The Great Database

The Great Database

A collection of over a million references, indexed by name, collected into over 200 datasets. Some of the more significant records include

  • Burial registers, with many for both Manchester and Oldham
  • Manchester Crematorium - memorials and funeral notices
  • Institutions for the deaf, blind and mentally ill
  • Workhouses, particularly Bolton
  • Military, including army deserters
  • Early census returns for Bolton

Each of the references links to a description of the dataset from which it is taken and some link to images of the original source.