- Lancashire Archives
Find out what records they hold and how to view them.
Births, Marriages & Deaths
- Lancashire BMD
Lancashire BMD has over 10.8 million births, 4.5 million marriages and 6.5 million deaths available to search and view for free.
- Lancashire Parish Records
Burials & Cemeteries
CemSearch UK has databases of monumental or headstone inscriptions from cemeteries and graveyards in Lancashire, including Accrington, Colne, Bacup, Blackburn, Burnley, Little Hulton, Loveclough, Manchester, Nelson, Preston, Salford, Tyldesley, Weaste, Wheatley Lane and Whitworth.
- Chorlton Upon Medlock Burials 1821-1933
61,000 registers from the Rusholme Road Cemetery.
- Lytham Park Burials
An index of burials (1927 onwards) and cremations (1958 onwards) from Lytham St. Annes. PDF or Excel files of the records can be downloaded.
- Oldham Burial Records
The Oldham council website gives free access to its burial records, including cremations, on its website.
You can search and view records from:
- Chadderton Cemetery
- Crompton Cemetery
- Failsworth Cemetery
- Greenacres Cemetery
- Hollinwood Cemetery
- Lees Cemetery
- Oldham Crematorium
- Royton Cemetery
Records are available from: Ashton Cemetery, Audenshaw Cemetery, Denton Cemetery, Droylsden Cemetery, Mossley Cemetery.
Wigan World has online indexes from Wigan, Gidlow, Hindley, Ince, Westwood and Howe Bridge cemeteries. There’s also much more of interest for local family historians on their website.
- Census 1841-1921
Search the census records from 1841-1921, plus the 1939 Register which includes over 4,000,000 Lancashire registers by person or address..
Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.
Criminals and Convicts
- Electoral Registers 1832-1932
Search the 30 million records to find those who were eligible to vote and their location through the years.
- Lancashire Fusiliers
- Lancashire Infantry Museum
- Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
- Lancashire Roll of Honour
- St. Helens Roll of Honour
- Lancashire Police Records
The Lancashire Police Record Search website allows you to see if your ancestor was in the police. You can then request further details through the website. The site provides a list of names of police officers, particularly those who served with the Lancashire County Constabulary from the force’s inception in 1840 up to 1925.
Photos and Postcards
- Lancashire Lantern
The Lancashire Lantern is an image archive of local old photographs, postcards and other images.
Societies and Groups
- Lancashire Surname Interests
The Surname Interest search provides details of surnames being researched by members of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society, usually specifying a particular period and county, and often a locality within the county.
- Lancashire Surnames 1881
Top surnames from the 1881 census in Lancashire.
Wills and Probate
- Lancashire Wills & Probate 1457-1858
More than 229,000 Lancashire wills and probate records. Find out if your ancestor’s will survived the centuries.
- Lancashire Will Search
The purpose of Lancashire Will Search is to aid one in finding a will of a person who died in Lancashire, England from the time period of the mid sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century. This resource should only be used as an index and a search of the original probate records should always be done to overcome transcription errors and omissions. A record found in the index does not guarantee that a will can be found since not all wills were microfilmed due to the fact that many were lost or destroyed.
- List of Lancashire Wills 1748-1792
- Oldham Workhouse 1867-1917
Search over 150,000 records from Oldham, Alkrington, Chadderton, Crompton, Middleton, Royton, Thornham and Tonge.