Welcome to the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
  • See latest news for details of closures due to Coronavirus Emergency

Online talks using ZOOM

Our traditional branch meetings continue to be impossible while Covid 19 has spiked again.

As mentioned in the November journal the society is intending to introduce a series of Online talks in the New Year using “ZOOM”.

We have created a new "Virtual Branch" Events page to list these events. Click on "LFHHS Branches" on the Home Page, then select "Society Virtual Branch" at the bottom of the list of branches to see details of the talks being offered online- both by the Society and by individual branches. Chorley, London and Pendle branches have all run successful online talks using ZOOM so far.

The Coronavirus Emergency - LFHHS

The Trustees of the Society have suspended most activities for the time being
in line with government guidance.

Click here to see the Trustee’s full statement
for the latest updates on Latest Update 22 March 2020.

Name Search

Over the last forty years LFHHS members have transcribed millions of records which have then been published on microfiche, in booklets, on websites and on CDs. Check if your ancestors are included?

"Latest update 03/02/2020"

Click here to find out more

Surname Interests

"Latest records added on
November 23, 2020"

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Certificate Search

"Latest Certificates added on 03/08/2018"

Click here to find out more

Crew List Search;

Our Crew Lists have details of over 80,000 members of ships' crews from the ports of Fleetwood, Lancaster and Preston - are your ancestors included?

Click here to find out more

Our aims:

  • 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
  • To operate an information service and build up a library

Formed in 1973 as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (Lancashire), the Society now has twelve branches in Lancashire, together with one in London where members meet regularly. The society also has a worldwide community of family historians with roots in Lancashire. Please check out the benefits of membership for yourself.

The area we cover is shown shaded green on the adjacent map. 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.

On joining the Society members are entitled to visit and take part in meetings held by all the branches. Members can use the facilities of any branch, such as its library, holdings of microfiche and CDs. Some branches have fiche readers that can be borrowed for use at home.

Each branch organises its own programme of events and activities. Details of these, together with locations and meeting timetables, can be found in the Branches section of the website and in the Society Journal.

benefits of membership Lancaster & Morecambe Branch Fylde Branch Pendle & Burnley Branch Hyndburn Branch Blackburn with Darwen Branch Preston Branch Heraldry Group Rossendale Branch Chorley Branch Rochdale Branch Bury Branch Irish Ancestry Group London & South




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