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The Local and Family History Centre holds a comprehensive collection of material for those with an interest in local or family history, including Blackpool electoral registers 1930 to date, historic Ordnance Survey maps of the Fylde area, local trade directories 1816 to 1969, Fylde area Census records 1841 to 1901. It also contains comprehensive parish records from Lancashire parishes, local newspapers from 1845, local newspaper indexes & cuttings, historic local holiday guides for Blackpool, and our local historic photograph collection.
Regular monthly talks are held at the Central Library on Thursday afternoons on a variety of local history Blackpool and Fylde subjects.
Please enquire if you require advice about your research.
Centre Contacts and Hours
Location & Map:
- The Local and Family History Centre is on the first floor of
Blackpool Central Library
- Visitors, especially those travelling long distances, are advised to contact us in advance as some research may require pre-booking of PCs or reader-printer machines
Phone: 01253 478090
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 9.30am-7.00pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9.30am-7.00pm
Friday - 9.30am-5.00pm
Saturday - 9.30am-5.00pm
Calendar and Events
Upcoming Events visit http://blackpoollibrary.wordpress.com/local-and-family-history/
Staff Training Meetings
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Databases and Software
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Hardware and Equipment
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Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
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