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Records for the current administrative county of Lancashire are held at the Lancashire Record Office - see below for contact details

Many records for Manchester are held at the Greater Manchester County Record Office - see below for contact details. The metropolitan boroughs in the Greater Manchester area also maintain their own archive services at their local studies centres .

Records for the city of Liverpool and the Merseyside area are held at the Liverpool Record Office - see below for contact details

Records for the Furness area (i.e. the former area of Lancashire north of Morecambe Bay which was incorporated into the new county of Cumbria in 1974) are held at the Barrow Record Office - see below for contact details

   
   
   
  LANCASHIRE RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Lancashire County Council
   
  Address Local Studies Library,
Lancashire Record Office
Bow Lane
PRESTON
Lancashire
PR1 2RE
   
  Telephone

(01772) 533039

  Fax (01772) 533050
  E-Mail record.office@ed.lancscc.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:00 - 5:00
    Tue 9:00 - 8:30
    Wed 9:00 - 5:00
    Thu 10:00 - 5:00
    Fri 9:00 - 5:00
    Sat one Saturday in each month - see website for details
    Sun closed
       
  Research Email for details of costs
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on collections and services offered tpgether with more detailed information on parish registers held
    Home Page
    Sources Held - summary guide with link to detailed information on collection of parish registers held
    Research Services - brief summary of services provided
    Visiting Guide - guide to proof of identity requirements and search room rules
    Directions - street map provided
   
   
   
  GREATER MANCHESTER COUNTY RECORD OFFICE
   
  Address Greater Manchester County Record Office,
56 Marshall Street
New Cross
Manchester M4 5FU
England
   
  Telephone (0161) 832 5284
  Fax (0161) 839 3808
  E-Mail archives@gmcro.co.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:00 - 5:00
    Tues 9:00 - 5:00
    Wed 9:00 - 1:00
    Thus 9:00 - 5:00
    Fri 9:00 - 5:00
    Sat Second and fourth weeks in the month: 9:00 - 12:00 / 1:00 - 4:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £18 per hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on contacting and archives held
    Home Page
    Sources Held - index to summary guides on main collections - please note that parish registers for Manchester are held at Manchester Archives and Local Studies
    Research Services - no details provided on web site
    Visiting Guide - none provided
    Directions - comprehensive directions complete with street map
   
   
   
  LIVERPOOL RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Liverpool City Council
   
  Address Liverpool Record Office,
Central Library,
William Brown Street,
Liverpool,
L3 8EW
   
  Telephone (0151) 233 5817
  Fax (0151) 233 5886
  E-Mail recoffice.central.library@liverpool.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:00 - 6:00
    Tues 9:00 - 6:00
    Wed 9:00 - 6:00
    Thus 9:00 - 6:00
    Fri 9:00 - 6:00
    Sat 9:00 - 5:00
    Sun 12:00 - 4:00
   
  Research 15 minutes free service for a first enquiry, £10 per half hour and £16 per hour thereafter
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains contact information plus helpful set of guides to its main collections together with online access to some of its archive catalogue entries
    Home Page
    Sources Held - comprehensive set of guides to main collections
    Research Services - details of service provided together with downloadable request form
    Visiting Guide - none provided
    Directions - none provided
    plus
    Online catalogue - free text search to many of the record office's holdings including Roman Catholic and non-conformist archives, Merseyside Jewish records, etc.
   
   
   
  BARROW RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Cumbria County Council
   
  Address Barrow Record Office
140 Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 1XW
   
  Telephone (01229) 894377
  Fax (01229) 894364
  E-Mail barrow.record.off ice@cumbriacc.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:30 - 7:00
    Tues 9:30 - 7:00
    Wed 9:30 - 7:00
    Thus 9:30 - 5:00
    Fri 9:30 - 7:00
    Sat 9:30 - 4:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £24 per hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information about visiting the record office plus limited information about its archives
    Home Page
    Sources Held - very brief summary within Home Page
    Research Services - guide to services offer with link to downloadable request form (in PDF format)
    Visiting Guide - none provided
 

Directions - charming hand drawn street map showing location of record office

   
   
   
 
This page last updated: 13 November 2006