Manchester Documents

We hold a large number of documents relating to the Manchester area. These are only available to MLFHS members.

Birth and Marriage

  • Ancoats, All Souls Marriages (Included in The Great Database) Ancoats, All Souls Church,Marriages 1931-1935. A small dataset of marriages from All Souls Church, Ancoats transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (280 records)
  • Ardwick, St. Matthew Marriages 1931-71 (Included in The Great Database) Full details of marriages at St. Matthew's church, Ardwick 1931-1971. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (832 records)
  • Ardwick, St. Matthew, Baptisms 1914-1962 (Included in The Great Database) Details of baptisms at St. Matthew, Ardwick 1914-1962 including all details from register. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (2,196 records)
  • Cadishead Methodist Baptisms 1804-1886 (Included in The Great Database) Baptisms at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Cadishead. Transcribed by Frances Hoffman from LDS film 1786244 (1,204 records)
  • Manchester, Cheetham, Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Births and Marriages (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Marriage Witness Index (Included in The Great Database) List of witnesses to marriages at a large number of Manchester churches, compiled by Joseph Hilditch (22,457 records)
  • Odd Fellows Magazine (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel Baptisms 1870-1881 (Included in The Great Database) Baptisms at Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel (now URC) 1870-1881 from church register copy transcribed by Irene Butcher. (65 records)
  • Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Church Marriages (Included in The Great Database) Marriages at Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel (now URC) 1873-1884 from church register copy transcribed by Irene Butcher. (82 records)
  • Quaker Marriages (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Some Manchester Quakers in 1831 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Stockport, St. Mary Marriage (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Unclaimed Birth and Marriage Certificates (Included in The Great Database) 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.

Death and Burial

  • Civilian War Deaths, Manchester, WW2 (Included in The Great Database) Civilians died as a result of enemy action in Manchester during World War 2. Compiled by Joseph Hilditch. (579 records)
  • Clayton, St. Cross Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1874-1953
  • Clifton Hall Colliery Explosion (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Denton, St Lawrence Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1695-1777
  • Gorton, St James Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1650-1741
  • In Memoriam Cards (Included in The Great Database) Transcripts of In Memorial cards first published in Manchester Genealogist 18/4, 23/4 and 24/4. (90 records)
  • Manchester Cholera Victims 1832 (Included in The Great Database) Alphabetical List of the first 200 victims of the cholera epidemic of 1832 as recorded by Henry Gaulter MD. (200 records)
  • Manchester Collegiate Church (Cathedral) Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1573-1866
  • Manchester Crematorium Death Notices (Included in The Great Database) Over seven thousand 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.
  • Manchester Probate Names Index (Included in The Great Database) An index of names which appear in the wills and administrations of Manchester residents 1812-1837 (currently 1812-1818) (8,485 records)
  • Manchester, Ardwick, St. Thomas, Burials (Included in The Great Database) A transcription of the burial registers for Ardwick, St. Thomas 1813-1854. (2,100 records)
  • Manchester, Cheetham, St. Luke Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1840-1868
  • Manchester, Cheetham, St. Mark Burials (Included in The Great Database) Transcript of the burial registers of St. Mark, Cheetham 1813-1855 (with one additional burial for 1878). (6,650 records)
  • Manchester, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, St Clement Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1725-1837
  • Manchester, Didsbury, St James Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1562-1757
  • Manchester, Hulme St George Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1829-1920
  • Manchester, Longsight, St. John Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1800-1906
  • Manchester, Philips Park Cemetery Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials Dec 1930
  • Manchester, St Ann Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1737-1854
  • Manchester, St James, George Street Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1788-1854
  • Manchester, St John, Deansgate Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1769-1900
  • Manchester, St Mary, Deansgate Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1754-1871
  • Manchester, St. Matthew, Campfield Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1826-1884
  • Manchester, St. Matthew, Campfield: Remains removed in 1951 (Included in The Great Database) A list of the details taken from coffins removed from the vaults in 1951 prior to demolition of the church (44 records)
  • Manchester, St. Michael, Angel Meadow, Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1789-1856
  • Manchester, St. Peter, St. Peter's Square Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1796-1866
  • Odd Fellows Magazine (Included in The Great Database) A transcript of deaths announced in the Odd Fellows Magazine. These are dated mostly between 1838 and 1841. (194 records)
  • Old South East Lancashire Obituaries (Included in The Great Database) Obituaries taken from 'Old South-East Lancashire', a genealogical magazine, vol.1. March 1880, No3. Short notices of deaths of old persons connected with the Hundred of Salford, who had attained at least the seventieth year of their age. First published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 27, Issue 2 (1991). (62 records)
  • Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, St. Peter Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1825-1966
  • Oldham, Audenshaw, St. Stephen Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1846-1973
  • Oldham, Bardsley, Holy Trinity Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1844-1855
  • Oldham, Boarshaw Cemetery Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1965-1965
  • Oldham, Chadderton, Mills Hill Road, Baptist Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1853-1999
  • Oldham, Chadderton, St. Matthew Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1781-1947
  • Oldham, Delph, Independent Chapel Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1834-1851
  • Oldham, Denshaw, Christ Church Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1857-1920
  • Oldham, Dobcross, Holy Trinity Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1788-1842
  • Oldham, East Crompton, St. James Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1847-1964
  • Oldham, Failsworth, Dob Lane Unitarian Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1701-1802
  • Oldham, Failsworth, St. John Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1846-1976
  • Oldham, Friarmere, St. Thomas Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1769-1992
  • Oldham, Friezland, Christ Church Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1850-1934
  • Oldham, Hey, St. John Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1744-1887
  • Oldham, Heyside, Friends Meeting House (Quaker) Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1665-1938
  • Oldham, Hollinwood, St. Margaret Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1769-1901
  • Oldham, Hope Congregational Church Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1828-1837
  • Oldham, Leesfield, St. Thomas Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1848-1905
  • Oldham, Lydgate, St. Anne Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1788-1978
  • Oldham, Middleton Old Cemetery Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1862-1885
  • Oldham, Middleton, St. Leonard Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1541-1903
  • Oldham, Middleton, Wood St. New Jerusalem Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1832-1880
  • Oldham, Moorside, St. Thomas Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1873-1977
  • Oldham, Rhodes, All Saints Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1876-1949
  • Oldham, Royton, St. Paul Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1757-1938
  • Oldham, Saddleworth, St. Chad Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1801-1886
  • Oldham, Shaw, Holy Trinity Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1704-1888
  • Oldham, St. James Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1830-1848
  • Oldham, St. Mary Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1558-1932
  • Oldham, St. Peter Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1768-1876
  • Oldham, Tonge, St. Michael Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1818-1891
  • Oldham, Waterhead, Holy Trinity Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1847-1928
  • Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1870-1934
  • R Pepperdine Funeral Registers (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Salford Funeral Friendly Society (Included in The Great Database) 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
  • Salford, Cadishead, Methodist Church Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1808-1914
  • Salford, Christ Church Bible Christian, King St Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1800-1813
  • Salford, New Windsor Independent Chapel Burials (Included in The Great Database) Burials 1800-1837
  • T Broome Undertakers Register (Included in The Great Database) The registers of T Broome and Sons, Undertakers of Downing Street, Manchester 1863-1875; 1893-1940 (registers for 1875-1893 are missing. (10,802 records - Books 1-5)
  • Unclaimed Death Certificates (Included in The Great Database) Index to GRO death certificates held by MLFHS. These are generally certificates ordered in error by members and donated for the use of others.
  • Withington Hospital Deaths (Included in The Great Database) Details of deaths recorded at Withington Hospital (former Withington Workhouse) 1922-1937. Includes date and cause of death, burial place and inquest verdict where applicable. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch. (684 records)
  • Manchester Burial Grounds (Not included in The Great Database) Geoff Edge's listing of Manchester Burial Grounds and the whereabouts of registers and MIs. Formerly published as a book, now a handy bookmarked pdf file.
  • Manchester Crematorium Memorials (Not included in The Great Database) An index and transcript of inscriptions from niches and memorial plaques covering the period 1892-1940 (with a few later dated memorials).

 Census

  • Index to Manchester and Salford Streets in 1841 Census (Not included in The Great Database) An index providing census piece numbers for streets in Manchester and Salford recorded in the census returns for 1841.
  • Stretford 1881 Street Index (Not included in The Great Database) An index of streets in the 1881 census for Stretford Pieces RG11/3885-3888 

Rate Books, Poll Books and Other Lists

  • Chorlton Poor Rate 1851 (Included in The Great Database) Poor rate book for Chorlton-on-Medlock in 1852. Names occupiers and owners. Transcribed by Ray Hulley (7,032 records)
  • Moss Side Absent Voters 1918 (Included in The Great Database) Absent voter list for Manchester Moss Side. This is only a small part of the list. (906 records)
  • Pemberton St. Cheetham Electoral Roll 1939 (Included in The Great Database) Transcript of the names of those living in Pemberton Street, Hightown, Cheetham appearing in the 1939 electoral roll. Transcribed by Judith Redfern (268 records)
  • Pendlebury Poor Rate 1852 (Included in The Great Database) Part of the poor rate book for Pendlebury in 1852. Names occupiers and owners. Transcribed by Ray Hulley (539 records)
  • Protestation Returns: Manchester (Included in The Great Database) Reprinted from Manchester Genealogist 30/1-2. Lists signatories to the 1641 Protestation for Manchester. (1,825 records)
  • Manchester Grand Jurors (Not included in The Great Database) Alphabetical List and lists by jury of 3,388 members of the grand juries of Manchester Quarter Sessions between 1850 and 1900 compiled by Joseph Hilditch.
  • Salford Absent Voters 1918 - Northern Division (Not included in The Great Database) These voter registration lists were compiled for the General Election of 1918 and list (mostly) servicemen expected to be absent from their home address for the election. Gives names, addresses, rank, regiment and number. Arranged in street order but each section includes a name index compiled by society volunteers. There are three separate sections
  • Salford Absent Voters 1918 - Southern Division (Not included in The Great Database) These voter registration lists were compiled for the General Election of 1918 and list (mostly) servicemen expected to be absent from their home address for the election. Gives names, addresses, rank, regiment and number. Arranged in street order but each section includes a name index compiled by society volunteers. There are three separate sections
  • Salford Absent Voters 1918 - Western Division (Not included in The Great Database) These voter registration lists were compiled for the General Election of 1918 and list (mostly) servicemen expected to be absent from their home address for the election. Gives names, addresses, rank, regiment and number. Arranged in street order but each section includes a name index compiled by society volunteers. There are three separate sections

Workhouse and Poor Law Records

  • Alverstoke Parish Apprentices 1791 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Bury Workhouse Registers (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Chelsea Workhouse Apprentices (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Newton Heath, All Saints, Burials (Included in The Great Database) Transcribed burials in the new churchyard of All Saints 1854-1950. Includes numerous burials from Manchester Parish 1856-1868 (24,405 records)
  • Salford Workhouse Visiting Committee (Included in The Great Database) 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
  • Workhouse Inmates 1861 (Included in The Great Database) Names of 1,200 inmates of Lancashire workhouses who had been resident in the workhouse for more than 5 years. Transcribed by Carol Fullelove
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Workhouse Addresses (Not included in The Great Database) From 1904 onwards, where a child was born in a workhouse, only the address of the workhouse was entered on the birth certificate and not the name of the workhouse. This list created by Lynne Wilkinson gives the addresses of Lancashire and Cheshire workhouses.
  • Lancashire Bastardy and Removal Orders (Not included in The Great Database) Transcribed by Mark Campbell. Bastardy orders covering 1802-1841 (with gaps) and Removal orders 1703-1845 (with gaps) from Lancashire Quarter Sessions records. Originals now available on ancestry.co.uk web database.

Trades and Professions

  • Carrbrook Strike 1895 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Dukinfield Moravian Ministers (Included in The Great Database) Ministers of the Dukinfield Moravian Church 1740-1946. First published in Manchester Genealogist Volume 19, Issue 1 (1983. (43 records)
  • Armitage Strike 1850 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Fish and Chip Workers (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Great Manifesto Against Tariff Reform (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Kelly's Directory 1911 (Included in The Great Database) Listings for a small number of trades in Manchester & Salford listed in Kelly's Directory for Manchester and Salford 1911. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch.
  • Lancashire Gamekeepers 1791 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Local Musicians 1884 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Manchester Millworkers (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Manchester Police Records (Included in The Great Database) Recruits to Manchester Police 1848-1967
  • Metro-Vickers Apprentices (Included in The Great Database) Metropolitan Vickers, Register of Ex-Apprentices and Ex-Trainees, 1902-1934. (4,756 records)
  • Parliamentary Papers (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Chapel: Ministers 1807-1965 (Included in The Great Database) Ministers of Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Church (now URC) 1807-1965 Recorded by Irene Butcher. (13 records)
  • Radcliffe & Pilkington Co-operative Society (Included in The Great Database) Scanned images and name transcript of the book "Radcliffe & Pilkington Co-operative Society Jubilee Souvenir 1860-1910" (800 records)
  • Schoolmasters in 1841 (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Slater's Directory of Manchester 1911 (Included in The Great Database) Extracts of listings for a variety of trades. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch (3,467 records)
  • Manchester Petition for the Abolition of the Slave Trade (Not included in The Great Database) Lists of the names appearing on the petitions for and (a smaller one) against the abolition of the slave trade. Includes notes on a number of those named.

Military

  • Army Deserters (Included in The Great Database) Details of deserters from the British Army whose names were published in The Police Gazette 1828-1840. (36,578 records)
  • Call to Arms (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Jewish War Graves (Included in The Great Database) Details of burials of Jewish servicemen who died in WW1 and WW2, recorded on a memorial plaque at Rainsough Jewish Cemetery. (57 records)
  • Lancashire School and University Rolls of Honour (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Longsight Wesleyan Methodist Roll of Honour 1918 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Manchester Evening News Roll of Honour (Included in The Great Database) Notices of deaths in WW2 published in the Manchester Evening News 1939-1940. Abstracted by Joseph Hilditch (170 records)
  • Manchester Grammar School Magazine (Ulula) (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Manchester Regiment WW2 Deaths (Included in The Great Database) Deaths of soldiers serving in the Manchester Regiment recorded in the Commonwealth war Graves registers. Compiled by Joseph Hilditch. (958 records)
  • Manchester Wellington Memorial Unveiling (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Men of Rorke's Drift (Included in The Great Database) This list of men who fought at Rorke's Drift was irst 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)
  • New Zealand Fencibles 1847-52 (Included in The Great Database) List of men with North West connections enlisted with the NZ Fencibles. Originally published in Manchester Genealogist Vol. 34 Issue 4, 1998. (54 records)
  • Royal Manchester School for the Deaf and Dumb, Donors (Included in The Great Database) Names and addresses of donors to the Royal Manchester School for the Deaf & Dumb 1841-1939 (564 records)
  • Stalybridge Herald Xmas Supplement 1915 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • The Hulmeian 1914-1917 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • War Grave Registers (WW2) (Included in The Great Database) Details of WW2 servicemen buried in Crompton and Failsworth Cemeteries. Transcribed by Linda Bailey. (33 Records)

Institutions (Schools, Hospitals etc.)

  • Bridgewater House Boys Home (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Henshaw's Asylum for the Blind Annual Reports (Included in The Great Database) Names of inmates, trustees, donors etc. published in Henshaws' annual reports (23,442 records)
  • Manchester Central High School History (Included in The Great Database) Names of some former pupils serving in the two World Wars and of Masters from c1904-1950. (255 records)
  • Manchester Grammar School Pupils 1888-1951 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Manchester Prisoner Licences (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Prestwich Asylum Admissions (Included in The Great Database) Admissions to Prestwich Asylum from 1851 to 1901
  • Royal Manchester School for the Deaf and Dumb (Included in The Great Database) 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 (965 Records)
  • Schoolteachers' Licenses (Included in The Great Database) Details of licences issued to school teachers working in Ardwick, Ancoats, Wythenshawe, Moston, Collyhurst and Miles Platting. Extracted by Joseph Hilditch (466 records)
  • Swinton Industrial Schools Discharges (Included in The Great Database) Index to names with summary details extracted from the Discharge Registers 1846-1922 by George Dawes
  • Tipping Street Congregational Church Members (Included in The Great Database) Membership Roll of Tipping Street Congregational Church, Ardwick 1856-1873. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch.
  • Whittingham Hospital Admissions (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Lancashire Schools in 1924 (Not included in The Great Database) Alphabetical List of Schools in Manchester & Salford extracted from Kelly's Directory of Lancashire for 1924 by Gillian Taylor Shaw.

Miscellaneous

  • John Owen Diary (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Lancashire Biographies (Included in The Great Database) Biographies published in 1917 of prominent Lancastrians including genealogical and career information (1,589 records)
  • Manchester and Lancashire Strays (Included in The Great Database) References to persons who were born or lived formerly in Manchester or Lancashire and who appear in records for places outside this area.
  • Manchester Clarion Club Visitors 1908-20 (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Manchester Faces and Places (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Missing Persons from the Manchester Times (Included in The Great Database) 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.
  • Newspaper Announcements (Included in The Great Database) Extracts from a variety of newspapers including inquests, BMD announcements and other miscellaneous topics. 1825, 1830, 1837, 1895 (7,353 records)
  • Pendleton Reporter 1881 (Included in The Great Database) Cases heard in the magistrates' courts in Salford during the year 1881.
  • Poulton-lr-Fylde Congregational Chapel Members 1869-1924 (Included in The Great Database) Membersship Roll for Poulton-le-Fylde Congregational Church (now URC) 1869-1924 from original roll transcribed by Irene Butcher. (398 records)
  • Salford Motor Vehicle Registrations (Included in The Great Database) An index of motor vehicles by plate and owner for Salford c1903-1926. Transcribed by George Dawes. (6,142 records)
  • The Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll (Included in The Great Database) 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)
  • Account Book of Casey's Charity 1794-1847 (Not included in The Great Database) Casey's Charity was a charity which provided support to Manchester's poor Catholics. Includes transcript of account book and index of 13,825 names.
  • City of Rome Passenger Lists (Not included in The Great Database) Cecilia O'Neill has transcribed two nineteenth century passenger lists relating to voyages of the Anchor Line's 'City of Rome' between Liverpool and New York in 1887-8.
  • Crew Cash Advances 1916-1917 (Not included in The Great Database) Gail Williams' great uncle worked on the SS Manchester Spinner during WW1. He sent copies of three lists of cash advances to crew home for safe keeping. Gail has transcribed them in case anyone had a family member aboard the ship.
  • Manchester Historical Recorder (Not included in The Great Database) Historical events in Manchester arranged chronologically from 500BC to 1874. Lists numerous deaths, fires, floods, visitors and other events.
  • Manchester in 1794 (Not included in The Great Database) A description of Manchester published in Scholes's Directory of Manchester for 1794. Transcribed by Joseph Hilditch
  • Old Stretford (Not included in The Great Database) A lecture delivered to the members and friends of the Stretford Institute on 19 February 1878 by Mr. John E. Bailey FSA. Full text transcribed by Brian Thompson.
  • Salford Tenants (Not included in The Great Database) Julie Davey has transcribed three lists of Salford tenants circa 1891-2 whose properties were affected by proposed expansion of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway.