Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 Pandemic this group has suspended monthly meetings and regular help desks until 2021 to keep both you and our volunteers safe and well.

You will get updates regularly via our Facebook pages, and of course our Forum is still open and active and you are very welcome to join us there. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope you understand.

Widnes Group Home

Welcome to the Widnes Family History Group's home page, within our site you can find information on our group meetings, details of our meeting place and our contact information.

The group was formed in 1994, with just 13 like-minded people meeting at Widnes library. We currently have about 20 people at our monthly meetings. New members are always welcome to come along and we look forward to seeing you.


The aims of the group are to encourage like minded family historians and to transcribe local records and make them available to members and the public at large.


The Group meets on the last Wednesday in every month except December, in the John Dalton Community Centre, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Mayfield Avenue, off Royal Avenue, Ditton Widnes WA8 8PR. They start at 7.00pm.  For full details of the meetings are please see our programme page.

The group meetings generally consist of Members Research evenings interspersed with four Speakers evenings and one trip out per year. The group's AGM is held in January, with a member's social evening in November.


About Widnes

WIDNES is a town, a township and a chapelry, in Prescot parish, Lancashire. The town stands on the river Mersey, at the intersection of the Warrington and Liverpool and the Ormskirk and Runcorn railways.

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