Click HERE for details of this free drop in event, which will certainly interest many of us. 

28th April 1-30 to 3.30pm


This will take place at the Bar Convent, York, on Saturday, 2nd June.

Tea/coffee at 10 am with the first talk beginning at 10.30.

Fr Peter Phillips will talk on “The Recusant Clergy 1559 – 1829”

Two other speakers are yet to be arranged.

Contact the organiser, Judith Smeaton for further details.    tel. 01904 704525


Fr Peter Phillips is Archivist for the Diocese of Shrewsbury.  This is of interest to Lanky folk as it is said that in this period Lancashire produced more priests than the rest of England.


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



Maritime Records for Liverpool with a focus on Immigration/Emigration, 

by Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society and Liverpool Central Library. 

This will be a talk given by Myko Clelland from Findmypast. Full details and tickets (only £5.90 each) can be purchased by clicking HERE

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