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APRIL 2021

ODFHS is pleased to announce that the Society will be trialling two Zoom meetings this spring, with the possibility of more to follow during the summer. To find out more, please visit our Meetings page.

Issue 84 of the Ormskirk and District Family Historian has now been dispatched and is available in our Members Section for those who receive a digital copy.


29 JANUARY 2021: Bill Huyton R.I.P.

It is with enormous sadness that we report the death of Bill Huyton, our Chairman Emeritus, aged 73. A stalwart member of our Society for twenty years, Bill soon became part of our Committee and had the notable distinction of being our longest-serving Chairman to date. He will be missed by all who knew him.

For more, see the Bill Huyton obituary contributed by ODFHS committee members and some pictures in the Gallery page.



New website additions...

  • Celebrity Corner folder now on the Gallery page - contributions welcome
  • Family History Federation Bulletins and other issues added to the Members/Exchange Magazines page
  • Once Upon a Town - a new virtual reality museum and art gallery project for Ormskirk now under construction.



Bob Dobson (who brought a small selection of his stock of rare and out-of-print second hand Lancashire Books to our Dig Up Your Roots event in Ormskirk in October 2019) invites ODFHS members and those with an interest in Lancashire history to view his catalogue of books suitable for genealogists and family historians. The catalogue is in 5 sections - Main Catalogue, Legal Documents, Lancashire Acts of Parliament,  Lancashire Patents and Lancashire Patents (Name Index).

Please contact Bob directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a catalogue, quoting Ormskirk and District Family History Society, or contact Kate Hurst (ODFHS Chair) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a downloadable catalogue (Word format).

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The October BUMPER edition of the magazine (Issue 83) is now available online to members via the Members/Magazine pages. (Hard copies have now been posted to those who requested it, but please contact us if not received.)


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Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
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Moor Street market
Moor Street