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Following the resignation of several key members of the committee, an urgent meeting was called to select a new committee. These were co-opted into the vacant positions, and they shall serve on the co-opted committee until the next AGM in May 2015. Further details should be on their way to you in the post in the coming days.
For now, any queries can be directed via the appropriate email which can be found here
Over the next few weeks we will be making some much needed changes and improvements to the website, so please bear with us whilst we carry out the changes.
18th September 2014 - Society Help Night. If you have a question or problem, or just don't know where to try next, come along and see if we can help you.
The meeting will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Preston New Road, Southport and will start at 8pmHelp Desk in Southport Library
The society hosts a help desk on Tuesday afternoons between 2-4pm.
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.
l ~~~~~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.
The latest site to be added is Genealogy Specialists - Tracing Our Past, Discovering Our Genes (TOP DOG)
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, contains a number of photos originating in Southport, Liverpool and 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 at Family Album
(Updated February 2013)
The society has a limited number of local author Harry Foster's new book for sale.
The book,called 'Southport's Inner Suburbs : (Life outside the town centre), tells of the area inland of the township of Southport including the Hesketh Park area, Meols Cop, Blowick and Kew. Also the forgotten hamlets of Hawes Side, Little London, Little Ireland, Westward and Ecclesfield.
This latest publication is available at a cost of £18.00 plus £3.00 p&p in U.K. or £7.50 p&p overseas. It can be ordered using the order form on the inner cover of our magazine, or by downloading the order form from the website. Publications are also available via Genfair and Parish Chest.
Go and have a look at the latest family photos that have been added, and see if you recognise anybody. Latest photos added 3rd September 2013.
The photos can be found at Local Family Photos
Let us know if you have any photos that you think will be of interest to other members. Photos can be e-mailed to
The society has a wide range of publications for sale, including one name extracts from the local parish records for some of the well known local families.
A full list of publications can be found on the Publications for Sale page, where you will also find an order form.
Alternatively they can also be ordered from the Parish Chest or Genfair web sites
Old Photos of Southport
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. Although there have been many changes over the years, most of the locations are still recognisable.
The photos can be found on the Around North Meols page
~~~~~ Articles wanted for The Sandgrounder, the society magazine
Apart from seeing your work in print, have you ever considered that you may actually be helping other members? Contributions to your 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?
I do hope this reminder will spur you on, you have nothing to lose, but other members could gain so much from you.
Please send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org
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