Boat Families - Ormskirk & District FHS
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The Society is indebted to the small group of dedicated enthusiasts who have developed this site. Using this site and the other ODFHS products; such as the CD of Burscough Boat Families, should enable you to discover many of your ancestors. Bill Huyton, Chairman ODFHS, March 2011.

The purpose of this site is to assist researchers whose ancestors worked on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal & associated waterways, especially in South-West Lancashire. In later pages of the introduction, you will find more information about the canals & how to submit questions and family trees for inclusion on the site.


LATEST UPDATES

Canal Family 1:
27 June 2014 ... V49

New total:
17,885
individuals

New names:
... no new names added
... see Update History for more information

Main increases:
Owen +36, Harrison +27, Scott +24, Rainford +20, Cook +17, Yates +11
... see Update History for more information

 

Canal Family 2:
6 June 2014 - merged with Canal Family 1

 

Canal Family 3:
29 June 2012

New total:
24
individuals

Main names:
Denson, Rimmer
... see Update History for more information

 

Canal Family 4:
18 October 2013 - merged with Canal Family 1

 

Canal Family 5:
8 February 2014

New total:
120
individuals

Main names:
Ainscough 27, Mason 26, Fairclough 23
... see Update History for more information

 

A history of the updates to this site can be found by clicking the link below:

Update History


HOW TO USE THIS SITE

The link above (ENTER WEBSITE) and the link below (... CONTINUE TO THE NEXT PAGE) will take you to the main front page, from which you can access the most recent version of the list of names (click the "Surname" link). These main family members are those who have a significant number of relatives recorded as boaters. Alternatively, you can search for a particular person by using the search box. At various places on the site you will see a small tree icon - this will show you the family tree of this particular person. Or, you can click on any name shown to reveal their details. Once you have chosen the first name it is possible to navigate that entire tree. Returning to the Group Names page will allow you to visit another tree.

DISCLAIMER

We have spent a great deal of time in building & populating this site. We have made every effort to produce a site that is accurate & easy to use. However No warranty is given, or implied.

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If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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