first Chairman.
Following the initial meeting at the Trades Hall on Fenton Street, Lancaster,
the branch moved to the modern Public Library at Morecambe and adopted the name of
Lancaster & Morecambe branch
LFHHS has entered the next phase of the digital age!
Take a look at our
page along with access to Twitter; Google+ and our Blog at

NEW FOR 2015
Morecambe Library 2.00 pm
Sessions now every two weeks
we will not be meeting at Heysham for 'Drop Ins'

for details:
pick up a leaflet at your local library
or e-mail

Always have your Family Tree with you on a mobile or
iPad?  Click the iPhone image below to see how

If you need help in any of the parishes covered
by our family history branch
see a free index of what's available:
St. John the Baptist
 AUGHTON St. Saviour Church
 BARNACRE All Saints +
 BENTHAM Calf Cop Friends Meeting Ho.
 BENTHAM High St. Margarets Church
 BENTHAM Low St. John the Baptist
 BOLTON-LE-SANDS Holy Trinity Church
 BOLTON-LE-SANDS United Reformed
 BORWICK see Warton St Oswald
 BROOKHOUSE St. Pauls Church
 CALDER VALE St. John Evangelist
 CARNFORTH MC & see Warton
 CATON St Pauls Church Brookhouse
 CHIPPING St. Bartholomew
 CLAUGHTON St Chad Church
 ELLEL St John the Evangelist
 FORTON United Reformed Church
 GLASSON Christ Church
 GRESSINGHAM St. John the Evangelist
 HALTON St. Wilfrid's Church
 HEYSHAM Hale Carr Cemetery
 HEYSHAM St. Peters Church
 HORNBY St. Margaret
 LANCASTER Dry Dock Accounts
 LANCASTER Friends Meeting House
 LANCASTER H. M. Gaol Census Index
 LANCASTER High Street U R +
 LANCASTER Municipal Cemetery
 LANCASTER Old Newspaper index
 LANCASTER Priory of St. Mary
 LANCASTER Scotforth Cemetery
 LANCASTER Skerton Cemetery
 LANCASTER Skerton Methodists
 LANCASTER St. John and St. Anne
 LANCASTER War Memorials
 LECK St. Peters Church
 LITTLEDALE St Pauls Church
 MELLING St. Wilfred's Church
 MORECAMBE Holy Trinity
 MORECAMBE Holy Trinity Church
 MORECAMBE Municipal Cemetery
 MORECAMBE Emmanuel Free C of E
 NETHER KELLET United Reformed
 OVER KELLET St. Cuthbert Church
 OVERTON St. Helens 
 QUERNMORE Methodist Church
 QUERNMORE St. Peter Church
 SCORTON St. Peters Church
 SCOTFORTH Scotforth Cemetery
 SILVERDALE St. John Church
 SKERTON St. Luke's Church
 SKERTON Skerton Municipal Cemetery
 SKERTON Skerton Methodists
 SLYNE with HEST  Cemetery
 TATHAM St. James the Less
 TATHAM FELLS The Good Shepherd
 THURNHAM St. Thomas & St. Elizabeth
 TORRISHOLME Municipal Cemetery
 TUNSTALL St. John the Baptist
 WARTON St. Oswald's nr. Carnforth
 WHITTINGTON St. Michael the Archangel
 WINMARLEIGH St. Luke's Church
 WRAY Holy Trinity Church
 YEALAND CONYERS Friends Meeting Ho
The parishes without a hyperlink are not yet available
 but are on the way...

To join the society,
use our on-line link to GenFair
start getting the benefits of membership
straight away
Annual subscriptions are:
UK Students & OAP £12.00,
Ordinary Members £14.00,
Overseas £16.00

LFH&HS Resource and Research Centre
2 Straits, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3LU
01254 239919 (Answer phone)

Research Centre - Chorley
Astley Hall, Chorley

Any member of LFH&HS is free to use the
photographs by Peter Joslin featured on this website
for their own personal use.


Chairmanís letter: We are moving.
The Lancaster and Morecambe Branch are moving. After holding our monthly meetings at The Church Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, Torrisholme, for some twenty odd years, we have decided to move to a more central and comfortable location on Morecambe Promenade.
As from our meeting on 16th July we will be meeting at The Lothersdale Hotel, 320 Marine Road Central, Morecambe. LA4 5AA. This is a more convenient location being a hotel with all its facilities including Wi-Fi, bar, tea & coffee, free car parking (after 6.00 pm) across the road in a Council run car park.  Busses from Carnforth, Heysham and Lancaster past the front door at regular intervals so Public Transport is not a problem.
Attendance at Torrisholme evening meetings has been falling for some time and so the move to The Lothersdale is being seen as a NEW location and a NEW start.
The meeting on 16th July will be a Chairman's & Members Evening at which it is hoped that members will bring items on Family History to share and this will be the first of an increased  "workshop" based type of meeting as opposed to a Guest speaker.  It is also hoped that the Chairman of LFHHS, Mr Mike Coyle, will be in attendance.
On 17th September Tony Consadine will be speaking on "Basic Heraldry" and on 19th November Christine Dundas will give a talk on "Researching the Family Tree.
It is really hoped that this will be a new start for Lancaster and Morecambe branch and we look forward to the return of members who have been unhappy with the old location and also to welcoming an influx of new members of the Society.

The drop-in at Morecambe Library which have been proved to be very successful on the first and third Monday afternoon from 2.00 to 4.00 pm  will continue keeping alive the interest in family history in the Lancaster and Morecambe area by meeting 2-3 times each month.
                            Tony Consadine


Our major project for 2014-2018   
'Flanders Poppy Trail'
Remembering the fallen of 100 years ago; 1914-1918
Service personnel who served our country
and are remembered in Morecambe cemetery


Fellow Lancastrians,
Two large ledgers and almost 2,000 record cards
have been transcribed into a searchable database.
They give us details of 8,000 employees at this
world famous Lancaster firm
Part of this website will soon show an index to the
m all
Click Here for Jas Williamson & Son Ltd


The Lancaster & Morecambe branch has a vast holding of images of grave stones that has been accumulated
over the last 20 years.
A free index to our data base is available on the website.
LFHHS members can have two free images
sent to them by e-mail.

None members will be charged at £4.00 for one image,
£3.00 each for two or more images ordered at the same time.
Anyone who is not a member and would want to buy images
would find it beneficial  to pay for a yearís membership,
they would then receive all the benefits of
society membership and some free images.

Request for images and general family history queries
should be sent to:
Please include your membership number.
Remittances should be made payable to our charity:

For membership details click below

or for on line applications click on


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