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Guide to Altcar, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Altcar, Lancashire
St Michael's Church. Altcar.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Derby
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Ormskirk
Registration District Ormskirk
Records begin
Parish registers: 1664
Bishop's Transcripts: 1663
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery North Meols
Diocese Chester
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office


Parish History

ALTCAR (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Ormskirk. The parish takes its name from the river Alt which bounds the parish on the south. The church is a neat structure with a campanile tower, erected in 1746, and repaired in 1841.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church records

Altcar Parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed for numerous years and by the following websites:

AC (£)
FMP (£)
FREG =FreeReg
JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index
LOPC=Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
ALTCAR PARISH (1663) Indexes


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images


AC 1660-1812

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306899.

Poor Law Unions

Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Altcar on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 27 August 2013.


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