The Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society (L&SWLFHS) was originally founded as the Liverpool Family History Society in May 1976. As the membership of the Society grew, other branches were set up by members residing outside Liverpool. The Society changed its name to accommodate the Groups, first to Liverpool and District F.H.S. Then to its present name, to reflect the area within the Hundred. In 1981 it was realised that members based in and around Liverpool itself, were the only group unrepresented in the Society and the Liverpool branch was set up with its own local committee. We continue to meet each month, with several founder members still attending regularly. Half of the regulars travel from the Wirral, North Wales and all parts of Lancashire and we frequently welcome overseas members to the meetings or visitors who have arrived via the weekly Help Desk.


At the moment our Help Desk is working but in a different way. If you are at the library with a query, the staff will take your details and pass on the enquiry to the usual helpers but by email.

The Helpers will then work on it from a distance and reply directly to you, so you MUST have an email address for replies.

We hope this will help out until we can get back to more usual face to face meetings.

Please go to our Programme page for full details of our meetings.

If you wish to get in touch with the group for further details you can go to our on-line form here.