FamilySearch is pleased to announce a new online guide to tracing Lancashire England ancestors. Historic Lancashire, home of the Beatles, heart of the industrial revolution, and port of departure for millions of emigrants, is a bustling place families from around the globe connect with. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki and includes major cities Manchester and Liverpool.
Features include articles on each of Lancashire’s 75 ancient parishes and 400+ chapelries packed with descriptions of records available online at Ancestry, BMD Registers, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, FreeREG, Genogold, GenealogyLinksUK, Google Books, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, Joiner’s Marriage Index, Lancashire BMD, Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, Lancashire Will Search, Liverpool History Projects, Manchester City Council, the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society, and Origins.
Genealogists will find tables describing where to find parish registers online, maps to pinpoint places Lancastrians lived, locate census-like records dating back to the Middle Ages, jurisdictional information, determine where to find wills of historic residents of Lancashire, view photos of old churches where ancestors worshiped, track down passenger lists, identify major Lancashire archives and libraries, and learn about the tremendous resources available through local family history societies.