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Find people in Lancaster

Are you searching for a person in Lancaster, Lancashire? Use the search box above to get started.

With a history founded on its canal and port, Lancaster is an ancient settlement dominated by Lancaster Castle.

Granted city status in 1937 for its ‘long association with the crown’, Lancaster is a cultural, educational and commercial centre, and has a population of 46,000. It is home to Lancaster University, a campus of the University of Cumbria, Lancaster City Museum, Maritime Museum and Cottage Museum. The River Lune flows through the city into Morecambe Bay.

Its historic cobbled streets are full of music venues, theatres, galleries, cafes, eateries, restaurants, and independent shops alongside the familiar chains.

However, it could be tricky finding a long-lost friend or relative amongst Lancaster’s sizeable population. Fortunately, our people tracing tools can help you find someone’s contact details in a matter of seconds.

The rest of this guide will provide you with more information on Lancaster’s census records and archives, to help you with your search.

Lancaster Museum

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Lancaster Electoral Register Archives

White Pages gives you access to over a decade’s worth of information from the edited version of the electoral register. However, people can opt out of the edited version, so the complete register can be a useful tool in a people search.

You can view copies of the full electoral register under supervision at the British Library or specified official venues.

In Lancashire, you can view current and historic copies of the full electoral register at:

Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78 County Hall

Wards of Lancaster

Lancaster is a county town and is a constituent settlement of the wider City of Lancaster, a local government district. It encompasses several outlying settlements, including Morecambe and Heysham.

The City of Lancaster has 28 wards. They are as follows:

  • Bare Ward
  • Bolton-Le-Sands ward
  • Bulk ward
  • Carnforth ward
  • Castle ward
  • Dukes ward
  • Ellel ward
  • Halton-with-Aughton ward
  • Harbour ward
  • Heysham Central ward
  • Heysham North ward
  • Heysham South ward
  • John O'Gaunt ward
  • Kellet ward
  • Lower Lune Valley ward
  • Overton ward
  • Poulton ward
  • Scotforth East ward
  • Scotforth West ward
  • Silverdale ward
  • Skerton East ward
  • Skerton West ward
  • Slyne-with-Hest ward
  • Torrisholme ward
  • University ward
  • Upper Lune Valley ward
  • Warton ward
  • Westgate ward

Entering the name of one of these wards along with the person's name, can help to narrow your search results.

For More on Lancaster Local History

Lancaster City Museum was opened in 1923 and is packed with information about the city’s past, unfolding the history and archaeology of Lancaster and the surrounding area, from the Neolithic age to the present day.