a great programme of events set for the remainder of 2015. 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 recieve your magazine in a digital (PDF) format, please let us know.
Our Open Day and 25th Anniversary celebrations 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.
We 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
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 2015.
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.
@ 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.
@ 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.
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.
Go and have a look at the latest family photos that have been added, and see if you recognise anybody. (Updated March 2015).
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 2015)
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.
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?