Thank you for visiting my genealogy site. Herein is contained information about the BIRCHALL family history from about 1780 onwards in and around the area of Rivington, Lancashire. Related families are also included.
This data is continually revised and therefore the LATEST research, available as a GEDCOM download (see below), should be referenced not the ‘Index of Names’. GEDCOM files can be imported into most genealogical software.
The ‘Index of Names’ data can, however, be used as a guide to Surname interests . Please be aware that this data will not be updated on a regular basis, it contains no research citations and known errors will remain included.
Many thanks to those who have e-mailed me since 1998 with information and pictures now contained within this web site.
I am grateful for contributions from neighbours in the U.S.A. who have drawn attention to the importance of Ellis Island, “the island of tears”, which was a ‘reception centre’ for immigrants into the U.S. in the Victorian era.