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Records for the current administrative county of Lancashire are held at the Lancashire Record Office - see below for contact details

Many records for Manchester are held at the Greater Manchester County Record Office - see below for contact details. The metropolitan boroughs in the Greater Manchester area also maintain their own archive services at their local studies centres .

Records for the city of Liverpool and the Merseyside area are held at the Liverpool Record Office - see below for contact details

Records for the Furness area (i.e. the former area of Lancashire north of Morecambe Bay which was incorporated into the new county of Cumbria in 1974) are held at the Barrow Record Office - see below for contact details

   
   
   
  LANCASHIRE RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Lancashire County Council
   
  CONTACT
  Address Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE
  Telephone (01772) 533039
  E-Mail record.office@ed.lancscc.gov.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Hours within the Planning your Visit page on the record office's web site
  Entry Access member of CARN readers ticket scheme
  Visiting Guide see Searchroom Rules within the record office's web site
  Directions see Maps and Directions page
  Postal Research no fee based research service provided
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Archives page within the record office's website
  Online Catalogue see National Archives Access to Archives  web site  
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying staff only for permitted documents - see Copying page for charges
  Repro Services photographic reproduction service available - see Copying page for details
  Own Photos permitted - use of flash not allowed - tripods allowed - photographing only allowed indesignated area - charge £5 per visit - see Self-Service Photography page
  Microform token operated microform reader-printer available -  see Copying page for charges
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content helpful question and answer section
  Navigation clearly laid out
   
   
   
   
  GREATER MANCHESTER COUNTY RECORD OFFICE
  managed by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities 
   
  The Greater Manchester County Record Office is now closed to the public until spring 2014 when it will be contained within the new Central Library
   
  CONTACT
  Address Greater Manchester County Record Office, 56 Marshall Street, New Cross, Manchester, M4 5FU
  Telephone (0161) 832 5284
  E-Mail archives@gmcro.co.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Postal Research limited enquiry service provided pending movement to new location in spring 2014
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Our Collections page within the record office's website
  Online Catalogue see National Archives Access to Archives  web site  
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content extensive content
  Navigation satisfactory
   
   
   
 
 
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  LIVERPOOL RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Liverpool City Council
   
  CONTACT
  Address 3rd Floor, Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN
  Telephone (0151) 233 5817
  E-Mail use email form on their website
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Search Room Opening Times towards bottom of Home Page
  Entry Access access to the search room (where original archives can be consulted) is by appointment only
  Visiting Guide none provided
  Directions street map shown on their website
  Postal Research fee based research service provided - contact record office for details
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary None currently on their web site
  Online Catalogue see Virtual Catalogue page within the record office's web site
    see National Archives Access to Archives  web site  
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying self service for permitted documents - 40p per A4 copy, £1 per A3 copy
  Repro Services no professional photographic service provided
  Own Photos permitted - use of flash not allowed - use of tripod at discretion of staff - no charge
  Microform self service microform reader printer available - 30p per A4 printout, no A3 printout capability
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content very limited - a minimally informative single web page is provided
  Navigation nothiong to navigate
   
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  BARROW RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Cumbria County Council
   
  CONTACT
  Address Barrow Record Office, 140 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1XW
  Telephone (01229) 894377
  E-Mail barrow.record.off ice@cumbriacc.gov.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Times within the record office's Home Page
  Entry Access member of CARN readers ticket scheme
  Visiting Guide none provided within the record office's web site
  Directions see streetmap within the record office's web site
  Postal Research fee based research service provided - see Research Service page within the record office's web site for details
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Sources available at this record office within the record office's   Home Page for a very brief summary
  Online Catalogue see National Archives Access to Archives  web site  
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying staff only for permitted documents - 30p per A4 copy, 50p per A3 copy
  Repro Services photographic reproduction service available - contact record office for details
  Own Photos permitted - use of flash not allowed - use of tripod as discretion of staff - no charge
  Microform microform reader-printer available - 50p per printout
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content limited information on visiting the record office and very limited on its holdings
  Navigation satisfactory
   
   
 
This page last updated: 1 October 2013