NMFHS ~ Southport

The Society, Constitution & Committee

Joining the Society

What's On

Publications for sale

Family Photos
Around North Meols
Family Album








Lancashire Record Office, Preston
This site contains information you will need before visiting the office, and details of the many records that are available to view

Ormskirk & District Family History Society
The society covers Ormskirk and surrounding districts, from Hesketh & Becconsall and Tarleton in the north, to Maghull and Melling to the south.

St Helens Townships FHS
An independent group of family history transcribers and researchers, based in St Helens, who have a wealth of knowledge on local and national resources available to help you further your research. The aim of the group is to research our family history whilst helping others. 


Churchtown United Reform Church
Located in Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport



Q-Local Southport
In addition to current news from around Southport, this site contains a section on Southport Past, including many old photos of Southport

Liverpool and SW Lancs FHS
The society covers Liverpool and surrounding areas

Manchester & Lancashire FHS
Founded in 1964, the society supports family history research in Greater Manchester, including Bolton and Oldham

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Park Database


This is a free database created by Joyce Otterstrom. It contains lots of data about people and families from the North Meols area. Your ancestors could be included.




FreeBMD is an on-going project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records

Subscription service enabling on-line access to a wide range of historical records including census records, records of births, deaths and marriages, British Army WWI pension records 1914-1920, and British phone books

GENUKI is a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information for the UK & Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, provided by volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies. It provides free access to a wide range of information

Searching National Archives
The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day

 Census Finder

Provides links to a variety of sites containing census records for both the Uk and North America - USA & Canada

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Search the Commissionís ďThe Debt of Honour Register" listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War

The National Archives
The site contains all the information you need about the National Archives in Kew, Surrey

General Register Office
Provides details of how to obtain birth, marriage and death certificates, and enables you to order them on-line

Historical Directories
This site contains a digital library of local trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. Search and view on-line free of charge

Family History Online
Provides on-line access to a wide range of databases. Initial name searches are free, but payment must be made to view details of any matches found

GENfair is owned by the Federation of Family History Societies, and is the on-line shop selling publications and other items sold by its member societies, including North Meols FHS

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Genealogy Specialists - Tracing Our Past, Discovering Our Genes (TOP DOG)

This new forum is free to use, and is designed to enable people to offer mutual help to each other in tracing our ancestors, following family trees, and putting flesh on the skeletons that they discover. The forum is based in the UK, but with members around the world. Membership ranges from enthusiastic amateurs to professional genealogists.


 @Home with Your Ancestors

Diane Marelli's free on-line Howto book, 'At Home With Your Ancestors' provides you with useful information that should help you to research your family history.


Family Tree Resources     

This site has been set up by Rachel Dunkley, and contains some useful tips and information for people researching their family history. The site also includes a number of useful links.


Family Records Office
The site will help you find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research. Includes a Beginnerís Guide, and a description of what can be found out from some of the records


This site contains a lot of guidance for the beginner, including the sources of information available on the Internet, as well as at local and national centres. Also provides details of courses that are available

Provides information on the records that are available to family history researchers, and includes links to various sites





Local Information & Societies

Information/Research Sites

How To Do Your Family History