Some of our groups run Help Desks for those of you who need extra help with your research or with the location of documents. They are very popular and well attended, so please ensure you arrive early. The volunteers who man them have many years experience between them of researching family history and are willing to share their knowledge with you.

Day Frequency Group Body Location Times
Tuesday to Thursday Weekly Leigh

Leigh Help Desk at Archives:Wigan & Leigh – help desk by appointment. Contact Search Room at 01942 404430 or alternatively complete the query form and return by email to

Town Hall, Leigh 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Tuesday Weekly Liverpool

We have recommenced our help desk at the Library.

Liverpool Central Library, 3rd Floor William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Thursday ad hoc Southport

Some Thursday mornings, contact Maghull Library for details and an appointment. 

Maghull Library 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Friday 1st and 3rd in Month Southport

The help desk at Crosby Library is on the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings. It will be by booking only. Please contact Crosby Library by email, phone, or calling in to book a slot.

Crosby Library 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Saturday ad hoc Warrington

Warrington Family History Group will be holding a Family History Help Desk here on the following Saturdays: 23rd September, 21st October and 25th November. For further details please email

Warrington Library, Museum Street 10.00 am to 12.00 noon