Member's Only Passwords

The 2017 Member's Only password has been left open to give members time to renew. We will be closing this on Friday, but of course the 2018 login and password is still valid, and will be until at least the end of Jan 2019


Good morning,
and welcome to our website

We are an active and forward-looking Society that brings together genealogists and historians with an interest in the area covered by the old Hundred of West Derby.


We offer a friendly active forum, networking opportunities at our group meetings, and a quarterly journal with news, advice and excellent articles about the people, businesses and events that made Liverpool and South West Lancashire what it is today. We also have a members' only section of the website where you can access our members' interests database, back issues of the journal and some other databases that have been provided for you that you will not find elsewhere. A year's membership to the Society is only £10 for UK residents (£15 overseas).


Don’t let your family’s story disappear into the mists of time, share it with us and send it to our journal editor– we publish interesting articles by members and non-members.

Join us for full benefits and know that ‘You’ll never search alone’ with your Liverpool and South West Lancashire family history research.

Navigation Problems

If you are having difficulty navigating our site, refreshing your web browser may well help. We have been having severe server problems over the past couple of months and are trying hard to resolve them.


We run help desks to help in breaking down your brick walls, or locate repositories for documents that haven't been transcribed onto an internet site.

Details of those help desks can be found


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