The Great Database: Dataset Catalogue

The data in the Great Database is classified under a number of broad headings. Searches can be restricted to the records indexed under a specific heading so as to reduce the number of matches, particularly if you are searching for a very common name. Click the headings below to see  the lists of resources indexed under each heading.


Birth and Marriage

pdf Ancoats, All Souls, Marriages (106 KB)
Ancoats, All Souls Church,Marriages 1931-1935. A small dataset of marriages from All Souls Church, Ancoats transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (280 records)

pdf Ardwick, St. Matthew Marriages 1931-71 (258 KB)
Full details of marriages at St. Matthew's church, Ardwick 1931-1971. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (832 records)

pdf Ardwick, St. Thomas, Baptisms (255 KB)
Transcript of baptisms at St. Thomas, Ardwick 1740-1801. Transcribed by Susan Mayall (2270 records)

pdf Ardwick, St. Matthew, Baptisms 1914-1962 (471 KB)
Details of baptisms at St. Matthew, Ardwick 1914-1962 including all details from register. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (2,196 records)

pdf Audenshaw (Red Hall) Methodist New Connexion Baptisms (9.56 MB)
Baptisms 1875-1898 transcribed by John Cameron. Note, there is a gap between 2 Dec 1877 and 17 Jul 1878 where two pages have not been scanned (388 records).

pdf Bolton, Deane, St. Mary, Baptisms (3.84 MB)
Baptisms 1813-1866 transcribed by Bolton & District FHS (14,353 records)

pdf Bolton, King’s Hall Wesleyan Methodist Mission Baptisms (258 KB)
Details of baptisms 1932-1958 transcribed by Joan Bridges for Bolton & District FHS (264 records)

pdf Bolton, St. John, Latimer St. Baptisms (20 KB)
Baptisms at St. John, Latimer St., Little Bolton 1849-1854 (112 records)

pdf Bolton, St. Paul, Baptisms (1863-1920) (326 KB)
Transcription of three volumes of baptismal register entries 1863-1920). Later entries generally include date of birth. (3,200 records)

pdf Bolton, Victoria Hall, Baptisms (1897-1965) (206 KB)
Baptisms at Victoria Hall 1897-1965. Transcribed by members of Bolton & District FHS (1,194 records)

pdf Bolton, Dimple, Walmsley Old Chapel Baptisms (51 KB)
Details of baptisms 1789-1839 (402 records)

pdf Bolton Workhouse Births (5.66 MB)
Names, dates of birth, parentage and home addresses of children born in Bolton Workhouse 1839-1926 (2,680 records)

pdf Cadishead Methodist Baptisms 1804-1886 (135 KB)
Baptisms at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Cadishead. Transcribed by Frances Hoffman from LDS film 1786244 (1,204 records)

pdf Manchester, Angel Meadow, St. Michael and All Angels Baptisms (50 KB)
Baptisms at St. Michael, Angel Meadow, Manchester 1791-1812 transcribed by Susan Mayall (370 records)

pdf Manchester, Cheetham, Spanish & Portuguese Synagocue Baptisms and Marriages (157 KB)
Registers of births 1874-1929 and marriages 1874-2013 at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. Note: a 100 year closure has been applied to births and 75 years to marriages. (1,058 records)

pdf Marriage Witness Index (2.48 MB)
List of witnesses to marriages at a large number of Manchester churches, compiled by Joseph Hilditch (22,457 records)

pdf Middleton Baptism Index (2.40 MB)
Baptisms at several churches in Middleton, Rhodes and Tonge. Transcribed by Doreen El-Ahwany of the MLFHS Oldham Branch and a team of volunteers (26,991 records)

pdf Middleton Marriage Index (824 KB)
Marriages at several churches in Middleton, Rhodes and Tonge. Transcribed by Doreen El-Ahwany of the MLFHS Oldham Branch and a team of volunteers (7,698 records)

pdf Newton Heath, All Saints Baptisms (1.11 MB)
Transcript of baptism registers for All Saints, Newton Heath, 1793-1837. Transcribed by Linda Bailey (7,054 records)

pdf Odd Fellows Magazine (169 KB)
A transcript of marriages (indexed by both brides and grooms) announced in the Odd Fellows Magazine. These are dated mostly between 1838 and 1841. (218 records)

pdf Orphan Birth and Marriage Certificates (948 KB)
Index to GRO birth and marriage certificates held by MLFHS. These are generally certificates ordered in error by members and donated for the use of others.

pdf Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel Baptisms 1870-1881 (2.40 MB)
Baptisms at Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel (now URC) 1870-1881 from church register copy transcribed by Irene Butcher. (65 records)

pdf Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Church Marriages (1.02 MB)
Marriages at Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel (now URC) 1873-1884 from church register copy transcribed by Irene Butcher. (82 records)

pdf Prestwich St. Mary Baptisms 1752-1768 (368 KB)
A transcript of the baptisms from the combined Baptism, Marriage and Burial Register 1752-1768 and combined baptism and burial register 1769-1791.

pdf Quaker Marriages (263 KB)
Index to Quaker Marriages for the Hardshaw East Monthly Meeting (1837-1999 and Marsden Monthly Meeting 1837-1977. Indexed by John Marsden and Margaret Calderbank respectively.

pdf Some Manchester Quakers in 1831 (690 KB)
A list of member of the Society of Friends in Manchester in 1831. Reprinted from Manchester Genealogist vol 23 Issue 4 (1987) which does not give any information as to the source. (86 records)

pdf Salford, Sacred Trinity Church, Baptisms 1813-1864 (894 KB)
Details of baptisms, transcribed by Susan Mayall (1,620 records)

pdf Stockport, St. Mary Marriages (1.27 MB)
An index to marriages 1799-1837 by names of brides and grooms. Includes marital status of parties, occupation of groom and whether by licence. Residence is also given for a number of parties living outside the parish. PLEASE NOTE that this index is imperfect. In producing this version from the original 1980s typescript, many errors were found. Users should refer to the original registers (available on microfilm at Manchester Archives and Local Studies) to confirm the details provided.

pdf Turton Workhouse Births (41 KB)
Records of births in Turton Workhouse 1839-1853 (87 records), baptisms at Walmsley Chapel on 30 Dec 1847 of children born in the workhouse (17 records) and workhouse inmates transgressing against workhouse rules 1883-5 (118 records)

Death and Burial

Note:

See Manchester for: Ancoats, Ardwick, Bradford, Cheetham, Clayton, Gorton, Harpurhey, Hulme, Longsight, Newton Heath, Prestwich, Withington

See Oldham for: Audenshaw, Bardsley, Boarshaw, Chadderton, Delph, Denshaw, Dobcross, East Crompton, Failsworth, Firarmere, Friezland, Hey, Heyside, Hollinwood, Leesfield, Lydgate, Middleton, Rhodes, Royton, Saddleworth, Shaw, Tonge-cum-Alkrington, Waterhead.

See Salford for: Cadishead


pdf Ashton-under-Lyne, St. Peter Burials (2.07 MB)
Burials 1825-1966 Complete (23,112 burials)

pdf Bolton, Little Bolton, Higher Bridge St. Methodist Chapel, Burials (428 KB)
Listing of burials 1810-1893 (2,058 records)

pdf Bolton, Litle Lever, United Reformed Church, Grave Book (2.48 MB)
Combined Grave Book and MI Listing (for which see Memorial Inscription database). Lists burials 1850-1955 (2,534 records)

pdf Bolton, Walmsley Old Chapel, Burials (25 KB)
Transcript of burials 1793-1840 (167 records)

pdf Denton, St Lawrence Burials (99 KB)
Listing of burials 1695-1777 (885 records)

pdf Eccles, Pendlebury, St. John, Burials (5 KB)
Burials at St. John's church 1842-1889 transcribed by Mark Harrey (2,375 records)

pdf Haydock, Wood Pit, Deaths in 1878 Explosion (38 KB)
Names and details of those killed in the explosion at Wood Pit, Haydock on 7 June 1878. Compiled by Graham Normansell. (191 records)

pdf Manchester, Cholera Victims 1832 (205 KB)
Alphabetical List of the first 200 victims of the cholera epidemic of 1832 as recorded by Henry Gaulter MD. (200 records)

pdf Manchester, Civilian War Deaths, WW2 (101 KB)
Civilians died as a result of enemy action in Manchester during World War 2. Compiled by Joseph Hilditch. (579 records)

pdf Manchester Crematorium Death Notices (2.98 MB)
Newspaper death notices and obituaries relating to persons cremated at Manchester Crematorium 1893-1940 transcribed by John Marsden and Mike Berrell plus 109 entries taken from the R. Pepperdine, Funeral Directors' records deposited at Manchester Archives and indexed by David Birkmire. (8,252 records)

pdf Manchester Probate Names Index (6.33 MB)
An index of names which appear in the wills and administrations of Manchester residents 1812-1837 (42,831 records)

pdf Manchester, Ancoats, St. Andrew Burials (1.02 MB)
A transcription of the burial registers for Ancoars, St. Andrew 1831-1855 (1,081 records) 1831-1855 (1,860 records) transcribed by Mark Harrey

pdf Manchester, Ardwick, St. Thomas Burials (1.70 MB)
A transcription of the burial registers for Ardwick, St. Thomas 1741-1762 (126 records) 1786-1801 (1,860 records) and 1813-1854. (2,100 records)

pdf Manchester, Audenshaw, St. Stephen Burials (186 KB)
A transcription of the burial registers 1846-1920 (books 2 & 3 1873-1901 completed) transcribed by Mark Harrey (3,200 records)

pdf Manchester, Bradford, Christ Church Burials (725 KB)
Transcript of the burial registers of Christ Church, Bradford 1862-1943 transcribed by Mark Harrey (6,588 records)

pdf Manchester, Cheetham, St. Luke Burials (357 KB)
Burials 1840-1868 (3,200 records)

pdf Manchester, Cheetham, St. Mark Burials (729 KB)
Transcript of the burial registers of St. Mark, Cheetham 1813-1855 (with one additional burial for 1878). (6,650 records)

pdf Manchester, Chorlton-on-Medlock, All Saints Burials (1.63 MB)
A transcription of the burial registers for Chorlton-on-Medlock, All Saints church 1820-1877 (16,559 records)

pdf Manchester, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, St Clement Burials (127 KB)
Listing of burials 1725-1837 (1,174 records)

pdf Manchester, Chorlton-on-Medlock, St. Saviour, Burials (164 KB)
Burials 1836-1932 (1,334 records)

pdf Manchester, Clayton, St. Cross Burials (770 KB)
Burials 1796-1866 Complete (213 records)

pdf Manchester, Collegiate Church (Cathedral) Burials (13.78 MB)
Burials 1573-1866 Complete. These include burials inside the cathedral, in the Cathedral Yard, and in the Apple Market, Angel Meadow and Walkers Croft burial grounds (148,275 Records)

pdf Manchester, Didsbury, St James Burials (589 KB)
Burials 1562-1757 Complete (6,011 records)

pdf Manchester, Gorton, St James Burials (142 KB)
Listing of burials 1650-1741 (1,106 records)

pdf Manchester, Harpurhey, Christ Church Burials (264 KB)
Transcript of burials at Christ Church, Harpurhey 1838-1863. Currently covering 1838-1860. Transcribed by John Gartside (2,400 records)

pdf Manchester, Hulme, Christ Church Bible Christian Church (897 KB)
Burials at Christ Church Bible Christian Church Hulme 1827-1839. Transcribed by Geoff Edge and Mark Harrey (2,178 records)

pdf Manchester, Hulme St George Burials (3.24 MB)
Burials 1829-1920 (19,925 records)

pdf Manchester, Longsight, St. John Burials (213 KB)
Burials 1800-1906 Complete (1,608 records)

pdf Manchester, Newton Heath, All Saints Burials (2.67 MB)
Transcribed burials in the new churchyard of All Saints 1854-1950. Includes numerous burials from Manchester Parish 1856-1868 (24,405 records)

pdf Manchester, Philips Park Cemetery Burials (370 KB)
Burials 1930 (part) (1,755 records)

pdf Manchester, Prestwich, St. Mary, Burials (128 KB)
Burials 1754-1868 (1,304 records)

pdf Manchester, St Ann Burials (562 KB)
Listing of burials 1737-1854 (6,335 records)

pdf Manchester, St James, George Street Burials (408 KB)
Burials 1788-1854 Complete (2,676 records)

pdf Manchester, St John, Deansgate Burials (3.88 MB)
Burials 1769-1900 Complete (24,117 records)

pdf Manchester, St Mary, Deansgate Burials (551 KB)
Burials 1754-1871 (5,623 records)

pdf Manchester, St. Matthew, Campfield Burials (9 KB)
Burials 1826-1884 (44 records)

pdf Manchester, St. Matthew, Campfield: Remains removed in 1951 (14 KB)
A list of the details taken from coffins removed from the vaults in 1951 prior to demolition of the church (44 burials)

pdf Manchester, St. Michael, Angel Meadow, Burials (426 KB)
Burials 1789-1856 (3,821 records)

pdf Manchester, St. Peter, St. Peter's Square Burials (44 KB)
Burials 1796-1866 Complete (213 records)

pdf Manchester, Withington Hospital Deaths (203 KB)
Details of deaths recorded at Withington Hospital (former Withington Workhouse) 1922-1940. Includes date and cause of death, burial place and inquest verdict where applicable. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (910 records)

pdf Oldham Civilian War Deaths, WW2 (19 KB)
A listing of persons killed in Oldham in 1941 and 1942 compiled by Gordon Lees (27 records)

pdf Oldham, Audenshaw, St. Stephen Burials (166 KB)
Burials 1846-1973 Complete (1,560 records)

pdf Oldham, Bardsley, Holy Trinity Burials (58 KB)
Burials 1844-1855 Complete (824 records)

pdf Oldham, Boarshaw Cemetery Burials (10 KB)
Burials 1965-1965 Complete (19 records)

pdf Oldham, Chadderton Cemetery Service Burials (23 KB)
A list of armed service personnel who were buried in Chadderton cemetery 1940-1946 and 1974. Transcribed by Linda Bailey (42 records)

pdf Oldham, Chadderton Cemetery Stillbirths 1884-1929 (182 KB)
Burials of stillborn children at Chadderton Cemetery 1884-1929. No forenames or genders are recorded. This index was transcribed by Linda Linda Bailey from the images of the original register which can be found on the LDS FamilySearch web site at: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21599-89024-15?cc=1482833&wc=12669510 (4,692 records)

pdf Oldham, Chadderton, Mills Hill Road, Baptist Chapel Burials (78 KB)
Burials 1853-1999 Complete (824 records)

pdf Oldham, Chadderton, St. Matthew Burials (1.72 MB)
Burials 1781-1947 Complete (16,020 records)

pdf Oldham, Delph, Independent Chapel Burials (49 KB)
Burials 1834-1851 Complete (824 burials)

pdf Oldham, Denshaw, Christ Church Burials (89 KB)
Burials 1857-1920 Complete (793 records)

pdf Oldham, Dobcross, Holy Trinity Burials (42 KB)
Burials  1788-1842 Complete (331 records)

pdf Oldham, East Crompton, St. James Burials (225 KB)
Burials 1847-1964 Complete (2,085 burials)

pdf Oldham, Failsworth, Dob Lane Unitarian Burials (10 KB)
Burials 1701-1802 Complete (21 records)

pdf Oldham, Failsworth, St. John Burials (783 KB)
Burials 1846-1976 Complete (7,979 burials)

pdf Oldham, Friarmere, St. Thomas Burials (488 KB)
Burials 1769-1992 Complete (4,968 records)

pdf Oldham, Friezland, Christ Church Burials (235 KB)
Burials 1850,1934 Complete (2,108 records)

pdf Oldham, Hey, St. John Burials (1.02 MB)
Burials 1744-1887 Complete (10,193 records)

pdf Oldham, Heyside, Friends Meeting House (Quaker) Burials (48 KB)
Burials 1665-1938 Complete (321 burials)

pdf Oldham, Hollinwood, St. Margaret Burials (1.46 MB)
Burials 1769-1901 Complete (14,597 records)

pdf Oldham, Hope Congregational Church Burials (26 KB)
Burials 1828-1837 Complete (165 records)

pdf Oldham, Leesfield, St. Thomas Burials (136 KB)
Burials  1848-1905 Complete (1,271 records)

pdf Oldham, Lydgate, St. Anne Burials (329 KB)
Burials 1788-1978 Complete (2,786 records)

pdf Oldham, Middleton Old Cemetery Burials (286 KB)
Burials 1862-1885 Complete (2,864 records)

pdf Oldham, Middleton, St. Leonard Burials (3.56 MB)
Burials 1541-1903 Complete (38,691 burials)

pdf Oldham, Middleton, Wood St. New Jerusalem Church Burials (19 KB)
Burials 1832-1880 Complete (108 burials)

pdf Oldham, Moorside, St. Thomas Burials (164 KB)
Burials 1873-1977 Complete (1,452 records)

pdf Oldham, Rhodes, All Saints Burials (238 KB)
Burials 1876-1949 Complete (2,488 records)

pdf Oldham, Royton, St. Paul Burials (1.46 MB)
Burials 1757-1938 Complete (14,077 records)

pdf Oldham, Saddleworth, St. Chad Burials (1.79 MB)
Burials 1801-1886 Complete (18,322 records)

pdf Oldham, Shaw, Holy Trinity Burials (1.69 MB)
Burials 1704-1888 Complete (17,244 records)

pdf Oldham, Shaw, St. Paul's Methodist Church, Burials (87 KB)
Burials 1817-1872. Transcribed from the Burial Registers by Linda Richardson, Gillian Melton and Joan Harrison. (381 records)

pdf Oldham, St. James Burials (311 KB)
Burials 1830-1848 Complete (2,149 records)

pdf Oldham, St. Mary Burials (5.37 MB)
Burials 1558-1932 Complete (50,856 records)

pdf Oldham, St. Peter Burials (1009 KB)
Burials 1768-1876 Complete (8,280 records)

pdf Oldham, Tonge-cum-Alkrington, St. Michael Burials (413 KB)
Burials  1818-1891 Complete (4,348 burials)

pdf Oldham, Waterhead, Holy Trinity Burials (242 KB)
Burials 1847-1928 Complete (2,197 records)

pdf Orphan Death Certificates (948 KB)
Index to GRO death certificates held by MLFHS. These are generally certificates ordered in error by members and donated for the use of others.

pdf Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel Burials (12 KB)
Burials 1870-1934 Complete (41 records)

pdf Radcliffe, St. Mary, Burials Burials (2.03 MB)
Burials 1841-1865 Complete (2,408 records)

pdf Salford Funeral Friendly Society (141 KB)
A transcript of the names of members of the Salford Friendly Funeral Society who had died April 1844 - March 1845; April 1849 - March 1857; April 1858 - March 1859. Transcribed by Janet Parkes

pdf Salford, Cadishead, Methodist Church Burials (126 KB)
Burials 1808-1914 (910 records)

pdf Salford, Christ Church Bible Christian, King St Burials (1.66 MB)
Burials 1800-1813 (15,773 records)

pdf Salford, Pendlebury, St. John the Evangelist Burials (5 KB)
Burials 1842-1923 transcribed by Mark Harrey (5,599 records)

pdf Salford, Pendlebury, Clifton Hall Colliery Explosion (145 KB)
Names, some with ages and marital status, of those killed in the explosion at Clifton Hall Colliery, Pendlebury, on 18 June 1885. First published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 19, Issue 1 (1983). (176 records)

pdf Salford, New Windsor Independent Chapel Burials (33 KB)
Burials 1800-1837 Complete (220 records)

pdf Salford, Sacred Trinity Church Burials (146 KB)
Transcript of burials at Sacred Trinity Church 1813-1854. Transcribed by Mark Harrey (1,034 records)


pdf In Memoriam Cards (652 KB)
Transcripts of In Memorial cards first published in Manchester Genealogist 18/4, 23/4 and 24/4. (90 records)

pdf Odd Fellows Magazine Death Notices (192 KB)
A transcript of marriages and deaths of members announced in the Odd Fellows Magazine. These are dated mostly between 1837 and 1841. (194 death records)

pdf Old South East Lancashire Obituaries (55 KB)
Obituaries taken from 'Old South-East Lancashire', a genealogical magazine, vol.1 1880. Short notices of deaths of old persons connected with the Hundred of Salford, who had attained at least the seventieth year of their age. Some of these were published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 27, Issue 2 (1991). (132 records)

pdf Scutari Hospital Deaths (1.98 MB)
Deaths at Scutari Hospital during the Crimean War reported in various newspapers. Includes deaths of Lancashire Militia soldiers at Gibraltar and seven surgeons sent to Scutari Hospital. Indexed by Anthony Steven (5,893 records)

pdf T Broome Undertakers Register (4.55 MB)
The registers of T Broome and Sons, Undertakers of Downing Street, Manchester 1863-1875; 1893-1965 (registers for 1875-1893 are missing). (29,520 records)

pdf R Pepperdine Funeral Registers (195 KB)
The funeral registers of Robert Pepperdine and Sons of Ardwick, Manchester 1898-1933. Contains details of the deceased persons and of the services provided for the funeral. (1,007 records)

Census

pdf Breightmet census 1801 (32 KB)
Names from the census returns for Breightmet in 1801 with some biographical details (138 records)

pdf Chorlton-on-Medlock 1851 Census Substitute (1.09 MB)
Reconstruction of the lost sections of the 1851 census for Chorlton-on-Medlock based on the 1851 Poor rate books and other sources. Created by Ray Hulley (3,989 records)

pdf Edgworth Census 1801 (17 KB)
Names from the Edgworth census of 1801 (157 records)

pdf Great Bolton 1831 Census (10.01 MB)
Transcription of the names and addresses of householders named in the returns (4,859 records)

pdf Great Bolton Census 1811 (5.33 MB)
Alphabetical list of those named in the 1811 census. No personal details recorded but may be useful in proving that named persons were present at this time (3,186 records)

pdf Great Bolton Census 1821 (861 KB)
Alphabetical list of those named in the 1821 census. No personal details recorded but may be useful in proving that named persons were present at this time. (3,801 records)

Rate Books, Poll Books and Other Lists

pdf Chorlton Poor Rate 1851 (3.04 MB)
Poor rate book for Chorlton-on-Medlock in 1852. Names occupiers and owners. Transcribed by Ray Hulley (7,032 records)

pdf Moss Side Absent Voters 1918 (616 KB)
Absent voter list for Manchester Moss Side. This is only a small part of the list. (906 records)

pdf Oldham Absent Voters 1918 (1.55 MB)
Voters absent from home at the time of electoral registration in 1918, mostly on military duties. Compiled by Dorothy Bintley. (14,513 records)

pdf Openshaw Electoral Register 1966-7 (131 KB)
Electoral Registr 1966-7 Districts A-C transcribed by Joseph Hilditch (2,026 records)

pdf Pemberton St. Cheetham Electoral Roll 1939 (15 KB)
Transcript of the names of those living in Pemberton Street, Hightown, Cheetham appearing in the 1939 electoral roll. Transcribed by Judith Redfern (268 records)

pdf Pendlebury Poor Rate 1852 (143 KB)
Part of the poor rate book for Pendlebury in 1852. Names occupiers and owners. Transcribed by Ray Hulley (539 records)

pdf Protestation Returns: Bolton & Deane (462 KB)
Transcribed returns of those signing the protestation of 1642 for Bolton and Deane parishes including surrounding great Lever (a detached part of Middleton parish) (2,699 records)

pdf Protestation Returns: Manchester (65 KB)
Reprinted from Manchester Genealogist 30/1-2. Lists signatories to the 1641 Protestation for Manchester. (1,825 records)

Workhouse and Poor Law Records

pdf Alverstoke Parish Apprentices 1791 (671 KB)
A list of pauper children apprenticed by the parish of Alverstoke, Hampshire, to cotton mills in Manchester in 1791. First published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 23 Issue 3 (1987). (48 records)

pdf Bolton Poor Rate Assessment Book for 1686 (280 KB)
Names and some details of those assessed for poor rate. Transcribed by Kath Arkwright. (1,024 records)

pdf Bolton Workhouse Births (5.66 MB)
Names, dates of birth, parentage and home addresses of children born in Bolton Workhouse 1839-1926 (2,680 records)

pdf Bolton Workhouse Creed Books 1869-1918 (4.63 MB)
Transcribed details from the Creed Registers of Bolton Workhouse for the years 1869-1882, 1892-5 and 1902-1907 - Work in progress for other years. (34,649 records).

pdf Bolton Workhouse Servants Index (183 KB)
Index to servants aged under 16 years of age placed with masters by Bolton Workhouse Guardians 1888-1916. Includes index of masters. Indexed by John Lippiatt.

pdf Bury Workhouse Registers (1.62 MB)
Admissions and Discharges 3 February 1864 to 24 September 1867 to 29 March 1871 to 24 December 1878 Burials 26 July 1858 to April 1916 The information contained in these documents was transcribed from the Bury Workhouse admission/discharge and burial registers by M. F. Sheppard. (21,887 records)

pdf Chelsea Workhouse Apprentices (358 KB)
Names and details of children apprenticed by Chelsea workhouse to William Douglas (spinner of cotton twist and weft) of Pendleton 1795-7. First published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 25, Issue 4 (1989). (31 records)

pdf Little Bolton Outdoor Relief Pay Book (43 KB)
Names and details of paupers requiring relief by Little Bolton Overseers for the quarters ending 24 June and 24 Sept 1839. (377 records)

pdf Little Bolton Poor Rate Book 1831-32 (26 KB)
Transcript of Poor Rate Book giving names of payees, residences and some notes. Transcribed by John Lippiat of Bolton and District FHS (285 records)

pdf Paupers in Bolton Workhouse 1820-1832 (84 KB)
Index of names and details appearing in a book listing paupers in the Fletcher Street Workhouse, transcribed by John Lippiatt. (1,249 records)

pdf Salford Workhouse Visiting Committee (3.68 MB)
Index to names in the Salford Workhouse Visiting Committee Minutes with summary details extracted from the Visiting Committee Minute Books 1865-1915 by George Dawes and Janet Parkes

pdf Turton Overseers Account Book 1789-1791 (18 KB)
An index to names appearing in the account book of the Turton Overseers of the Poor. Transcribed by Stephen Tonge of Bolton & District FHS. (288 records)

pdf Turton Workhouse Transgressions Book (41 KB)
Records of births in Turton Workhouse 1839-1853 (87 records), baptisms at Walmsley Chapel on 30 Dec 1847 of children born in the workhouse (17 records) and workhouse inmates transgressing against workhouse rules 1883-5 (118 records)

pdf Workhouse Inmates 1861 (132 KB)
Names of 1,200 inmates of Lancashire workhouses who had been resident in the workhouse for more than 5 years. Transcribed by Carol Fullelove

Trades and Professions

pdf Bolton Cooperative Society 1859-1909 (107 KB)
Index to names in History of the Great and Little Bolton Co-Operative Society Limited, Showing Fifty Years Progress 1859-1909: a Souvenir in Commemoration of the Society's Jubilee F. W. Peaples, 1909. (1,211 records)

pdf Bolton Cotton Workers 1802 (8.78 MB)
The list was compiled by Jonathan Cooper, Constable of Little Bolton on 1st September 1802. This searchable version was created by John Lippiatt.

pdf Carrbrook Strike 1895 (36 KB)
From article by Richard Spencer published in Manchester Genealogist Vol. 33 Issue 1. List of employees of Gartside & Co's Calico Printing Works at Carrbrook, Stalybridge. (206 records)

pdf Dukinfield Moravian Ministers (120 KB)
Ministers of the Dukinfield Moravian Church 1740-1946. First published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 19, Issue 1 (1983. (43 records)

pdf E. Armitage Strike 1850 (30 KB)
List of employees of Sir Elkanah Armitage's cotton mill in Pendleton in 1850. From report in Manchester Guardian listing employees and wages. Originally published in Manchester Genealogist Vol. 27, Issue 1 (1991). (578 records)

pdf Manchester Fish and Chip Workers (207 KB)
Alphabetical List of people working in the fish and chip trade in Manchester who appear in the 1939 Register, compiled by Joseph Hilditch. (675 records)

pdf Great Manifesto Against Tariff Reform (37 KB)
Manifesto promoting free trade issued in response to proposed tariffs likely to affect the cotton trade. First published in Manchester Genealogist Vol 29 Issue 3. (778 records)

pdf Kelly's Directory 1911 (32 KB)
Listings for a small number of trades in Manchester & Salford listed in Kelly's Directory for Manchester and Salford 1911. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch.

pdf Lancashire Gamekeepers 1791 (70 KB)
A list at gamekeepers in Lancashire with additional note on the latter by J.D. Greenhalgh. First published in weekly articles In the Bolton Chronicle newspaper and then compiled into book form by B.T. Barton under the title "Historical Gleanings of Bolton & District, 3rd Series, 1883" (118 records)

pdf Pendlebury and Swinton Local Musicians 1884 (251 KB)
Names taken from Sketches of Local Musicians and Musical Societies by William Millington and printed by Pendlebury and Swinton Journal in 1884. The book gives an account of each person's musical abilities, occupation etc. Frirst published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 26, Issue 1 (1990). (127 records)

pdf Manchester Millworkers (77 KB)
Workers in Manchester Cotton Mills from lists published 1818-1833. Covers James Kennedy's Pickford St and Ancoats Mills and McConnel and Kennedy's mills. From lists transcribed by Julie Davey.

pdf Manchester Police Records (1.45 MB)
Recruits to Manchester Police 1848-1967

pdf Metro-Vickers Apprentices (1.39 MB)
Metropolitan Vickers, Register of Ex-Apprentices and Ex-Trainees, 1902-1934. (4,756 records)

pdf Parliamentary Papers (269 KB)
Names extracted mostly from Parliamentary Papers and published in 'Pictures of the Revolution' E Royston Pike's Human Documents of the Industrial Revolution in Britain [1966 George Allen and Unwin]. First published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 26, Issue 1 (1990). (59 records)

pdf Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel: Ministers 1807-1965 (2.09 MB)
Ministers of Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Church (now URC) 1807-1965 Recorded by Irene Butcher. (13 records)

pdf Radcliffe & Pilkington Co-operative Society (16.76 MB)
Scanned images and name transcript of the book "Radcliffe & Pilkington Co-operative Society Jubilee Souvenir 1860-1910" (800 records)

pdf Schoolmasters in 1841 (16 KB)
Alphabetical List of Masters, Mistresses, Governors, Professors and Assistants in Schools in Manchester & Salford extracted from Pigot & Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1841 by Gillian Taylor Shaw.

pdf Slater's Directory of Manchester 1911 (735 KB)
Extracts of listings for a variety of trades. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch (3,467 records)

Military Records

pdf Army Deserters (4.55 MB)
Details of deserters from the British Army whose names were published in The Police Gazette 1828-1840. (36,578 records)

pdf Bolton Light Horse Muster Roll 1805 (23 KB)
Full transcript of the roll with extensive notes on several of those named. (88 records)

pdf Bolton Soldiers Index 1806-1838 (145 KB)
Soldiers in TNA WO97 Pension Records with birthplaces in or near Bolton. Extracted from the Jim Beckett Index. (394 records)

pdf Call to Arms (16 KB)
Manchester Times Friday 19 January 1900 - Issue 2215: The final selection of members of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Volunteer Battalions of the Manchester Regiment for active service. Transcribed by Gillian Taylor-Shaw. (121 records)

pdf Jewish War Graves in Rainsough Cemetery (717 KB)
Details of burials of Jewish servicemen who died in WW1 and WW2, recorded on a memorial plaque at Rainsough Jewish Cemetery. (57 records)

pdf Lancashire Fusiliers: Military General Service Medal (103 KB)
Awards of the Military General Service medal in 1847 to members of Lancashire Fusiliers who had served in campaigns 1793-1814. Transcribed by Colin Calderbank (236 Records)

pdf Lancashire School and University Rolls of Honour (894 KB)
WW1 Rolls of honour for Liverpool College, Liverpool University, Manchester Grammar School, Merchant Taylors School,Rossall School,Lancashire Royal Grammar School published in the 1917 book "Lancashire Biographies" (5,990 records)

pdf Longsight Wesleyan Methodist Roll of Honour 1918 (841 KB)
Roll of members of Longsight Wesleyan Methodist Church and Sunday School killed or serving with HM Forces in 1918. Originally published in Manchester genealogist Vol. 23 Issue 4 (1987). (234 records)

pdf Manchester Evening News Roll of Honour (41 KB)
Notices of deaths in WW2 published in the Manchester Evening News 1939-1940. Abstracted by Joseph Hilditch (170 records)

pdf Manchester Grammar School Magazine (Ulula) (215 KB)
Ulula, the magazine of Manchester Grammar School was published eight times a year and from 1914 to 1917, in addition to the regular references to staff and pupils, published the names of staff and former pupils serving with HM forces. Index of all names with images of the magazines in which they appear (8,153 records)

pdf Manchester Home Guard (161 KB)
Listing of the officers of the 49th (Openshaw) Battalion of the Home Guard. Transcribed by Joe Hilditch (304 records)

pdf Manchester Regiment WW2 Deaths (192 KB)
Deaths of soldiers serving in the Manchester Regiment recorded in the Commonwealth war Graves registers. Compiled by Joseph Hilditch. (958 records)

pdf Manchester Wellington Memorial Unveiling (22 KB)
Veterans attending the unveiling ceremony of the Manchester Wellington Memorial in Piccadilly, (opposite to Clayton House) on 31st August 1856 and recorded in the Manchester Guardian. Published in Manchester Genealogist Vol 28 Issue 1 1992. (81 records)

pdf Men of Rorke's Drift (26 KB)
This list of men who fought at Rorke's Drift was first published in The Manchester Genealogist Vol. 32 Number 2 (1997) as part of an article describing the battle on Wednesday 22 January 1879. A number of those involved as came from Lancashire. Biographical details have been added to many of the names, some of this coming from online newspapers and added since the original article was published. (157 records)

pdf New Zealand Fencibles 1847-52 (17 KB)
List of men with North West connections enlisted with the NZ Fencibles. Originally published in Manchester Genealogist Vol. 34 Issue 4, 1998. (54 records)

pdf Oldham Secondary School Roll of Honour 1915 (3.21 MB)
A school magazine for Oldham Secondary School containing details of former pupils serving with HM forces (129 records)

pdf Scutari Hospital Deaths (1.98 MB)
Deaths at Scutari Hospital during the Crimean War reported in various newspapers. Includes deaths of Lancashire Militia soldiers at Gibraltar and seven surgeons sent to Scutari Hospital. Indexed by Anthony Steven (5,893 records)

pdf Stalybridge Herald Xmas Supplement 1915 (65 KB)
Details of WW1 servicemen published in the supplement, including names, ranks, regiments and residential addresses. for some entries further details are included. Transcribed by Anthony Steven. (447 records)

pdf The Hulmeian 1914-1917 (71 KB)
The magazine of the Hulme Grammar School (since 1939 The William Hulme's Grammar School). Index of names appearing in lists of those serving with HM forces in WW1 (678 records)

pdf War Grave Registers (WW2) (19 KB)
Details of WW2 servicemen buried in Crompton and Failsworth Cemeteries. Transcribed by Linda Bailey. (33 Records)

Institutions (Schools, Hospitals, Etc.)

pdf Bolton Grammar School Boys 1658-1882 (173 KB)
Names of boys attending Bolton Grammar School. Includes addresses (for most) and year of admission to the school. (1,848 records)

pdf Bridgewater House Boys Home (23 KB)
Transcript of register of Bridgewater House Boys Home, Chester Road, Manchester 1886-1889. First published in Manchester Genealogist Vol. 32 Issue 4, 1996. (122 records)

pdf Henshaw's Asylum for the Blind Annual Reports (571 KB)
Names of inmates, trustees, donors etc. published in Henshaws' annual reports (23,442 records)

pdf Manchester Central High School History (536 KB)
Names of some former pupils serving in the two World Wars and of Masters from c1904-1950. (255 records)

pdf Manchester Grammar School Admissions 1730-1837 (2.47 MB)
Jeremiah Finch Smith's register of admissions to Manchester Grammar School. Originally published in three parts between1866 and 1874 by the Chetham Society and transcribed by Linda Bailey and Chris Hall. (3,647 records)

pdf Manchester Grammar School Pupils 1888-1951 (1.56 MB)
Biographical details of Old Mancunians, including a small number of Preparatory School pupils. Redacted to 90 years from entry date. Plus career details of 438 masters. Redacted 100 years from birth or 80 years from date of first service. (15,939 records)

pdf Manchester Prisoner Licences (71 KB)
A list of prisoners (mostly female) related to Manchester and released from prison under licence between 1853 and 1887. Includes personal details and TNA PCOM3 and PCOM4 references. Extracted from TNA online index by Julie Davey.

pdf Prestwich Asylum Admissions (5.65 MB)
Admissions to Prestwich Asylum from 1851 to 1901

pdf Royal Manchester School for the Deaf and Dumb (55 KB)
Documents relating to pupils admitted to the school. Includes a report into the subsequent lives of former pupils admitted between 1825 and 1873. (903 records). A project is in progress to index the surviving admission registers from 1825 onwards (redacted to 100 years) and this data will be added progressively from 2019 onwards. Present coverage is 1839-50, 1856-57, 1862-63, 1900-1902, 1906-12 1914-1919 (2,559 Records)

pdf Schoolteachers' Registration (78 KB)
Details of registration of school teachers working in Ardwick, Ancoats, Wythenshawe, Moston, Collyhurst and Miles Platting. Extracted by Joseph Hilditch (466 records)

pdf Swinton Industrial Schools Discharges (960 KB)
Index to names with summary details extracted from the Discharge Registers 1846-1922 by George Dawes

pdf Tipping Street Congregational Church Members (45 KB)
Membership Roll of Tipping Street Congregational Church, Ardwick 1856-1873. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch.

pdf Whittingham Hospital Admissions (242 KB)
An index to patient admissions to Whittingham Hospital (Asylum) for patients from Manchester and Salford between 1873 and 1913. Compiled by Julie Davey from the Lancashire Record Office online index.

Miscellaneous

pdf Annals of Manchester (538 KB)
Entries appearing in W. E. Axon's 1886 publication, which relate to named individuals. Transcribed by Linda Bailey (995 records)

pdf Blackrod Diary (14.11 MB)
Extracts covering principally 1876-1907 though a few earlier and later entries. Mentions many local events and people. Includes images of the diary and an index to dates of entries. (470 records)

pdf John Owen Diary (1.48 MB)
The John Owen diary is a journal kept by the 19th century antiquary John Owen and contains largely notes relating to his own family history. The diary is available in both transcribed form and as images of the original document.

pdf Lancashire Biographies (1.72 MB)
Biographies published in 1917 of prominent Lancastrians including genealogical and career information (1,589 records)

pdf Manchester and Lancashire Strays (4 KB)
References to persons who were born or lived formerly in Manchester or Lancashire and who appear in records for places outside this area.

pdf Manchester Clarion Club Visitors 1908-20 (481 KB)
Names and details of visitors to the Manchester Clarion Club, Market Street 1908-1920. Transcribed by Mark Harrey from the original, courtesy of Chris Willis. (3,393 records)

pdf Manchester Faces and Places (102 KB)
Faces and Places was published 1898-1906 as a monthly series. It contains sometimes lengthy biographies of Manchester's more prominent citizens and institutions. There are frequently photographs of the people concerned. Copies are available in the Local Studies section of Archives+ at Manchester Central Library (1,168 records)

pdf Missing Persons from the Manchester Times (796 KB)
Julie Davey has compiled this invaluable index of missing person advertisements published in the Manchester Times. These advertisements generally relate to persons with whom the advertiser has lost contact rather than those who have "disappeared". As always, spelling of names and places may be subject to some variation.

pdf Newspaper Announcements (6 KB)
Extracts from a variety of newspapers including inquests, BMD announcements, Inquests and other miscellaneous topics. Covers Manchester Courier 1825-1830, 1832, 1834-1839, 1895 (Inquests 1830, 1832, 1834 1835-1840) and Manchester Mercury 1804-1806, 1809, 1814-1816, 1819-25 transcribed by Linda Bailey, Chris Hall Laura Lewis and Chris Norcross. Also contains 550 references from the Manchester Evening News to people charged with contravening the WW2 blackout regulations. (37,055 records)

pdf Pendleton Reporter 1881 (10.27 MB)
Cases heard in the magistrates' courts in Salford during the year 1881.

pdf Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel Members 1869-1924 (2.14 MB)
Membersship Roll for Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Church (now URC) 1869-1924 from original roll transcribed by Irene Butcher. (398 records)

pdf Salford Motor Vehicle Registrations (2.22 MB)
An index of motor vehicles by plate and owner for Salford c1903-1926. Transcribed by George Dawes. (6,142 records)

pdf The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll (1.50 MB)
Details of signatories to the Methodist Historic Roll belonging to chapels in Manchester and Salford (and some other places) which have been extracted by Julie Davey from the microfiche copy of Volumes 27 and 28 of the roll. (17,824 records)

pdf Westhoughton Office Holders (15 KB)
Lists of churchwardens, constables and overseers.