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Title: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Rosedale on Thursday 15 January 09 02:23 GMT (UK)
I'll be going this weekend or next week- only for now. I can't do this all the time (so please don't lock it?)

I'll be willing to do a few lookups for people for anywhere that the office covers...

It'll be my first time in this particular RO so if I have a lot of enquiries for help I apologise if I'm not able to complete yours on the day... though, I'm in the Liverpool area a lot, hopefully I'll be able to offer more in the future :)

So just send me a message, I'd love to help all of you out especially those who can't make it to the office for various reasons.
Thank you to everybody whose helped me out in the past.
Lisa.

For a look up request please start a new topic in the LANCASHIRE LOOKUP REQUESTS board giving as much information as you can.
 
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Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: jojoMH on Thursday 15 January 09 23:29 GMT (UK)
Lisa,
If you are not overwhelmed could you please look up the following for me...

William McGowan† Lanc BMD record: PRES/112/90
Date of Death is 1865
William's birthdate is 30 May 1865, Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland.
If this is the record I am looking for then parents should be James McGown b 1840 Paisley, Scotland and mother should be Mary S. Douglas Inglis born c. 1844 Glasgow

I do not have an address for the family as they were in transition from Glasgow to Liverpool eventually living in West Derby district where all their other children were born.† McGown should not have the "a", however it has been both ways throughout my research and sometimes is a transcription error.

Thanks so much for your time, happy hunting,

Joellen
Houston TX
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Rosedale on Friday 16 January 09 01:04 GMT (UK)
Hi Joellen,

Yeah, you're my first request actually!! How exciting :D

I'll look it up for you.. poor thing to have died so young though. I think it will be start of the week.

It will be my first time there, but I assume that's Preston area so I'll have a good look at the records for you, and West Derby, as that's my main area of research. Hopefully I'll come up with some results. :)

Lisa.

Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: clematised on Friday 16 January 09 01:22 GMT (UK)
I went there a couple of times with my husband and they have a little tea room that you can put your lunch ect in and for  tiny price you can make tea ect.
You can lock up your bag for £1 but get it back when finished.
Staff very helpful but its very quiet.
Use a clear plastic folder with your notes and pencils take ID to use facilities to get a card for future use.
If you are travelling by car watch out for cameras as we got fined £60 for doing less than 40 mph in a 30mph zone.

They hold Cheshire wills too

Edna
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Forthefamily on Friday 16 January 09 01:23 GMT (UK)
Thank you for your offer Lisa.

I've never been to a record office in Britain so I'm wondering ...will you be able to see the actual record †??? For example, a birth record showing the parents †???

mab
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: clematised on Friday 16 January 09 01:34 GMT (UK)
You can see the parish records pre 1837 but the ones for the BMDs I think they are only available by certificate for £7

Edna
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Forthefamily on Friday 16 January 09 01:41 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the info Edna  ;D

I asked because I think I may be following the wrong family. Every time I get a lead I get stuck  :'( I did order a cert today which may or may not resolve things  :-X

mab   
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: jojoMH on Friday 16 January 09 03:41 GMT (UK)
Lisa,

No hurry on this, it is just one of the loose ends on this family.

I have found them on the 1871 Census and entries to 1901 in West Derby.  This family of McGowns had 11 children, 2 died young, 7 children I have found as adults in Canada & Ireland and 2 are still eluding me.  All in good time and there is lots to look for.

Enjoy your trip.
Regards,
Joellen


Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Rosedale on Friday 16 January 09 04:13 GMT (UK)
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I've never been to a record office in Britain so I'm wondering ...will you be able to see the actual record† Huh For example, a birth record showing the parents† Huh

You can't see the BIRTH record as you'd have to order a certificate, which is around £7-£10 I think.

However, if they were christened, married or buried I can look them up providing the Office has those Parish Records for the time-frame you're after...
If you can provide me with details of whoever you've after and a place I'll let you know (preferably the church name too!) -

They're pretty good for the area of Lancashire, as far as I can tell, but perhaps I've been lucky. I've had look ups on my Nain in the 1915-1940s in Liverpool on them, and my ancestors up to 1500s!

Lisa.
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: tarnee on Friday 16 January 09 04:29 GMT (UK)
Hi Lisa,

l am hoping l could take you up on your kind offer.

A marriage in 1932 mar qtr. Bolton  for a John Fulford and ? Groves FreeBMD only has groves  no initial so l am hoping this is my grandmothers elusive brother and his wife, the only way l will be able to tell is by the first name (fingers crossed).

Many thanks

Jean
in Australia
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: jojoMH on Friday 16 January 09 17:53 GMT (UK)
Lisa,

Thanks for the offer on the elusive 2 children.  I have dob's for both children, (Albert McGown b. 1886 and Peter McGown b.1888) both registered in West Derby and they show in the 1891 Census. I have searched the death indexes with no success so they must still be alive by 1901, however I have been unable to find them in the 1901 Census and need to look more closely. As the youngest kids, I am thinking they may be in school somewhere as most of their older siblings, with exception of David, have already left England.  I think the parents may also be deceased by 1901.  This may be one for the boards later on but I need to do more digging first.

Thanks again,
Joellen
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: scottishmist on Friday 30 January 09 22:34 GMT (UK)
Hi Rosedale
I just came across this post so maybe I am too late to ask you look up a death cert for a Peter Thorpe I know he died in 1840/1 in Manchester his wife was  Margaret Burnett
Cheers Jan 
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Rosedale on Friday 30 January 09 22:49 GMT (UK)
Hi all, I'm off out now, but I went to the records office earlier and got most of them, I'm actually going on Monday as well so I'll have all of them by then. I'll send PMs to everybody who I've done in the next few days, I just need to get everything organised! :)

Jan, I can do a lookup as I'm off Monday - I still have quite a few to get through, also I can't get death certificates, you'll have to order it, I think they're about £7. I can only do [editted] burials, do you know which church.

Lisa.
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: clematised on Friday 30 January 09 22:54 GMT (UK)
Not sure if this will help but I will add it for you

http://www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/

Edna
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Rosedale on Friday 30 January 09 22:58 GMT (UK)
Thanks for that Edna, I didn't know of that website either, I just found somebody in my family on my first search!  ;D ;D

Lisa
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: clematised on Friday 30 January 09 23:04 GMT (UK)
Good Keep it in your favourites in case you need it again

Edna
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: scottishmist on Friday 30 January 09 23:14 GMT (UK)
Hi Lisa
I am not sure what church
but he was married at Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England
so maybe that one just a guess
thanks anyway and good hunting on Monday
Cheers Jan
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: scottishmist on Friday 30 January 09 23:27 GMT (UK)
Hi Edna
Thanks for that link
away searching right now
Cheers Jan
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: fanta on Saturday 31 January 09 08:35 GMT (UK)
Hello Rosedale
I wonder if you could help me.I am trying to trace my GGG Grandfather Peter cattrell he was born in Liverpool about 1820.His son was Edward Cattrell he was born in Lancashire in 1841 he was married to Charlotte Elizabeth Davies who was born in Swansea Wales.I have all the information back to edwards marriage in swansea but dont seem able to go back any futher.As i live abroad i am unable to go to the office in liverpool. Thank you in advantge for any-thing you can find out.
Kind regards Fanta
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Aboreal Addict on Sunday 01 February 09 10:05 GMT (UK)
Hi Rosedale,
I don't know if you will have time to do a quick look up for me? Don't worry if you have too much to do.

I was told by the record office that the records are held there on microfilm.  I am looking for the baptism for a James Stephenson  born approx 1811  in Arkholme but the parish church for that time was St Wilfred's Melling in Lonsdale.

Thanks Wendy.
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: fanta on Wednesday 04 February 09 09:22 GMT (UK)
Hi Rosedale
Thanks for your message. At the moment i can not send you a pm as i am a newbie. Any way the answer to your question is i don't know if that lady was his wife.I can only find his son Eward who was born in Lancashire in 1841 -42.There could also be a problem with the spelling of the surname because his marriage certificate is Cattrell in 1862 and in the census he is cattroll from 1869 until today.This is all very confusing and i know how hard it must be for you.Thanks once again for all your help good luck
Fanta
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: redkop on Friday 06 February 09 20:02 GMT (UK)

Hi,

if it's not too much trouble, could you do a look up for me please?

A marriage between Samuel Briscoe and Mary Gaskell, 10 August 1835, St. Mark's Church, Liverpool. Any information on the register would be very much appreciated.

I have looked in the Liverpool RO but, they havn't got these records. It has been suggested to me that Lancashire RO may have them.

Red   :)
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: GUDG on Friday 06 February 09 20:41 GMT (UK)
Sorry Red, I've already been, I wont be going again for quite some time I'm afraid.

Lisa
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Rosedale on Friday 06 February 09 20:42 GMT (UK)
Sorry about that, OH left my PC logged into his account.

Lisa.
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: redkop on Saturday 07 February 09 03:12 GMT (UK)


Hi,

no problem, thanks for letting me know.  ;)

Red  :)
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: colonial_clive on Sunday 08 March 09 15:27 GMT (UK)
Hi,

I wondered whether your offer still stood to find people at the lancashire records office, please?

I am struggling with my ggg grandad, Richard Airey. He was born about 1827 in Dolphinholme.

He was abit of a rogue and abandoned my ggg nan after only a few years of marriage! I have found him on the 1951 census, but ther are 3 possibilities, at least, on the 1841 census.

If you are not able to do this, no worries

Best Wishes

Tracey
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: elberry on Friday 07 August 09 15:03 BST (UK)
I'm looking for any information on James Berry and spouse Lucy Ann Sayer.  They were in the 1871 census living at 31 Aspinall St, Birkdale Liverpool.  It did say he came from Greenock but i have not been able to find details of them or relatives anywhere and I've been search for a few years now.  Many thanks to you.
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
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James is born Scotland and Lucy A is born Ireland
Edna
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: clematised on Friday 07 August 09 21:18 BST (UK)
1901 census says Greenock Scotland as place of birth and living in Aspinall Street, Kirkdale Liverpool.
Lucy is from Staffs Stafford.

Edna
Title: Re: Lancashire Records Office
Post by: hendren on Thursday 27 August 09 15:35 BST (UK)
Hope you can help,

Is it possible for a burial record search,

it's for George Thomas Stringer 1903 Kirkdale Cemetery, West Derby and

Harriet Stringer 1916 at the same cemetery

Maureen