Blackpool England Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

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:

  1. The Local and Family History Centre is on the first floor of
    Blackpool Central Library
    Queen Street
    FY1 1PX
  2. 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


Twitter: @BpoolLibraries

Open Hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 9.30am-7.00pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9.30am-7.00pm
Friday - 9.30am-5.00pm
Saturday - 9.30am-5.00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events visit

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Centre Resources


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Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

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Centre Services

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