Good morning,
and welcome to our website

We are an active and forward-looking Society that brings together genealogists and historians with an interest in the area covered by the old Hundred of West Derby.

We offer a friendly active forum, networking opportunities at our group meetings, and a quarterly journal with news, advice and excellent articles about the people, businesses and events that made Liverpool and South West Lancashire what it is today. We also have a members' only section of the website where you can access our members' interests database, back issues of the journal and some other databases that have been provided for you that you will not find elsewhere. A year's membership to the Society is only £10 for UK residents (£15 overseas).

  • Download our free ebook with hints and tips on starting your own family history research.
  • Don’t let your family’s story disappear into the mists of time, share it with us – we publish interesting articles by members and non-members.
  • Join us for full benefits and know that ‘You’ll never walk alone’ with your Liverpool and South West Lancashire family history research.

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We are pleased to announce that at the Conference on October 22nd our Publications Officer Joe Griffiths was elected as Vice President of the Society. Joe has run our shop for many years, and is a very long standing member of the Executive Committee. Also Madelaine Kirk from Warrington Group has been elected to be the Chair of the Committee. The rest of the Committee were re-elected for another year.