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A collection of reference documents useful to beginners and more advanced researchers alike.


pdf Civil Registration Key Dates Popular

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Civil Registration Key Dates.pdf

A list of key dates for civil registration including dates at which the Manchester Registration District was reorganised.

pdf Census Details Popular

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The dates of each of the decennial censuses from 1801 to 1931 and a summary of the details which were requested for each.

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Key Dates for Parish Registers.pdf

The history of parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials dates from 1538. Since their introduction, there have been many changes which may affect the content and how these might be interpreted. This document sets out the key dates and changes and their relevance to family historians.

pdf Coroners' Courts

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Information about the coroner's court and its functions, including a list of links to coroners' courts covering Manchester and parts of Lancashire. Created by Linda Bailey.

pdf Manchester 60 inch OS Map Index Popular

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An index to the 60 inch to one mile Ordnance Survey maps for Manchester and the surrounding district. Clicking on any street name will link to the area of the appropriate map on the National Library of Scotland web site, with the selected place at the centre of the page. Created by Chris Willis.