Goodshaw, Lancashire Genealogy
BOOTHS, HIGHER, a township, in the parish of Whalley, union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles (N.) from Rawtenstall, and 2½(N. N. E.) from Haslingden. This township is on the road from Manchester to Burnley, and includes the villages of Goodshaw-Booth, Goodshaw-Fold, Crawshaw-Booth, Low-Clough, and Sunny-Side, all of them within the district of Rossendale.
The Wesleyans, Baptists, Primitive Methodists, and Society of Friends have places of worship. 
Goodshaw St Mary and All Saints was created as a chapel of ease by 1699 within the boundaries of Whalley, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
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 http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Church of England
Goodshaw chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Whalley to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|GOODSHAW ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1728) Indexes|
|WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing GOODSHAW Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875||1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900||1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891|
|AC|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653
|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653
|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Goodshaw and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WHALLEY ST MARY PARISH page.
Parish registers for the chapelry of Goodshaw, 1749-1907 Microfilm copy of originals at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.Goodshaw is a chapelry in Whalley parish. The chapelry was also known as St. Mary and All Saints' Church.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L82/1/1, L82/1/2/3, L82/1/3/1, L82/1/4/2.
| Baptisms, 1749-1854. Burials, 1755-1841.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
| Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1854-1900. Marriages, 1838-1907. Burials, 1841-1893.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
Bishop's transcripts for Goodshaw, 1699-1838 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Goodshaw is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.
Lancashire Record Office: DRB 2/246
| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1699?; baptisms and burials, 1801-1838.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
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Lancashire Online Parish Clerks index
A useful resource for the records of this parish.
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rossendale/Goodshaw/stmary/index.html for Baptism records online with Surname index
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rossendale/Goodshaw/stmary/index.html for marriages with Surname index
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rossendale/Goodshaw/stmary/index.html for burials with Surname index
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
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.
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- Lewis, Samuel A. , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 302-305. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.