Ormskirk Market Day




New website additions...

  • Celebrity Corner folder now on the Gallery page - contributions welcome
  • Family History Federation Bulletins and other issues added to the Members/Exchange Magazines page



Bob Dobson (who brought a small selection of his stock of rare and out-of-print second hand Lancashire Books to our Dig Up Your Roots event in Ormskirk in October 2019) invites ODFHS members and those with an interest in Lancashire history to view his catalogue of books suitable for genealogists and family historians. The catalogue is in 5 sections - Main Catalogue, Legal Documents, Lancashire Acts of Parliament,  Lancashire Patents and Lancashire Patents (Name Index).

Please contact Bob directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a catalogue, quoting Ormskirk and District Family History Society, or contact Kate Hurst (ODFHS Chair) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a downloadable catalogue (Word format).

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The October BUMPER edition of the magazine (Issue 83) is now available online to members via the Members/Magazine pages. (Hard copies have now been posted to those who requested it, but please contact us if not received.)


AGM 2020 documents:


Please contact the website manager if you have problems logging into the members area of this website.


HQ is currently closed:  Please see Home Page

HQ is open Monday afternoon and visitors are welcome (2-3pm please)

  Monthly meetings are CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

  Ormskirk Library Help Desk is cancelled till further notice  Ormskirk Library reopens 17.8.2020 but you need     to make an appointment with them to visit.

Membership renewals now welcome, please renew to continue to April 2021

RENEWAL CHEQUES   The bank has reintroduced its' cheque-cashing service so we can return to cashing your very welcome cheques.  PLEASE do renew & we will update your membership.            

If you decide to do some family history research, we are here to help you and can provide all the resources we have to assist.   Our list of products are still available to buy - see More... for a full list & you can contact the Secretary for fuller details of any item. 

Why not try our Q & A forum with your family history queries, someone out there may have the answer you are looking for.


        Parish Chest Website is now live https://www.parishchest.com/ormskirk-district-fhs-3508.php

        Please contact the Secretary for any relevant help.



New feature

Links to recent items from our Facebook page are shown below - just click on the image for more detail... (This should update every 24 hours, but click on the Main Menu Facebook logo if you are in a hurry!)


Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall

Skelmersdale Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street