Oldham Local Interest Research



Our Branch and individual research activities can include anything and everything that we can discover about our ancestors, their lives and their stories.
It's been written that there is a novel in all of us, just waiting to be written. Well, I'm not so sure about that! However, I do believe that there is a story in all of us, waiting to be given a 'voice'.


The links below, in our 'Pictorial Index' will take all our visitors to the numerous website pages where you can find stories, galleries and articles about our Oldham & District  history and ancestry.
Please note ... some of the links may take you to a page on another website, or to a .pdf, in which case, it will open in  a new tab.

Custom Roll and Rental of the Manor of Ashton-under-Lyne, November 11, 1422.

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A German Armaments Manufacturer in Oldham During World War One 
by Dorothy Bintley

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Finding Early Burials in Oldham & District
by Rodney Melton

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'The Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester'
'The Court Leet or View of Frank Pledge,15th October, 1819'

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Ancestry and Local History Articles
A menu of articles, with links, to be found on the Oldham HRG website.
The articles cover a wide variety of subjects, contributed by readers.

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Reprinted from the 'Oldham Express' in 'Local Notes and Gleanings' by Giles Shaw,
Vol.1, 1886 - 1887 p.194 - 195

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The Gallery Page

A collection of photos and pictures with links to our local district, 
contributed by our website visitors.

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The 1st/10th Bt of the Manchester Regiment, the Oldham Territorials, were there, and suffered many losses.
Find their names, and those of local men in other regiments, who lost their lives, in Gallipoli, from April to December, 1915.

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The 16th(S) Battalion, Manchester Regiment, in the Second Battle of the Somme, at Manchester Hill, 21st March,1918,
An Account of the Battle; names of local men who died; and the names of all other men in the 16th, who died on the day or from the wounds received.

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Although we are always more than happy to receive articles, pictures etc., for the pages, copyright is always a tricky issue so do please make sure that you have the right to use any text or illustrations that you send! It is also helpful if you include a record of the source material that you use.

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The copyright of any contributions that you send will pass to the MLFHS unless you inform us, of your wish to retain copyright yourself, at the time of sending. The Branch Website Editor reserves the right to edit any contributions before publication.

New content ongoing

The Hidden pages (below) are really pages 'in waiting'; they are waiting for new content to be added, to which they will then be linked from relevant article pages. At the moment, their only link is to the 'in waiting' page with the Oldham graphic and sometimes partial, in progress content.