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Lancashire Parish Register Society

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Lancashire Parish Register Society (Registered Charity 511396) has published 189 volumes of parish registers, a unique source of information about our ancestors’ lives before 1837. They help you to build a detailed family tree and give you a unique insight into the life of the parish and precious information about your ancestor's place of residence or occupation.

The Society was formed in 1897 and has published 189 volumes in hardback and many others on microfiche or CD. The publications cover more than 100 parishes, and include all but one of the registers commencing in the 16th century.

We aim to publish two volumes each year in hardback and as many as possible on CD. The highest degree of accuracy is guaranteed. Transcriptions from microfilm are carefully compared with the originals and with the Bishops’ Transcripts. Each volume contains at least three Indexes, namely, Personal Names, Place Names and matters of general historical interest e.g. occupations.

Please make a donation to help the Society fulfil its current purpose of producing as many volumes as possible – more volumes and more CDs.

For information about how to join the Society and / or to purchase volumes, please refer to our website 


Charity No: 511396

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