3rd Floor, Manchester Central Library,
St. Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD
NOTE: The public facilities for MLFHS members are on the ground floor of the library.
Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE
Telephone: 01204 332185
The History Centre has a large and varied collection of resource material useful to genealogists. Click here for listing
Note: There is a charge for use of your own camera in the Search Room.
The History Centre is open 7 days a week but check the timetable
for availability of stock.
The History Centre has a long list of useful addresses and web sites. Click here
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The History Centre has compiled a comprehensive database of information re people who have served in the armed forces. Originally it concentrated on WW1 but is now expanding to include previous and later service personnel. You can submit information that you have re local people.
Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU
Telephone: 01204 331185
Fax: 01204 525125
Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE
Telephone: 01772 533039
NOTE: You need an Archives Card to visit, see website for details.
Note: Both Parish maps are to be found down the page
Especially good for the smaller towns.
This is probably the best website for old Ordnance Survey maps of England.
There are plans of Heaton and Tonge Cemeteries on the Deceased Online website
Lancashire OPC has two maps.
Genmaps has a list of links to maps covering Lancashire
MLFHS/On-line Data/Members Area/Members only databases has a 1934 Lancashire street atlas.
FamilySearch Map of England & Wales 1851 Jurisdictions
Halliwell Local History Society have a CD featuring an Ordnance Survey map of Bolton, 1882, at 5ft to 1 mile. There are 47 A4 sheets. See their website for further details.
The Bolton History Centre has copies of Allisons Street Directory which details where particular streets are to be found. The books are shelved at 901 - Local Studies.
Farnworth Library also has copies shelved at 901.91 - Local Studies.
Worktown - shows the images taken as part of the first Mass Observation study in Great Britain. There is an associated archive.
And a YouTube view of the town
Steve Gill who has spoken at our meetings has created some interesting Youtube information videos.
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