Links

Maps

maps.nls.uk - The National Library of Scotland has a full collection of historic Ordnance Survey maps which can be viewed online. 

lancaster.libguides.com/Lancashirehistoricmaps - digital copies of historic Lancashire maps - mostly from the collection of Dr Ian Saunders.

Family History

lfhhs.org/ - Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society

lfhg.org - Lancaster and District Family History Group. Note that this society has extensively mapped and transcribed the burial plots of churches and cemeteries across our area.

lan-opc.org.uk - Online Parish Clerks for the county of Lancashire. Free access to the transcriptions of church baptism, marriage and burial records.

Local History

lancashirehistory.org - Lancashire Local History Federation, provides links to all its member history societies.

Archives & Research

archivecat.lancashire.gov.uk - Lancashire County Records. A searchable index to this huge records archive based at Preston.

nationalarchives.gov.uk - National Archives. A searchable index to both National and County Archives.

Images

lanternimages.lancashire.gov.uk - a digital collection of photographs and postcards held in Lancashire libraries.

lanternimages.lancashire.gov.uk/silverdale - a collection of glass plates from c1900 covering Silverdale and surrounds.

War Memorials

iwm.org.uk/warmemorials - the national archive register of war memorials located in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. A database of over 62,000 of the estimated 100,000 UK war memorials.

warmemorialsonline.org.uk - a database of photographs and transcriptions of 22,000 UK war memorials.

warmemorials.org - War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve war memorials across the UK. It provides advice, information and runs grants scemes.