Lancashire quarter sessions online
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.