Liverpool Family History

These Liverpool family history online records include parish records, births, marriages, deaths, societies, burials, cemeteries and much more.


Births, Marriages & Deaths

Burials & Cemeteries

  • St James’ Cemetery Burials Liverpool
    The St James’ Cemetery Liverpool website has almost 15,000 burial records in its online database. Search by name, surname, date of birth and date of death.

Census Records

  • Liverpool Census 1801
    Discover the names of over 13,000 people.
  • Census 1841-1921
    Search the census records from 1841-1921, plus the 1939 Register, with over 630,000 Liverpool residents, all at once.
  • FreeCen
    Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.



  • Liverpool Genealogy Forum
    The Liverpool Genealogy Forum covers queries within the area of Lancashire between the Ribble and the Mersey including Liverpool, Southport, Warrington, Skelmersdale, Leigh and Widnes.

Historical Directories

Local History

  • Memorials of Liverpool
    A history of Liverpool from its earliest times to the reign of Queen Victoria; an online book printed in 1875.
  • Liverpool Place Names
    The meanings of Liverpool place names and some surrounding areas, including the Wirral. An online book printed in 1898.
  • Liverpool Privateers
    A history of privateers, ships, crews and their role in the slave trade. There’s an index of names also.

Medical Records

Military Records

Newspaper Archives

  • Old Mersey Times
    Liverpool and Merseyside history and people from old transcribed newspapers with births, deaths, marriages, criminals, divorce, emigration, memorial inscriptions and much more.

School Records

Societies and Groups

Workhouse Records

  • Liverpool Workhouse Registers
    Search over 2.2 million registers from the following Liverpool workhouses: Fazakerley Cottage Homes, Kirkdale Industrial Schools, Mill Road Hospital (West Derby Union Workhouse), Olive Mount Children’s Home, Sefton General Hospital (Toxteth Park Workhouse), Walton Workhouse, and West Derby Union.

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