Ormskirk Market Day

COVID-19 Alert

In view of the current coronavirus situation, all face-to-face activities (meetings, library help desk, etc.) until further notice. During spring 2021, we will be trialling our first Zoom meetings.

 

FAMILY HISTORY HELP DESK (VIA ZOOM)

Wednesday 28 April 2021 - 8p.m. (British Summer Time)

For our first venture into Zoom meetings, ODFHS would like to invite all members and supporters (wherever you are in the world) to a Family History Help Desk.  We are sure that many of our members and supporters will have been doing online research at home over the past year . . . but we also know that, now and then, everyone needs a bit of help or advice. 

Perhaps someone else will have the answer to your puzzle? Maybe you have had experience of searching particular types of resources (army, emigration, newspaper archives, Catholic parish records etc) that could help someone else?

If you'd like to join this meeting, or send a question in advance, please e-mail Kate Hurst (our Chair) directly at chairman [at] odfhs.email (replace [at] with @)

Not only will this help us to get a better idea of how much interest there is in this meeting, it will also help us to prepare a list of useful resources and to make sure that we’ve got the right Zoom subscription to accommodate everyone on the day.

 

VIRTUAL TALKS ON YOUTUBE

Since April 2020, we have produced occasional "virtual talks" and other videos for our YouTube channel. All are between 30 and 60 minutes in length, and cover a range of subjects - feel free to explore any link that interests you!

 

A Virtual Talk - The Renovation Of Ormskirk Parish Church (27 February 2021)

 

 

A Virtual Talk - Unusual Records From West Lancashire (19 January 2021)

 

A Virtual Talk - Christmas 1870 In Ormskirk (12 December 2020)

 

A Virtual Talk - Dining With Our Ancestors: 1600-1800 (13 November 2020)

 

A Virtual Talk - The 1918-19 Flu in the Ormskirk Area (18 September 2020)

 

Rufford Old Hall | History and Lancashire Day Events (16 July 2020) 

 

A Virtual Talk - Birth, Marriage and Death in Old Newspapers (5 July 2020)

 

A Virtual Talk - Illegitimacy in Your Family Tree (2 June 2020)

 

A Virtual Talk - Complementary Resources in Family History (5 May 2020)

 

A Virtual Talk - Celebrating 10 Years of the Boat Families Website (8 April 2020)

 

PLEASE TAKE CARE & DO SOME FAMILY HISTORY IN THE SAFETY OF YOUR FOUR WALLS.

WE WILL PUT A NOTICE HERE AS SOON AS ACTIVITIES RETURN TO NORMAL

 

 

Following requests from members; on the fourth Wednesday’s meetings, from now on we will open the Guides' Hut earlier, at 19.30 (7.30 p.m.) to allow members to meet and chat. We will also stay open a little longer after the talk has concluded, again to allow members to exchange information.

FREE ENTRY for MEMBERS, Visitors are requested to make £1.00 donation.

All meetings are on the fourth Wednesday-evening of each month                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish
Church

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station
1908

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall
1815

Skelmersdale Station
Skelmersdale
Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street
Market