Entwistle Family History Association - History & Genealogy of an Ancient Lancashire Family


About the EFHA

Who we are

The Entwistle Family History Association was set up in 1999 by a group of Entwistles who wanted to find out more about their family roots and to help others who wanted to do the same.


Entwisle Hall today

Entwisle Hall today

EFHA members have:

  • researchers who freely assist members with their family research,
  • free to access databases of information about Entwistle ancestors,
  • Twissle Times, the EFHA quarterly newsletter containing stories, research hints and the latest news about Entwistles,

all from as little as £7.50 per year!

You can join the EFHA using our international, secure on-line payment system. Just click on the EFHA Membership link.

Other parts of our website are freely available to all, including a new Forum

Please contact us with your news or views. Use the links at the top of the page to see the range of information and stories on our website.

Enjoy your visit!

In the Members’ Area

Members are able to access resources on our databases to find out more about their ancestors by using their membership number and password to gain entry.

The Members’ Area contains:

  • the Twissle Times archive,
  • free download of the Grimshaw’s history of the Entwistles, “The Entwisle Family”,
  • Excel files containing census records of the Entwistles living in south Lancashire in the 19th century – you can download these by area and search for your ancestors on your own computer,
  • the register of Members’ Interests,
  • censuses by County. These are listed alphabetically by county, then by town within each county. Other counties with a larger number of Entwistles will appear later as a separate list. Note: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Staffordshire, Surrey and Yorkshire are not included.
  • Entwistle births, marriages and deaths. EFHA members have transcribed records relating to the UK Entwistle entries in the former General Register Office Index (St Catherine’s Index) for Births, Marriages and Deaths which is now held in the National Archives in Kew, London.

Entwisle Hall

The EFHA Committee

Andrew Entwistle
Eileen Cowen
Brian Cowen
Jean Machin
Membership Secretary
Maureen Fisher
Research Co-ordinator
Tom Entwistle
John Entwisle
Committee Member