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Updated Information & Booking Forms (21/04/2022)

LFHHS One Day Conference & AGM

LFHHS One Day Conference & AGM
Provisional Programme:

Saturday 14 May 2022 9.15am – 4.30pm

09:15 – 09:45 Registration and Coffee / Tea
09:45 – 10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:00 – 11:10 Introducing the 1921 Census of England & Wales
By Mary McKee Head of Content Findmypast.com

The 1921 Census of England and Wales is here. Join Findmypast for an unmissable exploration of the biggest new arrival in family history. After years spent digitising and transcribing this unique snapshot of our recent history, discover the stories and secrets contained within. Along with the historical context, tips for effective searching and using it to trace elusive relatives, we'll learn how the 1921 Census will help you understand your ancestors’ lives better and your own.

(This presentation will be via Zoom)
11:10 –11:25 Intermission
11:35 –12:45 Latest Developments at Lancashire Archives and possible future joint projects’ by Vicci McCann Archivist at Lancashire Archives
01:00 - 02:00 Lunch
2.15 – 3.15 LFHHS new Military Interest Group: Learning and Sharing' by Mike Coyle
3:30 LFHHS Annual General Meeting
4:30 Farewell and departures

We extend a welcome to the Conference and lunch to all members, non-members of LFHHS and guests,
please signify on the Application Form.

£18.00 including Buffet Lunch
£12.00 Conference Only (excluding lunch)

Booking form to pay by cheque

Online Booking and payment

We run three courses, First Steps, Next Steps and Further Steps. The First Steps course is about to start
Each course has 9 sessions of two hours that include an interval in each session.
Many of these sessions have a 15 minute Q&A session at the end.

The courses are held at the Chorley Family History Centre,
Astley Hall Farmhouse, Hallgate, Astley Village, Chorley, PR7 1XA

and simultaneously online via

The First Steps course commences at
1:30 pm on Thursday 29 September 2022

The fee for each 9 week course is £50 payable in advance.
The first course, First Steps, is split into a 2 week taster session at £20
and followed by a further £30 for the remaining 7 weekly sessions.

Click here to book First Steps Training Course
(Taster - First Two weeks)

Click here to book First Steps Training Course
(Final 7 weeks)

You can choose whether you want to attend in person or online via Zoom.

As our meeting room is small the number of places is limited to 10 people and
in person bookings are offered on a first come first served basis

The Next Steps and Further Steps courses will be held in 2023.

Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society is a Registered Charity, Number 513437

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
September 17, 2022"

Click here to find out more

Certificate Search

"Latest Certificates added on 26/11/2021"

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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