Lancashire was established as a county in 1182, making it one of the youngest of the historic counties of England. In the Domesday Book, its lands had been treated as part of Cheshire (the area south of the River Ribble) and of Yorkshire.

Lancashire was established not long after the Norman Conquest when William the Conqueror gave the land between the Ribble and the Mersey, along with Amounderness, to Roger de Pitou. In the early 1090's Lonsdale, Cartmel and Furness were added to Roger de Pitou's estates to aid in the defence of the area south of Morecambe Bay from the Scottish raiding parties, who travelled around the Cumberland coast and across the bay at low water, rather than through the mountainous regions of the Lake District.

Listed below are links relating to Lancashire. Some pages are still under construction.

Lancashire Genealogy Lancashire genealogical sources.
Lancashire Township This page contains a list of all of the towns in Lancashire. If I have missed any, please email me to let me know and I will update the list.
Lancashire Links List of website links relating to Lancashire.
Lancashire Hundreds Details of the Six Lancashire Hundreds and the towns for each area.
Lancashire County Maps showing the size of Lancashire County in 1889, 1974, 1986 and 1998.
Unusual birth, marriage and death enteries A list of all the unusual births, mariages and deaths enteries that I have come across during my research.