November sees the launch of a national archives awareness campaign, Explore Your Archive.
Lancashire Archives will launch our campaign celebrating Lancashire and its food on Sat 16 Nov at the Ashton on Ribble Farmer's Market at St Michael's Church Hall with an interactive exhibition, The Hive and the Basket. Then see the exhibition at Lancashire Archives on Lancashire Day, Wed 27 Nov between 11.00am and 4.00pm, enjoy a drink and a nibble at Cafe Archive, buy a delicious treat at our mini market, hear the Lancashire Proclamation, dialect poems and NWSA recordings and let historian Dr Alan Crosby make your taste buds tingle with a talk about Lancashire food from 6pm to 7pm.
Lancashire Archives is the home of 900 years of Lancashire's archival heritage.
Information on how to find out more about our collections and see how they might help with your research can be found in the Visiting us section.
If you cannot visit us in person, you can still make use of some of Our services.
All school admission registers which start before 1914 will be unavailable from 1 Oct 2013 until 16 Dec 2013.
During this time they will be digitised and indexed as part of an exciting project to make them available online. Please contact us if you need more information.
Restricted access to Tithe schedules (DRM)
We are carrying out conservation work on the tithe schedules for the townships situated in the present diocese of Manchester. The schedules are being flattened and need to be pressed between boards for several weeks. They will therefore be unavailable until the autumn.
If you are planning to use the DRM tithe records please get in touch before you visit. We are sorry for any inconvenience this work may cause.
Our autumn programme of Tuesday evening talks will start again in September. Please see the cultural services 'What's On' pages for further details and look out for our printed programme.
We are working in partnership with Ancestry™ to digitise and index some of our genealogical sources and make them available online.
So far, we've added thousands of digital images from Lancashire parish registers.
You can search them free of charge from our digital library when you visit Lancashire County Council's archive service or libraries.
You can access the records from anywhere in world by taking out an Ancestry subscription.To find out more visit the Ancestry website.
The Preston Guild Rolls are now available to search online!
27 Guild Rolls spanning from 1397 to 1992 include just short of 45,000 names of Preston's burgesses past and present. Was your ancestor a trader, merchant or craftsman?