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St Paulís Parish Resources

St. Paulís is located at Landranger grid: SD 475062

Additional information about Skelmersdale and its history can be obtained here:

A particularly good history of the church is located here:

The contact details for the church are:-

Rev. G. Greenwood
St Pauls Church
Church Road,

01695 716349

In general, the parish should not be contacted for genealogical inquiries

Parish records for the church exist as follws:

  Original Registers at LRO Bishops Transcripts
FHC Microfilm LPRS

   1817 - 1963

   1782 - 1841

N/A Yes N/A

   1858 - 1968

   1782 - 1841

N/A Yes N/A

   1822 - 1992

   1782 - 1842

N/A Yes N/A

The Skelmersdale Group of the Liverpool and Southwest Lancashire Family History Society has transcribed the parish registers (copies at the LRO) and Monumental Inscriptions (MI) of the church. Their material may be purchased through the link above.

LancashireBMD is making progress in indexing births, marriages and deaths that were registered in this district. It is recommended to review their site. This provides access to births, marriages and deaths registered only AFTER 1st July 1837 and allows you to order the certificate from the local registry office instead of the national registration system. Do check the coverage link to see what records have been transcribed. Marriages at the parish church should also be in the parish church records.

FreeBMD may also be consulted for births, marriages and deaths registered in this district after 1st July 1837. This is also a work in progress that is not yet complete.


You should also consult the FreeCEN site :FreeCEN although it is only just getting started and not much may be available. Numerous other sites and vendors now provide access to copies of the censuses from 1841 onwards.

All census transcriptions should be used as an index as the original records may be in very poor shape and pencil was used to record much of the original information. Some searchers have found ancestors by searching on first names, so be creative.

Legal Notice: Although not bound by the UK 1998 Data Protection Act, this site is in full compliance, as no information will be posted on live people at any time.

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