Southport Family History Group was formed in 1982 by Michael Walcott and Dr. John Turner. The aim of the group is to help members research their genealogical antecendents and family history in general. The Society is dedicated to promoting interest in Genealogy, Family and Local History amongst people of all age groups by inviting speakers to our monthly meetings who cover a wide and varying range of subjects.

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

Your Committee

Your current committee consists of Ann, Ian and Shelagh, who want to thank the outgoing committee of Hilary, Sally, Diane and Frances, who have put in many years of hard work for the group, and who will be sorely missed. They still intend to be part of the group, and we hope they enjoy future meetings.


Meetings are on the second Friday of each month, 7.15 for 7.30pm, with the exception of August. Lord Street West United Church is no longer available for our meetings so future meetings will be at the Station Master's House, between Birkdale Station and the station car park. PR8 4AR.

Date Day Time Place Subject Speaker(s)

14 June 2024


7.15 pm

The Station Master's House, Next to Birkdale Station, Southport PR8 4AR

7.15 refreshments, followed by "Criminals in the Family" at 7.30. Tell your own stories about how your ancestors or past relations ended up in court, and how did you find out.

A Group Event

12 July 2024



Meet for the X2 next to Birkdale Station, Southport PR8 4AR

We have organised a group visit to Lancashire Archives, which will also include a visit to the room where more  precious documents are stored, and a chance to examine some hand-picked items from our area