Lancashire Archives


About Lancashire Archives

Lancashire Archives

Lancashire Archives holds millions of documents, ranging from formal official records to personal letters and diaries, which tell the story of Lancashire and the people who have lived there over the last 900 years. Everyone is welcome to research the books and documents which may hold the key to their family history, telling stories they never knew and answering questions they never thought to ask. The collections include wills, marriage bonds, electoral registers, police personnel records, business and estate collections as well as personal letters and diaries.

The records on this page are all provided by Lancashire Archives. They include:

Parish Records: before civil registration began in 1837 our ancestors’ key events were typically recorded by the church rather than the state. Parish records are the best way of discovering births, marriages and deaths before the mid-19th century,and remain an important source after this.

This collection contains images of Church of England baptism, marriage, and burial registers from parishes in Lancashire. Our partnership with Lancashire Archives lets us provide you with some of the most crucial family history records from the county of Lancashire.

Contact Us

Visit us at Lancashire Archives

Address Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane
Preston, PR1 2RE
Hours of Operation


Tuesday: 9AM-8.30PM

Wednesday: 9AM-5PM

Thursday: 10AM-5PM

Friday: 9AM-5PM

Saturday: Open on the second Saturday of each month from 10AM - 4PM.


Tel: +44(0)1772 533039

Email Address
Additional Resources

Other Lancashire Records

Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society

Lancashire Certificate Service