Lan­cashire quar­ter ses­sions on­line

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

Re­searchers with Lan­cashire con­nec­tions could ben­e­fit from the launch of a new on­line col­lec­tion. Thou­sands of Quar­ter Ses­sions records from the county have now been up­loaded to Ances­try, pro­vid­ing de­tails of crim­i­nal tri­als, bas­tardy ex­am­i­na­tions and other affairs brought to the lo­cal courts be­tween 1648 and 1908. Fully search­able, each en­try is ac­com­pa­nied by a scan of the orig­i­nal doc­u­ment, held by Lan­cashire Record Of­fice in Pre­ston. Search the col­lec­tion at bit.ly/1Si5W1z.

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