Lancashire Archives is the home of 900 years of Lancashire's archival heritage.
Information on how to come and 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 come and see us in person, you can still make use of some of Our services.
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.
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?