British Association for Local History.

Formed in 1973, we are the official co-ordinating body for local history in the  County Palatine of Lancaster. We have members as far apart as Dalton in Furness to the north and Denton to the south, Fleetwood to the west and Rochdale to the east. Whether you are interested in Local History, Family History, Archaeology or Industrial Archaeology, if there is a bearing on Lancashire in your field of research, one or more of our member societies will be able to help.


In this current period we are aiming to give viewers to the website more to educate, inform and entertain them in this lockdown period so besides the PDF of the complete May Newsletter on the Publications page, parts of the Newsletter have been added to the website so you can investigate further.




Particularly the "Online Sources for Local & Family History" which will give the viewer plenty to investigate and for the new home schooling parents we have "Children's Investigations into Local History" which we hope will assist with their history lessons.  

Through this website, we hope that you will continue to find out more about the Federation and maybe even consider joining us either as a society or an individual. Please visit the Member Societies page with links to all the member societies of the Federation. Check them out, they may have further information that you are looking for!

           Who is Where?


Click the link to find a map of Lancashire which features all the clubs and societies within the Lancashire Local History Federation. 

Then click on any society button to go straight to their website.

What is the Federation doing?


Click on the link to find out what the Federation is organising

What are the Societies doing?


Click on the link to get a full list of the meetings being held around the county each month

Lancashire Local History Federation

Welcome to the website of the Lancashire Local History Federation