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Below are all the items available for download. These are free to download from Dropbox, When the form appears on your screen, click on the Download menu at the top and select Direct download. The file can then be opened and printed, or saved to your PC.


The society's forum can be used to swap information, ask for help, and possibly find family connections. The forum is free to join and use.

The society's area of interest is the historic parish of North Meols, covering the northern part of Southport - Churchtown, Crossens and Marshside.

A guide to the historic village of Churchtown, 'The Churchtown Village Trail' was written and designed for the North Meols Civic Society by Ken Bridge and David Proffitt to help promote the village of Churchtown. Map and line drawings produced by
                                           Sefton MBC.

The Association was formed after a public meeting to help with the costs of running and reviving the Botanic Gardens in these trying economic times. We have regular meetings and are forming a membership and volunteer system following our
                                           very successful public consultation day in August when over
                                           500 park lovers filled in our questionnaire about what they
                                           would like to see and how they could help.

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts
                                           enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer.

Churchtown United Reform Church is located in Botanic Road, Churchtown it was established in 1807 and is the second oldest church in Southport.

This is a Facebook page with hundreds of images of old Southport and the surrounding areas.

A fantastic source for old movies of Southport and many other places, if you can think of it, it's there to watch.

Another fantastic source for news & old movies of Southport and many other places, if you can think of it, it's there to watch.

In addition to current news from around Southport, this site contains a section on Southport Past, including many old photos of Southport.

The society covers Ormskirk and surrounding districts, from Hesketh & Becconsall and Tarleton in the north, to Maghull and Melling to the south.

The purpose of this site is to assist researchers whose ancestors worked on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal & associated waterways, especially in South-West Lancashire. In later pages of the introduction, you will find more information about the canals & how to submit questions and family trees for inclusion on the site.

Formed in 1973 as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (Lancashire), & now has thirteen branches in Lancashire, together with one in London where members meet regularlyEach branch organises its own programme of events and activities. Details of these, together with locations and meeting timetables, can be found in the Branches section of the website and in the Society Journal.

An independent group of family history transcribers and researchers, based in St Helens, who have a wealth of knowledge on local and national resources available to help you further your research. The aim of the group is to research
                                           our family history whilst helping others. 

The society covers Liverpool and surrounding areas

Founded in 1964, the society supports family history research in Greater Manchester, including Bolton and Oldham.

The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity formed in 1974.Its membership has grown to over 180 societies throughout the world, including national and local societies as well as one-name groups.

GENUKI is a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information for the UK & Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, provided by volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its
                                           member societies. It provides free access to a wide range of

A new website, GenGophers.com enables genealogists  to have free searching of family history books. More than 40,000 Digital Genealogy Books are fully searchable and downloadable.

This is a free database created by Joyce Otterstrom. It contains lots of data about people and families from the
North Meols area. Your ancestors could be included.

FreeBMD is an on-going project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records

Subscription service enabling on-line access to a wide range of historical records including census records, records of births, deaths and marriages, British Army WWI pension records 1914-1920, and British phone books

GENfair is owned by the Federation of Family History Societies, and is the on-line shop selling publications and other items sold by its member societies, including North Meols FHS.

This new forum is free to use, and is designed to enable people to offer mutual help to each other in tracing our ancestors, following family trees, and putting flesh on the skeletons that they discover. The forum is based in the UK,
                                           but with members around the world. Membership ranges from
                                           enthusiastic amateurs to professional genealogists.

This site has been set up by Rachel Dunkley, and contains some useful tips and information for people researching their family history. The site also includes a  number of useful links.

This site contains a lot of guidance for the beginner, including the sources of information available on the Internet, as well as at local and national centres. Also provides details of courses that are available.

Provides information on the records that are available to family history researchers, and includes links to various sites.

The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.

Provides links to a variety of sites containing census records for both the Uk and North America - USA & Canada.

Search the Commission’s “The Debt of Honour Register" listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where
                                           they are commemorated. The register can also be searched
                                           for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as
                                           a result of enemy action in the Second World War.

Forces War Records as the name suggests lists millions of records specifically related to the military. Here, you will find things such as information on the unit they individual may have served in, or the ship they served on, information on
                                           medals awarded, battles fought in etc.

Provides details of how to obtain birth, marriage and death certificates, and enables you to order them on-line.

This site contains a digital library of local trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. Search and view on-line free of charge.