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ZOOM Virtual Family History Chat: Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 11:00am (UK)

Ormskirk and District Family History Society invites you to join them for a virtual alternative to the face-to-face Help Desk that we operated at Ormskirk Library before the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
See "Events" and "Meetings" pages for further details of upcoming talks and other activities

 

 

Welcome to the Ormskirk and District Family History Society, covering the sixteen ancient parishes and townships of Western Lancashire

 

 Lancashire Administrative Map 1832 part

  • Aughton
  • Bickerstaffe
  • Burscough 
  • Downholland 
  • Halsall
  • Hesketh with Becconsall
  • Lathom
  • Lydiate
  • Maghull
  • Melling
  • Ormskirk
  • Rufford
  • Scarisbrick
  • Simonswood
  • Skelmersdale
  • Tarleton

Lancashire Administrative Map 1832

The Society was founded in 1980 as a focus for local history and genealogical interests.

In view of the current coronavirus situation, all face-to-face activities (meetings, library help desk, etc.) are cancelled until further notice. Links to our virtual talks can be found in the Meetings section, or follow us on Facebook for updates and helpful resources.

 

Meanwhile, please feel free to use the updated Q & A forum for ongoing discussion.

 

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Cheques are still gratefully received and we can now cash them. However, you may find it more convenient to pay directly online by Bank Transfer or Parish Chest (see Membership)

 

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Once Upon a Town - a new virtual reality museum and art gallery project for Ormskirk now under construction.

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Buy our products or pay your fees online: Parish Chest has gone live - click on this link...

https://www.parishchest.com/ormskirk-district-fhs-3508.php 

(Latest update to Parish Chest 08/08/2020)

 

Meetings should be on the fourth Wednesday of each month (excluding December when there is no meeting) at the Guide HQ, Moorgate, Ormskirk L39 4RU at 8.00pm, with various speakers and topics (see the meetings page for future meeting details). Free to members.  Non-members are very welcome; we request a donation of £1 from visitors.

Our Research Library is now located at the Scout Hall, 7 Wigan Road, Ormskirk L39 2AP

To join the Society please use the links to go to the Membership page.

You can email us on secretary -[at]- odfhs.email, (change the " -[at]- " to @ in the email).

We publish three journals a year, and we have items for sale to aid research - something for everyone! What can start out as a curiosity can end up as a rewarding hobby!

Note: These pages are best viewed in desktop view mode, and this is now supported by most small-screen devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.). If things don't look right on your chosen device, go to the browser menu (top right-hand corner, usually) and activate the "Desktop site" option.

Regular visitors will have noticed that things are changing on this site, so please bear with us during refurbishment - all the original notes are still there, but not necessarily in the right order (as someone once said). Feel free to contact the website manager if something seems broken.

ODFHS is a member of the Family History Federation

 

Subcategories

Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish
Church

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station
1908

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall
1815

Skelmersdale Station
Skelmersdale
Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street
Market