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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Societies

Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS)
Telephone: 01524 67523
Email: general.secretary@cumbriapast.com
Website: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society

The Society's charitable purpose is the advancement of education and culture in the fields of the arts, heritage and science. To promote, encourage, foster and coordinate the study of archaeology, history, genealogy, customs and traditions with special reference to the County of Cumbria which now includes the historic counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and Lancashire North of the Sands and the Sedbergh district of Yorkshire. Affiliated groups are the Carlisle Affiliated Group, the Kendal Historical & Archaeological Society, the Penrith Affiliated Group, and the South West Cumbria Historical & Archaeological Society.

Cumbria Family History Society
Website: Cumbria Family History Society

The Cumbria Family History Society was founded to help members carry out their genealogy researches and our area of interest is the modern county of Cumbria, which is the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and a part of Northern Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

Duddon Valley Local History Group
Victory Hall
4 Station Rd
Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA20 6HN UK
Telephone: 01229 861511
Email: info@duddonhistory.org.uk
Website: Duddon Valley Local History Group

DVLHG was formed in the early 1990s and runs a programme of activities and talks for its members. Our five year long study of the whole valley has restarted extending the survey to cover areas not walked in earlier phases. Our findings led to our current major project with Oxford Archaeology North excavating three medieval longhouse sites near Seathwaite Tarn.

Holme & District Local History Society
Burton Memorial Hall
Main St
Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria LA6 1NA UK
Telephone: 01524 782198
Website: Holme & District Local History Society

The Society concentrates on the local parishes of South Lakeland (Cumbria), including Holme, Burton, Beetham, Hutton Roof, Heversham, Lupton, Milnthorpe, and Preston Patrick. From the beginning we have collected photographs, maps and books about our local area for our library. As the collection expanded with donations from members and non-members we started an archive section, now divided between two archivists: (1) Holme and (2) Burton & the district.

North West Catholic History Society
Email: editor@nwcatholichistory.org.uk
Website: North West Catholic History Society

The North West Catholic History Society promotes the study of the history of the Catholic Church in the region west of the Pennines, the old counties of Cheshire, Cumberland, Lancashire, and Westmorland.

Lancashire Societies

Askam & Ireleth Local History Group
Telephone: 01229 468277

Barrow-in-Furness Civic & Local History Society
Website: Barrow-in-Furness Civic & Local History Society

Bolton Family History Society
Montserrat Room
1st Floor
Old Links Golf Club
Chorley Old Road
Bolton
Manchester, Lancashire BL1 5SU UK
Email: bolton@mlfhs.org.uk
Website: Bolton Family History Society

A branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society, the Bolton Branch is a local society dedicated to the study and recording of genealogy and family history.

Bury Archaeological Group
Telephone: 01204 531317
Website: Bury Archaeological Group

Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society
Website: Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society

Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society
Website: Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society

Friends of Pendle Heritage
Telephone: 01282 677 150
Email: info@foph.co.uk
Website: Friends of Pendle Heritage

Furness Family History Society
Website: Furness Family History Society

Halliwell Local History Society
Website: Halliwell Local History Society

History of Kirkby Group
Website: History of Kirkby Group

Lancaster & District Family History Group
Website: Lancaster & District Family History Group

Lancashire Archaeological Society
Website: Lancashire Archaeological Society

The Society for the Old Parish of Warton, Lancashire.

Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
Website: Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society

Lancashire Parish Record Society
Website: Lancashire Parish Record Society

Littleborough Historical and Archaeological Society
Telephone: 01706 377685
Website: Littleborough Historical and Archaeological Society

Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society
Website: Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society
Website: Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society

Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society
Website: Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society

Merseyside Archaeological Society
Website: Merseyside Archaeological Society

Mourholme Local History Society
Yealand Village Hall
Footeran Ln
Carnforth, Cumbria LA5 UK
Email: sheila@mourholme.co.uk
Website: Mourholme Local History Society

North Meols (Southport) Family History Society
Website: North Meols (Southport) Family History Society

North West Group of Family History Societies
Website: North West Group of Family History Societies

Ormskirk and District Family History Society
Website: Ormskirk and District Family History Society

South West Cumbria Historical & Archaeological Society
Egremont Market Hall Supper Room
6 Market St
Egremont
Copeland, Cumbria CA22 UK
Telephone: 019467 24634
Website: South West Cumbria Historical & Archaeological Society

St Helens Townships Family History Society
Website: St Helens Townships Family History Society

Tameside Archaeological Society
Telephone: 0161 320 5220
Email: tas.secretary@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Tameside Archaeological Society

West Lancashire Archaeological Society
Email: gee.griffiths@yahoo.co.uk
Website: West Lancashire Archaeological Society

Wigan Archaeological Society
Telephone: 01257 402342
Website: Wigan Archaeological Society

Wigan Family & Local History Society
Website: Wigan Family & Local History Society