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

Although we have been severely affected by the restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic we are still very active as a society. Our committee have held several meetings to look at how we can help and support our membership until “normal service” can resume. A new journal is being produced and Alex, our Editor, would love to receive your contributions, Requests for help with brick walls and articles about your research. Have you come across any new websites or research aid that you feel other members would find useful ? If so please send details to the Editor – email editor@nmfhssouthport.co.uk

2021 NMFHS OPEN DAY – Our Open Day on Saturday 18th September 2021 at St Cuthbert’s Parochial Hall in Churchtown was extremely successful and the attendance  at 75 was the highest figure for the last few years. We hope that by September next year we can look forward to a similar or greater attendance.

We are still here to help with any queries so why not email us with your questions ? Our Publications Officer has all our records and maps available to purchase.

Email enquiries@nmfhssouthport.co.uk with all your research questions.

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 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 and Publications Order Form.

Help Desk

All our Help Desks except Tarleton are currently suspended –  we will advise you through the website when they will be re-opening.

The Atkinson @ The Atkinson
held in the library within the Atkinson, the help desk is available on Tuesdays between 2.30pm – 4.30pm & 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 runs the help desk activities  at Tarleton library and have a regular monthly meeting. The help desk is held on the 1st Monday of each month between 10am – 12noon, we can offer help & advice on your research, just pop in and see if we can help. We have now re-opened post Covid and look forward to seeing you again.

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. (Last 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. (Last 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.

If you have photographs you would like us to include in the Photo Gallery please email Stephen, our webmaster and let him know what you are offering. Email webmaster@nmfhssouthport.co.uk

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?