Our helpdesk is now open Monday - Friday 11.00 - 2.30, we look forward to meeting our visitors again.
We are open again at the Manchester Central Library. Our opening hours are Monday - Friday, 11.00am - 2.30pm.
Join us as we find out what the men, women and children of Bolton and Manchester would have eaten and drank over the Christmas period.
A talk based on the authors' books of colourised black and white photographs documenting the rich history of Ireland.
Antony Marr's "The Hidden Secrets of Marriage Registration" is a follow up to last August's very popular talk, Birth and Death Registration
Hanging the Pacifist: Margaret Ashton (1856-1937), Manchester's first woman councillor. A free, online talk, given by Dr Alison Ronan
Being a single mother can be extremely challenging. Being a single mother in Ireland from the 1920s to 1980s was arguably even more so.
The 1921 census is a landmark event for family historians - find out how this census can help you find a new generation of your family.
"The 1921 census is a landmark event for family historians, capturing life just after the trauma of the first world war. Find out how this census can help you to find a new generation of your family."
Discover more about our 2.8 million records and how to search them.
See at a glance the newest additions to our databases and documents collections.
Our Virtual Helpdesk is still open but has now reverted to a privilege of membership.
Browse our list of documents, all are available to our members
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