Liverpool & South West Lancashire

A quick access to resources in Durham & Northumberland where Shetlanders have migrated.

Rootsweb Mailing list
You can view the any of the mailing lists worldwide. However, should you wish to post on a particular list you need to register with that list.

Rootsweb Message board
You can view and post on any of the message boards worldwide. All you need is to register once with rootsweb. I tend to use this and post on boards worldwide. Both to request information on a particular family, or to surf boards looking for those trying to trace their Shetland ancestors.

Rootschat.com - Lancashire
RootsChat is essentially a forum that shows a lot of activity across all the sub-forums. These sub-forums cover a wide geographic reach, a common room, techincal help, useful links, a beginners, photograph restoration and deciphering. It does have good moderators on the popular boards and seems to cover a similar function to the Message boards with respect to content and active members.

Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society
The Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society (L&SWLFHS) was originally founded as the Liverpool Family History Society in May 1976. The inaugural meeting held in the Liverpool Central Library was attended by 30 people with common interests in tracing their own ancestry through personal research and exchange of information. Liaison with the Record Office was established to seek advice on the locality and use of local archives. As the membership of the Society grew, other branches were set up by members residing outside Liverpool, but within the Liverpool Diocese and the historic area of the West Derby Hundred. These were St. Helens (sadly disbanded), Southport, Skelmersdale, Leigh, Warrington and Widnes and a special interest group for those with Anglo-Irish ancestry (also sadly disbanded). 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

Liverpool & South West Lancashire

A brief history of Liverpool
An extensive series of local histories written by a that has developed into a World History encyclopedia. Written by a history graduate of Lancaster University. For the family historian wanting to find out more about a particular place, or time, this is a useful resource.

I have provided a direct link to the local area. However, should you wish to explore this resource, here is the link to the main page.

The Liverpool Echo
The Liverpool Echo has extensive sections on local communities and not surprising Sport. Good local news. There is a classifieds section located at the foot of the page. This links to a series of specific classifieds, with Echo Rememberence and Family Notices of particular interest.

Central Library and Archive Redevelopment (4 mins)

This will allow you to view a YouTube video that has been carefully selected by me. To view the video, press the arrow in the centre. When the video is running, you take the cursor over the bottom edge of the 'screen' then you will be able to stop/start and/or adjust the volume. Enjoy.

About this video

  • The video starts by showing the outside of the building then quickly moves towards the entrance.
  • Inside is ultra-modern with lovely bright images and the feeling of plenty of space.
  • Professionally produced, does not include any sound or titles of locations.
  • Conclusion: Yes, I would like to visit and spend some time there.

Liverpool 2012, England (6 min)

This will allow you to view a YouTube video that has been carefully selected by me. To view the video, press the arrow in the centre. When the video is running, you take the cursor over the bottom edge of the 'screen' then you will be able to stop/start and/or adjust the volume. Enjoy.

About this video

  • Some good shots of Liverpool with nice steady camera work.
  • The video is rather noisy is some places and some scenes are slightly overexposed.
  • It would have been good to switch off the sound and add titles for some of the locations.