Site Last updated 23rd February 2015
Welcome to our new look website.
We hope you like it...
Please note that as of 1st January 2015 all membership subscriptions were due, a renewal form was included in the Winter edition of the 'Sandgrounder' magazine, you can also renew your membership online via the Genfair website or by downloading a form HERE.
19th March 2015
‘The history of Southport’s railways and how they helped shape our town’ - by Keith Hick
The meeting will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Preston New Road, Southport and will start at 8pm
The society now hosts two help desks
@ Southport Library
(within the Atkinson)
on Tuesday afternoons between 2-4pm.
And now also,
@ Tarleton Library
on the first Monday of each month.
Please call: 01772 816841 for more information.
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.
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.
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 2015)
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. Updated February 2015.
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:
(replacing the AT by an @ sign).
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.
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