Welcome to the North Meols (Southport)
Family History Society Website

We have a great programme of events set for the remainder of 2019. Your Summer issue of the ‘Sandgrounder’ is now complete and is now on its way to you, don’t forget, if you would prefer to receive your magazine in a digital (PDF) format, please let us know.

2019 NMFHS OPEN DAY – Saturday 21st September 2019 and will be held at St Cuthbert’s Parochial Hall in Churchtown. Starting at 11am until 4pm we will be there to help with any queries or to simply say hello, why not come down and see us. As usual we will have all our records and maps available to purchase.

Our Open Day and 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2015 was a complete success, with a great turn out of members and prospective members alike, some of you even travelled a long way to visit us, we had the Editor of the local newspaper ‘The Southport Visiter’ Andrew Brown who official opened the event and welcomed our new President Mr Bernard O’Malley to the Society. Thankyou to everyone for making it the success it was. please visit the ‘Events’ section of the Photo Gallery for pics from the day.
The new website, has come together rather nicely. Thank you for your patience whilst we have been carrying out the much needed upgrades to the site including adding a new direct link to our Forum site, an excellent place to find help with your research and possibly even connect with other members researching the same lines of ancestry as you are. If you should find any errors on the page, could you please let the webmaster know..

Quarterly 'Sandgrounder' magazineWe now offer members, the Quarterly ‘Sandgrounder‘ magazine in a digital format as well as being sent by Royal Mail Post, if you would like to receive the magazine this way, please let us know to ensure we have the correct contact details.

The ‘Links’ page has also been updated and now has the direct download links to all available downloads, such as the Publications List, Membership Form, Publications Order Form, and now the Free Members’ Loans Library List 2019.

Check out our ‘What’s on’ page for a full list of member meetings, and also any events both locally & nationally that we are attending this year, such as the 75th birthday celebrations of The Lancashire Archives & Family History Fair, our own 25th birthday celebrations, and many others.

Help Desk

The Atkinson @ The Atkinson
held in the library within the Atkinson, the help desk is available on Tuesdays between 2pm – 4pm & Fridays between 10am – 12noon. These help desks are free services and are only possible thanks to our volunteers. If you are in the vicinity feel free to pop in and have a chat – you will find us ready, willing, and hopefully able to help.

arleton Library@ Tarleton Library
The Society recently took over the help desk activities from Liverpool & SW Lancs FHS at Tarleton library and have now set up a regular meeting. The help desk is held on the 1st Monday of each month, we can offer help & advice on your research, just pop in and see if we can help.

Useful Links

Whether you are just starting to research your family history, you have hit a brick wall, or just want to know what is available, visit our ‘Links’ page to find links to a wide variety of genealogy websites.

Photo Gallery

Go and have a look at the latest family photos that have been added, and see if you recognise anybody. (Updated March 2016).

A member of Orange & District Historical Society in NSW, Australia, has sent in some photographs from an album belonging to a family in NSW which, besides photos of family members and friends in Australia, it contains a number of photos originating in Southport, Liverpool & other nearby places. Two of the family names are Tyrer and Silverlock.

To see if you recognise an ancestor, or can provide any additional information, take a look at them in the Family Album. (Updated September 2016)

One of our members has sent us some copies of photographs from a ‘Southport Official Guide of the Corporation’ dated 1908. These show a number of views around Lord Street and the Promenade. There have been many changes over the years, but most of the locations are still recognisable. These photos can be found on the Around North Meols page.

Articles wanted for the society magazine

Apart from seeing your work in print, have you considered that you may be able to help other members? Contributions to the magazine can sometimes result in new contacts and new research lines for you to follow. Have you ever had a totally unexpected result from your research? Why not share it with us?